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Our favorite dog shampoos

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Between dogs who are scared to set foot in the bathroom and those who try to jump out of the tub mid-scrub, it's certainly not easy to bathe your dog.

Giving a dog a bath is hard enough, but with all the shampoo options, it can be dizzying to pick one that will get the job done. We're here to help in that department with some dog shampoo picks that will get your pup smelling fresh and clean in no time.

Isle of Dogs Deep Cleaning shampooIsle of Dogs Deep Cleaning Shampoo

For the extra dirty dog, treat him to a scrub session with the Deep Cleaning Shampoo from Isle of Dogs. Gentle but powerful enough to remove all traces of dirt, grime and other yuckies, this top-notch shampoo is for dogs with all coat types. Best part? It contains odor neutralizers to keep your pup smelling fresh. And the Red Berries + Champagne scent will make you want to use it on your own hair! (iodogs.com, $10) 

Oster Oatmeal Naturals 4 in 1 ShampooOster Oatmeal Naturals 4 in 1 Shampoo

Looking for a pH balanced, biodegradable shampoo that does it all? Well, Oster Oatmeal Naturals 4 in 1 shampoo is what you've been waiting for. It detangles your dog's fur with ease, removes static and leaves your pup's coat soft and shiny. It's also 100 percent dye-free and barely costs more than your morning latte. What's not to love? (amazon.com, $7) 

Petco Whitening Conditioning ShampooPetco Whitening Conditioning Shampoo

If you have a white pup whose fur never looks quite clean enough after a romp at the beach or park, pick up a bottle of Petco Whitening Conditioning Shampoo to get his coat looking bright and beautiful again. Made with aloe vera, antioxidants and Vita-Moisturizers and complete with a yummy tangerine and lavender scent, this two-in-one shampoo and conditioner is one product that works magic. (petco.com, $9)

Bubbles ‘n Beads Shampoo & ConditionerBubbles 'n Beads Shampoo & Conditioner

Bubbles 'n Beads has everything you could possibly want in a shampoo/conditioner — a nice lather, a refreshing scent and the ability to get the job done. How? With micro-beads full of nourishing vitamins. including 11 amino acids that improve your pup's coat! The beads work deep even in the thickest of coats and burst upon contact with the skin releasing nutrients where they're needed most. (happytailsspa.com, $17)


No time for a real scrub a dub in the tub? No problem! This deodorizing shampoo powder by Fresh Dog doesn't need any water to get the job done. Just shake the powder onto your dirty pooch, massage into his coat with your hands or a brush and wipe away excess to freshen him up immediately. This can also be used on stinky bedding and carpets! (Republicofpaws.com, $15)

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Comments on "It's bath time: Dog shampoos that make the grade"

Karen Morley May 26, 2013 | 10:16 AM

My absolute fave dog shampoo is Essential Dog. They make essential oil shampoos and it's a little pricey but so worth it. It's made from all natural ingredients and smells amazing!!!! My dog seems much more calm at bath time when I use this one.

Diana Beatty January 15, 2013 | 7:54 PM

I think these shampoos sound really great I love to have a clean dog and to know that he would smell great is wonderful will have to check some of these out. thanks

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