The 10 Best Conditioners for Dogs
This wiki has been updated 14 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 recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
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.
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