Buddy Wash Original Lavender & Mint Dog Shampoo & Conditioner review

Features

  • Best overall
  • High-quality natural ingredients
  • Cleans and conditions

When you’re looking for the best shampoo for a Miniature Schnauzer, the Buddy Wash Original Lavender & Mint Dog Shampoo & Conditioner should be at the top of your list. This shampoo is made with cosmetic-grade ingredients, including a ton of natural ingredients which are great for your dog’s skin and coat. It cleans and conditions to ensure your dog’s coat is left looking and feeling healthy.

I loved that this shampoo contained such quality, natural ingredients and was soap-free and free of harsh additives. I liked that the ingredients soothed itchy skin, conditioned my dog’s coat, and even contained a natural deodorizer to get rid of smells. I found it easy to use, very effective, and it left my dogs looking their best.

Pros

  • Most owners found that this shampoo had a very pleasant smell which lasted for days after the bath
  • Owners liked that the shampoo contained natural ingredients, feeling it was high-quality for their dog
  • Many owners found the shampoo helped to condition their dog’s coat
  • Many found that this shampoo soothed their dog’s skin, even for those with ongoing skin issues
  • Owners typically found this shampoo was easy to use, stating it lathered well and rinsed away easily
  • Many said they only needed to use a little bit of this shampoo each time, which made it good value

Cons

  • Some owners found that the scent was too strong and stated they would have preferred something more subtle
  • Some found the scent didn’t last as long as they hoped after their dog’s bath
  • Some said the formula didn’t agree with their dog’s sensitive skin
  • Some owners found this shampoo wasn’t as conditioning as they expected
  • This shampoo can be difficult to get out of the bottle at times

Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe Dog & Cat Shampoo review

Features

  • Best for soothing
  • Soothes dry, itchy skin
  • Moisturizes and conditions

If your pup has irritated skin (as many Miniature Schnauzers are prone to) the Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe Dog & Cat Shampoo is an excellent option for soothing your pup’s skin. Made with natural ingredients this shampoo is specifically designed to soothe dry, itchy, or irritated skin, while gently cleaning your dog’s skin and coat. I loved that the formula also moisturizers, conditions, and deodorizes.

The vanilla and almond scent leaves your pup smelling pleasant after their bath. The formula is also soap free, and 100% biodegradable, paraben and phosphate-free. I felt that this shampoo was high-quality and gentle for my dogs.

Pros

  • Most owners found that this shampoo was very soothing for their dog’s skin, especially for those with skin issues
  • Owners liked that the ingredients were natural, feeling the shampoo was good quality for their dog
  • Owners typically found this shampoo left their dog’s coat well conditioned and free of tangles
  • Shampoo has a pleasant smell, with many owners saying it left their dog smelling lovely after their bath
  • Option to buy shampoo in a large bottle makes it great value for money
  • Most owners found the shampoo lathered and rinsed away easily

Cons

  • Some owners didn’t like the smell of this shampoo and therefore, didn’t like that it lasted for a few days after the bath
  • Thinner consistency than some shampoos, which some owners didn’t like
  • Some found the shampoo didn’t soothe their dog’s skin as much as expected
  • Some said the shampoo didn’t agree with their dog’s sensitive skin

Nature's Miracle Supreme Odor Control Oatmeal Dog Shampoo & Conditioner review

Features

  • Best for odor control
  • Neutralizes odors
  • Conditions and soothes

The Nature’s Miracle Supreme Odor Control Oatmeal Dog Shampoo & Conditioner is a great option for odor control, perfect to leave stinky pups clean and smelling fresh. The natural ingredients work to neutralize odors and clean your dog’s skin and coat. The formula also deeply conditions to leave your dog looking and feeling their best.

It’s soap free, free of dyes or parabens, and is gentle enough for sensitive skin. I found this shampoo smelt great and left my dog’s coat feeling soft and looking healthy. I liked that the formula was even designed to soothe irritated or itchy skin.

Pros

  • Most owners found this shampoo cleaned their dog well and got rid of any odors, even for older dogs or those with health issues which made them smelly
  • Many said the shampoo had a nice smell which lasted for a few days, but wasn’t overpowering
  • Owners liked the quality ingredients in this shampoo formula, feeling it was good for their dog
  • Many found this shampoo conditioned their dog’s coat well and left it looking healthy
  • Many owners found this shampoo was gentle on their dog’s skin, even for those with sensitive skin or skin issues

Cons

  • Doesn’t lather as much as some other shampoos, which some owners didn’t like
  • Some found the shampoo didn’t get rid of their dog’s odor
  • Some stated the smell was unpleasant and others mentioned it didn’t last long after their dog’s bath
  • Some found the shampoo didn’t agree with their dog’s skin

Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Antiseptic & Antifungal Shampoo review

Features

  • Best for skin infections
  • Medicated formula
  • Soothes and promotes healing

If your dog struggles with skin infections, the Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Antiseptic & Antifungal Shampoo might be the best choice for you. This medicated formula treats fungal and bacterial skin infections, working to eliminate bacteria causing the infection, as well as soothing the skin and encouraging healing. You can use this shampoo twice a week to tackle skin infections or once a week to stop flare ups.

This shampoo is high-quality and 100% paraben free, ensuring it’s good for your dog’s skin and coat. It works to effectively clean your dog as well as treating skin infections.

Pros

  • Many owners found this shampoo helped to clear up their dog’s skin condition, even where other treatments had failed
  • Some found the shampoo soothed their dog’s skin, easing itching and making them more comfortable
  • Many said this shampoo cleaned their dog’s coat well and left it in good condition
  • Some owners were surprised by how nice this shampoo smelt, mentioning it didn’t smell ‘medical’ as they expected
  • Most owners found the shampoo was easy to use, lathering and rinsing well

Cons

  • Some owners found this shampoo didn’t help to treat their dog’s skin condition
  • Some found the formula was too harsh for their dog’s skin
  • Some owners stated the shampoo didn’t clean their dog as well as others they’d tried
  • Some owners didn’t like the smell of the shampoo
  • Several owners were concerned about their dog licking themselves after being bathed with this shampoo, since it is a medicated formula

Ark Naturals Don't Worry Don't Rinse Me Waterless Dog & Cat Shampoo review

Features

  • Best waterless shampoo
  • Cleans and moisturizes
  • Use between baths

The Ark Naturals Don’t Worry Don’t Rinse Me Waterless Dog & Cat Shampoo is a fantastic option to keep your pup clean and smelling fresh between baths. You simply massage it into your dog’s coat, and you’re done: no need to rinse, brush, or towel dry (unless you want to). This product helps to clean and moisturize your dog’s coat between baths or on the go.

Quality, natural ingredients ensure it’s gentle on your dog’s skin. I loved that this shampoo was so easy to use and found it left my dogs smelling great. It’s very handy when you don’t have time to give them a bath, and I found it didn’t leave a greasy residue unlike other similar products I’ve tried.

Pros

  • Most owners found this product very useful, stating it helped to keep their dog clean and smelling nice between baths
  • Many owners liked that this shampoo didn’t leave a residue on their dog’s coat unlike other similar products they’d tried
  • Many liked the smell of this shampoo and said it left their dog smelling nice after use
  • Owners typically felt this formula was gentle on their dog’s skin and coat
  • Owners of dogs with mobility issues or health problems found this product kept their dog clean even when they weren’t able to have regular baths

Cons

  • Some owners didn’t like the smell of this product, mentioning it smelt ‘medical’ or ‘synthetic’
  • Some found the shampoo didn’t clean their dog as well as they’d hoped
  • Some said the shampoo left a residue in their dog’s coat
  • Some owners found that this product wasn’t as useful as they expected