What is Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoo?

The appellation “hypoallergenic” is a misnomer, but alert owners of dogs with sensitive skin can find products that are safer and gentler than regular dog shampoos.

Shampoos meant for dogs with sensitive skin should contain as few ingredients as possible. A shorter ingredients list means the product has fewer possible ingredients that can potentially cause a reaction. For this reason, hypoallergenic products generally omit some of the ingredients that provide some of the traits many of us are accustomed to having in a shampoo – compounds we have come to expect in a shampooing experience, but that are unnecessary and potentially harmful to the truly super-sensitive dog.

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