Best Shampoos + Conditioners for Poodles and Poodle Mixes

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While most dogs don’t like the idea of going for a bath, it can’t be denied how important of a role it has on maintaining the health of your dog’s skin. Poodles should also get a good bath every now and then with the right combination of shampoo and conditioner.

Our Shampoo + Conditioner Recommendations for Poodles

Here is our list of suggestions for shampoos and conditioners that make a good fit for your poodle’s coat. We do, however, suggest you to only try a small amount on the dog’s skin first in case it leads to any adverse or allergic reactions from the poodle’s skin.

Sofee & Co. Natural Oatmeal Dog Shampoo

This dog shampoo by Sofee & Co is a great for curly-haired breeds like poodles. The shampoo will help soothe and detangle the poodle’s hair, and will also help moisturize sensitive dry skin. It also uses non-toxic ingredients so you won’t have to worry about exposing your dog to harmful chemicals.

You have two choices with this dog shampoo: lavender and mint or white tea and ginger. Both variations will leave a great scent on your dog’s coat. The shampoo will also produce a thick foam, which will allow you to easily work the shampoo into your poodle’s coat.

Wahl White Pear Brightening Shampoo

This dog shampoo is a good fit for poodles that get dirty fairly often, whether that’s due to spending a lot of time outdoors or for other reasons. It will work well for most poodles with sensitive skin. It is pH balanced, paraben-free, and alcohol-free.

We would suggest this dog shampoo product for poodles that have a bright or white coat. Not only will it make him sparkly clean, it will also make your poodle smell great! Like the Sofee & Co shampoo, this one also lathes pretty well.

Burt’s Bees for Dogs Tearless Shampoo & Conditioner

This dog grooming product comes with both shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo will help soothe and soften your poodle’s coat, while the conditioner will help maintain the cleanliness and health of your poodle’s skin and coat. It uses natural ingredients like buttermilk and linseed oil to emphasize the soothing effect.

If you don’t want to leave your poodle’s skin in too dry of a condition then we would suggest checking this 2-in-1 grooming combo. Some dog owners, however, did comment that they weren’t overly fond of the scent that the shampoo left behind on their poodle’s fur so this is something you may want to check out first before you apply the product on the dog’s coat.

BioSilk for Dogs Deep Moisture Waterless Shampoo

If you have a poodle who absolutely hates bath time then this waterless shampoo may make a good alternative. This is a dog shampoo that will be gentle enough on the poodle’s skin, while also being strong enough to clean out the debris from the poodle’s curly hair.

This dog shampoo also makes a great complement to topical flea and tick treatments. It is safe to use on puppies (8 weeks of age or older) as well. You will be surprised by how much of the hideous dog smell will disappear once this waterless dog shampoo is applied to your poodle’s coat.

Common Questions About Poodle Shampoos

Here are some popular questions that dog owners have when it comes to giving your poodle a bath. We would also suggest asking your vet if you aren’t unsure of which shampoo + conditioner to use.

How Often Should You Wash Your Poodle?

For most poodles, once a week should be more than enough. Some poodles may need baths a bit more frequently if they spend a lot of time outdoors. While there isn’t necessarily a major risk of bathing your poodle frequently, it may potentially lead to skin irritations as the shampoo will be stripping the natural oils from your dog’s coat.

Are Poodles High-Maintenance?

Compared to other dog breeds, poodles may be considered fairly high-maintenance. They will require regular grooming sessions to prevent matting and tangling on their curly coat. Shampoo and conditioner will also be needed to keep the dog’s coat in top condition.

John at My Pet Child

is the Founder of My Pet Child, where he shares his tips on living with a dog in an apartment.

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