Best Shampoos for your Beagle Puppy
Keeping your Beagle puppy neat and clean is very important, but it is often hard to know what kind of shampoo you should use. While beagles are by nature clean dogs, you still need to bathe them regularly.
There are many shampoos available on the market today and they vary widely in price. You should choose a shampoo according to your budget; however, if you spend more on good quality shampoo, not only will your Beagle look better after his bath but he will also enjoy having shinier fur due to the special conditioners added to the shampoo for this purpose.
To decide which type of shampoo is best for your dog, it is important to understand the difference between them first.
Medicated shampoos have medications that fight skin irritations or infections. For example, some dogs suffer from skin problems caused by fleabites and the shampoo you use should contain a pesticide to kill these pests.
Oatmeal shampoos are gentle with colloidal oatmeal that cleanses gently and moisturizes your dog’s skin at the same time without irritating it.
Dandruff shampoos have special ingredients that fight dandruff in dogs. If you find powdery scaly white spots on your dog’s skin, this is something to look for in a shampoo. Look also for tea tree oil which is very soothing for your Beagle’s skin and will reduce any itching or infection-fighting shampoo with this ingredient included will be best for him. Your vet may recommend a shampoo with benzoyl peroxide which kills bacteria and fungi if your dog has seborrheic dermatitis.
Natural shampoos are good for dogs with allergies to chemicals or essential oils. You can find them in specialty stores or order them online. However, they usually do not produce the same lather as other types of shampoo so you will need to use more of it when washing your Beagle puppy.
Beagles shed very little hair; however, they still need regular grooming that includes brushing their teeth, nails, and ears on a weekly basis at least. Check your beagle’s skin at least once a month for any signs of infection like redness, dryness or flaking scales (dandruff) and if you notice these signs, consult a vet immediately.
If you bathe your dog regularly with the shampoo that is best for his type of skin, he will remain healthy and clean-smelling all year round.
Here are the best shampoos for your beagle puppy:
The Pet Wash Shampoo is a premium coat and skin treatment with a lot of essential oils and antioxidants for your dog’s skin like green tea, amla oil, and more. It contains no parabens or sulfates; however, it is very expensive since you will need to use at least four pumps (one per each leg and one on his back) and 8oz/240ml of shampoo does not go a long way.
This product has mostly five-star reviews online with comments like “Leaves her soft and smelling great!” and “The smell of the shampoo alone makes my beagle happy.”
I’ve tried a couple of other brands and they don’t compare to the quality of this product.
This shampoo is recommended by vets as it moisturizes your dog’s skin without irritating it and leaves his coat shiny and soft as well as tangle-free. You can use it for any breed from puppies to adults, but if you have a small dog under 20lbs/9kg, just use half a pump on their smaller body parts only.
- Great for beagle puppies with sensitive skin
- It includes oatmeal, which is moisturizing and prevents skin dryness.
- It’s made up of oils that are good for your puppy’s hair.
- Tear Free.
- It is made in the USA.
Adams Plus (Fleas and Ticks Control) is one of the most popular shampoos for dogs on Amazon due to its effectiveness against fleas, ticks, and lice.
This product is veterinarian-formulated with plant extracts that act as agents against worm infestation, so you can also use it if your beagle has received a pesticide treatment from your vet. It’s great for sensitive skin since it contains oatmeal and Aloe Vera which are very good for your Beagle’s coat.
Has a great deal of online reviews and I have a good experience using it as well. It’s a good flea shampoo as it has ingredients that repel them from your dog for up to four weeks.
I love it because it is effective in anti fleas and ticks shampoos, which can kill fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, lice, and ticks right after the first bath.
- Cleans and conditions the coat of dogs and puppies
- Suitable for any breed and pet’s age (puppies under six months)
- Infused with lemon extract, rosemary extract, and coconut extract which help reduce infestations of insects on your dog such as fleas, ticks, and lice.
- Work for 28 days after using it.
- It contains aloe to make the fur soft.
- For puppies older than 12 weeks.
John Paul Pet Shampoo (Waterless)
As the name suggests, the John Paul Pet Shampoo is a waterless shampoo that is very convenient if you work long hours and will not have time to wash your pet.
It’s made up of green tea extracts, aloe vera, and chamomile that cleans and conditions your dog’s skin without drying it.
What I like about this pet waterless shampoo is the fact that it removes bad odors from your dog while leaving a light scent of coconut and vanilla. It is great for dogs with sensitive skin since it contains no parabens or sulfates, chemicals, or artificial fragrances.
You can apply it using a cloth or spray on their fur directly (avoid their eyes) all over the body; however, don’t forget their paws as well. Leave it there for a couple of minutes, then use a damp washcloth to wipe it off.
Headsup: You need to brush your puppy’s fur before using this shampoo to remove dead hair and tangles.
- It contains organic aloe vera which helps moisturize your dog’s skin.
- Waterless, foam shampoo.
- It contains oatmeal, aloe, and chamomile.
- Although it won’t cure or heal chapped, cracked skin, it can be used to refresh and moisturize dry skin.
- All of Paul’s goods are subjected to rigorous testing on humans.
- Because it’s concentrated, you need less of it.
- Your puppy will have a lovely, odor-free coat after using it.
- Not tear-free.
- Can be expensive if you are using it frequently for bathing purposes.
- For dogs with sensitive skins.
My top choice is Adams Plus Fleas and Ticks Shampoo because it effectively kills fleas, ticks, or lice on contact, but if you have a pet who has extremely dry skin or does not like the smell of tea tree oil (very strong), consider purchasing Pet Wash by Paws and Pals as it helps soothe and hydrate your pet’s skin as making their coat super shiny
Pet Pleasent’s Oatmeal Shampoo (Best Scented)
This premium anti-flea shampoo is made with natural oatmeal extracts to moisturize, soothe and hydrate your beagle’s skin. If any of your family members cannot stand your beagle’s natural scent because it is very strong, or you are having difficulty in dealing with their dog’s dander, this shampoo will help to neutralize the smell.
It also contains aloe vera and eucalyptus which relieves itching and speeds up the healing of irritated skin. It is suitable for dogs that have flea allergies.
It also contains neem oil which works to repel ticks, fleas, and lice.
- The shampoo’s formula is enriched with vitamin E that helps protect the scalp from oxidative damage.
- Cheaper than most dog shampoos on the market.
- Safe for dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages.
- It does not contain harmful chemicals or ingredients that can cause irritation to your puppy’s skin, eyes or nose.
- Contains thyme oil which inhibits microbial growth in your pup’s coat while neutralizing odors at the same time
- Leaves a pleasant scent to your pet’s fur.
- Not tear-free.
- You need to shampoo your puppy twice using the product to make sure you kill all the fleas and their eggs as well as ticks or lice.
If you do not like the idea of having a dog who smells like thyme, I suggest checking out Adams Plus Fleas and Ticks Shampoo instead; it repels fleas, ticks, and lice for up to four weeks after the first bath!
Wahl Gentle Puppy Shampoo (Natural)
Wahl is a well-known brand when it comes to dog grooming equipment. This shampoo is designed for puppies since their skin are delicate, but I have also used it on my adult beagle with much success. It’s very gentle on your pet’s skin meaning it will not further irritate their sensitive skin.
What I like about this dog shampoo is that you can use it both as a foam or spray depending on how dirty your puppy is and what works best for them! The product can be used either indoors or outdoors since water isn’t needed during the bathing process.
- Gentle enough for newborn puppies who are less than 10 weeks old.
- The formula is infused with aloe vera gel which moisturizes your beagle’s skin.
- Hydrates your puppy’s skin well.
- Not tear-free so you need to be extra careful when using it around the eye area of your pet.
- Does not control or eliminate existing flea infestations on pets.
It is more expensive than most shampoos on the market, but if you are looking for an all-natural shampoo that works fast when it comes to fleas, this is definitely worth checking out! However, when used along with an anti-flea spray like Adams Plus Fleas and Ticks Shampoo, expect great results because both products help kill adult fleas within 24 hours while making sure their eggs hatch in less than 20 minutes which gives you a chance to kill the new adult fleas before they start laying more eggs.
Hartz Groomer’s Best Shampoo(Anti-Dandruff)
When my young beagle had dandruff my vet recommended using the Hartz Groomer’s Best shampoo. It contains oatmeal which helps exfoliate dead skin cells while preventing dandruff flakes, but it also helped relieve my beagle’s itchy skin because of his flea allergies!
The shampoo is tear-free which means you won’t have to worry about your puppy getting soap into their eyes or having to rinse them with water afterward. This formula is also designed for dogs who are constantly outside which means it will kill any adult fleas that may be lurking around in your yard.
- Comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle so you don’t have to deal with squeezing out excess shampoo – just spritz and go!
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor dogs, but be sure to rinse it thoroughly if your puppy tends to wallow in the mud or puddles of water outside.
- Gets rid of dandruff flakes within a few washes so you won’t need to deal with irritating your pet’s skin over and over again.
- Leaves behind a fresh scent instead of an old man’s cologne!
- Doesn’t come with aloe vera which makes this shampoo good for exfoliating but not that great at moisturizing since dryness is one of the main causes of dandruff issues.
- If your beagle has extremely sensitive skin, using this product on them might cause irritation
Burt’s Bees Shampoo (Natural and Tearless)
Probably one of the cheapest products out there, but don’t let the low price fool you! This shampoo is great for dogs with sensitive skin because it’s tear-free and contains aloe which helps soothe itching caused by fleas or allergies.
Best of all, it’s great for summertime when you want to give your pup a light and fresh bath before taking them out on a hike or to the beach.
- Comes with aloe vera which helps soothe itchy skin and prevent further irritation after bathing.
- Leaves behind a nice herbal scent that isn’t too overpowering!
- Perfect for summertime since it contains peppermint oil which acts as an insect repellent while giving off a cool, refreshing feeling in the heat.
- It has honey, beeswax, and buttermilk, which conditions your pup’s skin.
- Made for dogs of all ages.
- It does not contain any artificial fragrance or harsh chemicals.
- The bottle is made of plastic instead of glass so be careful when using this product near your dog’s eyes – nothing worse than getting shampoo in my pooch’s peepers! It also doesn’t lather up like traditional shampoos so you might need to apply more product than usual.
- Not the best choice for dogs with flea allergies since it does not contain any ingredients that kill or repel these insects.
Oatmeal shampoo is great if your pup has itchy skin but sometimes dryness can lead to damage which causes itching even more! Bathing your pooch with this formula is perfect because it’s super moisturizing – just make sure to use a conditioner afterward if necessary.
Grooming plays an essential role in your pup’s health, especially if they’re constantly outside where pests like fleas may be lurking around. Different shampoos are made for different skin types so it’s important to find one that works best for your dog instead of just grabbing the first bottle you see on the shelf at your local pet store.
As long as you remember to rinse off soap residue after using any shampoo, don’t use human products on your pooch, and test out new formulas before buying in bulk – all should go well with keeping your four-legged friend happy and healthy!
Also remember, beagle skins can be different, if you notice one product doesn’t work as effectively for you, try another one instead of forcing it. The sweet spot lies in finding the perfect balance between cleaning your dog without drying out their skin.
Best of luck!
Frequently asked questions
How often should you bathe a beagle?
If your beagle gets dirty from playing, you can give him a bath once a week. Otherwise, only wash the dog when he gets too dirty or smelly to go another day without a clean-up. You can always tell when it’s time for a bath because beagles tend to have a musky scent.
What’s the best way to bathe a beagle?
The best way to bathe a beagle is to wet him down with warm water, put some shampoo in your hands, and start massaging it into his fur. Avoid getting the shampoo in his eyes and keep it away from his ears and nose. Rinse him off when you’re done, then dry off the excess water with a towel or cloth.