Updated October 11, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Conditioners for Dogs

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in April of 2018. If you love running your hands through your dog's fur, but hate when your fingers get caught in tangles and mats, one of these conditioners can help. They get persistent knots out and leave coats feeling smooth. Many will even strengthen follicles, alleviate some skin conditions, and smell pretty nice, to boot. Combined with a quality canine shampoo, these should beautify your furry friend's mane. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best conditioner for dogs on Amazon.

10. The Stuff 18916

9. Pet Head High Maintenance

8. TropiClean Kiwi and Cocoa Butter

7. Nootie Medicated

6. Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe

5. Miracle Coat Lusterizer

4. BarkLogic Calming Leave-In

3. Isle of Dogs Everyday Silky Oatmeal

2. Paws & Pals Just For Them

1. Isle of Dogs Jasmine and Vanilla

Special Honors

Kiehl's Cuddly-Coat Grooming Rinse This conditioning rinse should be applied after shampoo and left on for a few minutes to reap all the benefits. It boasts soothing chamomile flower extract and gets its great lathering properties from natural palm kernel oil. In addition to leaving a pup's fur softer and shinier, it will help get out tangles and leave a mild, pleasant scent on the coat. kiehls.com

Dog Fashion Spa Conditioner As its name suggests, furry companions might look fresh from the groomers after using this. Featured on "The Today Show," it's free of toxins like GMOs, parabens, and synthetic dyes. As for the good stuff it contains, there's papaya fruit extract, which can not only fight hair loss but also promote growth, and mango extract, which is loaded with hydrating vitamin B6. dogfashionspa.com

Editor's Notes

October 02, 2019:

If you have a four-legged companion, you probably know how tough it is to wrangle them and get their permission (or at least tolerance) to put product on their fur. So once you do that, you may as well use shampoo and conditioner that does double or triple duty, not just detangling mats and softening their coat, but providing other benefits, too.

If your pups are battling irritated skin, constantly pawing at themselves, Nootie Medicated can provide the relief they need. It contains powerful analgesics to calm inflamed skin. Many pet owners see their animals scratching less within a matter of hours after use. If you're insistent on going with something a bit more natural, Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe is another great choice. Both its namesake ingredients work to soothe itchy skin, and it's free of synthetic ingredients.

When you're handling a furry friend who won't stay still long enough to get a lather, there is Miracle Coat Lusterizer and The Stuff 18916, both of which are spray-on options, so you don't have to give Spotty a bath to apply them.

Naturally, a good conditioner will help fight matting and make it easier to get out those knots, so we added Isle of Dogs Jasmine and Vanilla, which makes fur easier to brush through and can tackle stubborn matting.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on October 11, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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