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Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo & Conditioner Review 2024: Our Expert’s Opinion

Written by: Kit Copson

Last Updated on April 5, 2024 by Dogster Team

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Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo & Conditioner Review 2024: Our Expert’s Opinion

Our Final Verdict

We give Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo Review a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Price: 4.5/5
Scent: 4/5
Suitability for sensitive skin: 4.5/5
Cleaning Power: 5/5

For dog parents searching for a budget-friendly shampoo that gently but effectively scrubs up your mucky pup, we recommend Buddy Wash’s Original Dog Shampoo & Conditioner. This shampoo was designed to go easy on sensitive skin while still giving your dog’s fur a deep, thorough cleaning. It is soap and alcohol-free and formulated with a blend of natural ingredients and essential oils, plus is coconut-based.

Buddy Wash’s shampoo and conditioner combo aims to give your dog the “spa” treatment at an affordable price. If you are looking for something that may help soothe your dog’s dry skin while scrubbing away the remnants of your last trip to the park, read on to find out more about Buddy Wash’s dog shampoo.


Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo & Conditioner – A Quick Look

  • Gentle but effective
  • Formulated with soothing natural ingredients
  • 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner
  • Cruelty-free
  • Inexpensive
  • Mild scent

  • Brand name: Buddy Wash
  • Scent: Lavender & mint, green tea & bergamot, rosemary & mint
  • Weight: 1.06 lb
  • Product dimensions: 2.38 x 2.38 x 8.25 inches
  • Ingredients: Coconut base, aloe vera, tea tree oil, lavender and mint essence, sage and camomile extract, nettle extract, rosemary extract, wheat protein extract (natural deodorizer), vitamin E, vitamin C
  • Liquid volume: 16 fluid ounces
  • Dog size: Small, medium, large
  • Hair types: All hair types
  • Other features: Soap-free, alcohol-free

Buddy Wash Original

Natural ingredients for sensitive skin

Buddy Wash’s shampoo and conditioner combo is designed to make bathtime a soothing experience for dogs, including those with sensitive skin. It’s made up of some pretty scrumptious-sounding ingredients that are great for the skin, including coconut, aloe vera, lavender mint extract, and sage. It lathers and rinses easily for a thorough clean and aims to leave your dog’s fur soft and shiny.

That said, if your dog has skin issues, check with a vet before using any new products on them, including ones for sensitive skin. Depending on your dog’s specific condition, certain products may not be suitable.

Deodorizing power

As well as deep cleaning your dog’s fur, this shampoo contains wheat protein extract, which is a natural deodorizer. If you’ve got a smelly dog on your hands, this may help reduce “doggy” odors and get rid of unpleasant smells that have attached themselves to your dog on your adventures together. You can also choose from three scents—lavender and mint, green tea and bergamot, or rosemary and mint.


At PetKeen, we’re big fans of cruelty-free products. The Buddy Wash Original Shampoo and Conditioner is made in the U.S. and is not tested on animals. It can even be used safely on humans, should you feel so inclined! You shouldn’t use Buddy Wash shampoo on cats, though.

dog bath time with Buddy Wash Original Lavender & Mint Dog Shampoo & Conditioner

Mild scent

Buddy Wash’s shampoo leaves behind a mild scent on your dog’s fur, something you’ll either love or hate. Some dog parents may prefer a stronger, more obvious scent whereas others won’t mind the faint smell at all. Whether this is a pro or con is largely down to personal preference.


FAQ: Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo & Conditioner

Is this a two-in-one shampoo and conditioner?

Yes, it is. You don’t need to buy shampoo and conditioner separately.

Does this product get rid of fleas?

Buddy Wash shampoo and conditioner isn’t designed to get rid of fleas.

Can I safely wash my dog once per week with this shampoo?

Yes, unless your vet has advised otherwise.

This product contains tea tree oil, but isn’t tea tree oil bad for dogs?

In high concentrations, yes—tea tree oil is bad for dogs. However, this shampoo uses only a very low concentration of tea tree oil, so it isn’t harmful. If your dog has a skin condition, it’s best to have a word with your vet before trying out any new products, though.

Will this shampoo stop my dog from shedding?

No, but it won’t increase shedding, either.

What is the PH level of Buddy Wash shampoo?

The PH level is 5.0–6.0.

bath foam to a Golden Retriever dog
Image Credit By: 135pixels, Shutterstock

What the Users Say

When reviewing a product, we like to factor in what others on the net have to say to keep things as fair and balanced as possible. We’ve had a peruse to find out how Buddy Wash users feel about the original shampoo and conditioner, and have found that it has largely positive reviews. Not everyone felt great about it, though, so let’s take a look at the pros and cons according to users.

A lot of users commented that they were happy with how soft and shiny their dog’s coats were after using this shampoo and how much more manageable grooming became. Users were divided in terms of the scent, with some expressing appreciation for the pleasant lavender and mint scent, whereas others found it too faint or not long-lasting enough.

Some users left comments praising how great Buddy Wash’s shampoo was for their dog’s sensitive skin. On the other hand, a few people mentioned that their dog ended up with dandruff and itchy skin after use. For this reason, we want to emphasize again how important it is to check out new products with your vet before use, especially if your dog already has a skin condition.

On the whole, the general consensus is that this shampoo leaves your dog’s fur soft, manageable, and smelling good.



When it comes to this shampoo, we’re impressed by quite a few things. Most of all, we like the natural, high-quality ingredients chosen for their soothing and deodorizing properties and the fact that this product is both cruelty-free and affordable. To add to its value for money, the shampoo-conditioner combo saves you from having to shell out extra money for more products.

We hope you’ve found our Buddy Wash dog shampoo review helpful. If you decide to try out this shampoo, we wish you and your dog a soothing and relaxing bathtime!

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