High Quality Shampoos, Sprays, and Wipes For Dogs With Allergies

Douxo Calm ShampooBy Rachele Baker, DVM – Dogs that suffer from itchy skin and recurrent skin infections due to allergies (atopic dermatitis) require a lot of care. An excellent way to help relieve your dog’s itchy skin and help skin lesions heal is to use special shampoos, sprays, and wipes for dogs with allergies.

Shampoos, sprays, and wipes for dogs with allergies can help remove environmental allergens from the skin, treat bacterial and yeast skin infections, decrease recurrence of skin infections, alleviate skin inflammation and itchiness, moisturize the skin, and repair the defective skin barrier.

I have carefully researched shampoos, sprays, and wipes for dogs with allergies and I have chosen a select few to feature on my site based on their quality and proven efficacy.

Shampoos, Sprays, and Wipes for Skin Infections

Shampoos for skin infections should be used at least twice a week for one to two weeks and then as needed.

Douxo Chlorhexidine PS Shampoo

Douxo Chlorhexidine PS Shampoo is a gentle hypoallergenic shampoo containing chlorhexidine 3%, climbazole, and phytosphingosine. Chlorhexidine kills bacteria and climbazole kills yeast (fungal infections). Phytosphingosine is a pro-ceramide that helps restore the skin barrier and also has anti-inflammatory properties. It is important to leave the shampoo in contact with the skin for at least 10 minutes to allow time for the product to kill the yeast and bacteria. Then rinse well with cool water.

Douxo Chlorhexidine PS Shampoo
16.9 oz. Bottle

Douxo Chlorhexidine 3% PS Pads

Douxo Chlorhexidine 3% PS Pads are cotton pads impregnated with chlorhexidine 3%, phytosphingosine, and climbazole. Chlorhexidine kills bacteria and climbazole kills yeast (fungal infections). Phytosphingosine is a pro-ceramide that helps restore the skin barrier and also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Douxo Chlorhexidine 3% Pads can be used on affected areas once a day or as directed by your veterinarian. The pads may be especially useful for cleansing face, lip, and tail folds and between the toes.

Douxo Chlorhexidine 3% PS Pads
30 Pads

Chlorhexidine 4% Shampoo

This shampoo contains chlorhexidine 4% to kill bacteria as well as emollients to soothe the skin. It is important to leave the shampoo in contact with the skin for at least 10 minutes to allow time for the product to kill the bacteria. Then rinse well with cool water.

Chlorhexidine 4% Shampoo
16 oz. Bottle

Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care

Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care spray is a broad spectrum antimicrobial product that uses oxychlorine compounds similar to those naturally produced by neutrophils (cells of the immune system) to kill bacteria and yeast. The active ingredient in Vetericyn is an oxychlorine compound called hypochlorous acid.

The benefits of Vetericyn can last up to six hours. It is not recommended to use Vetericyn in conjunction with any other ointments or solutions but it is safe to use in conjunction with oral antibiotics.

Vetericyn will not cause injury if it is licked or ingested. It will not cause skin, eye, respiratory tract, or mucous membrane irritation. It is not necessary to rinse Vetericyn off. Vetericyn is safe to use around the mouth, nose, ears, and eyes.

Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care
8 oz. Spray Bottle

Shampoos and Sprays to Relieve Inflammation and Itching 

Douxo Calm Shampoo 

Douxo Calm Shampoo has been developed to help relieve the itchy skin associated with allergies in dogs. It contains phytosphingosine and avenanthramides. Phytosphingosine is a pro-ceramide that helps to restore the skin barrier. It also has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Avenanthramides are derived from colloidal oatmeal and help to relieve irritated skin. Douxo Calm Shampoo helps to relieve irritated skin, restore skin barrier function, and control bacterial overgrowth. It contains no artificial fragrances or parabens.

For generalized allergic dermatitis, bathe with Douxo Calm Shampoo on Day 1, Day 4, and Day 7.

Then use Douxo Calm Micro-Emulsion Spray on Days 10, 13, 16, 19, and 22. Once the allergic dermatitis is under control, bathe at least once a month or use the spray at least once a week on a long term basis.

Douxo Calm Shampoo
16.9 oz. Bottle

Douxo Calm Micro-Emulsion Spray 

Douxo Calm Micro-Emulsion spray contains phytosphingosine, hinokitiol, and raspberry seed oil. Phytosphingosine is a pro-ceramide that helps restore the skin barrier and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Hinokitiol is a natural antibacterial and antifungal agent. Raspberry seed oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidant tocopherols. Douxo Calm Micro-Emulsion Spray helps to relieve irritated skin, restore the skin barrier, and control bacterial overgrowth. The micro-emulsion spray technology allows for the active ingredient to mix into the skin surface lipid film for optimal persistence without leaving the hair wet or sticky.

Calm Micro-Emulsion Spray is meant to be used in conjunction with Douxo Calm Shampoo to facilitate long term control of allergic dermatitis in dogs.

Douxo Calm Micro-Emulsion Spray
6.8 oz. Bottle

DermAllay Oatmeal Shampoo

DermAllay Oatmeal Shampoo contains hydrolyzed oat protein, safflower oil,  and ceramide complex. It is a soothing, soap-free shampoo that helps to moisturize and relieve itchy skin and repair the defective skin barrier in dogs with atopic dermatitis.

DermAllay Oatmeal Shampoo
12 oz. Bottle