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The Best Hair Conditioners – For Dogs and Cats

Every breed of cat and dog will need some sort of hair/coat conditioning whether it be leave-in, rinse-off or an oral coat supplement. This is an important step to maintain your pet’s hair/coat. Shampoos are made to remove dirt and grime from the coat and skin of your pet but they also remove some of the needed natural oils. I recommend using a leave-in or rinse-off conditioner on your pet after every bath to restore hydration and moisture. Conditioning also helps to detangle and repair damaged hair caused by brushing and petting. Choosing the best hair conditioner for your pet can be a bit confusing because there are so many to choose from. In this article, I will help you make a decision by showing you some of the best hair conditioners available for your pet.

 

Best Pet Hair Conditioners


 There are three popular types of pet conditioners. First, we have the leave-in type, which usually comes in a spray bottle. Second is the rinse-off type that is used after shampooing. The third is a supplement that you add to your pets daily diet that helps keep your pets skin and hair/coat healthy from the inside out.

Leave-in Conditioners

You will find that there are many benefits of using a leave-in conditioner.

  • It will help keep the hair from tangling and forming mats
  • They help to repel dirt and airborne allergens.
  • They help hold in the moisture of your dog’s skin and coat

Tips: Spray evenly onto your pet’s coat avoiding the eyes. Do not over spray, over spraying will cause your pet’s coat to feel greasy. Brush in with a Pin, Slicker or Curry brush (depending on the coat of your pet). This will massage the conditioner deep into your pet’s coat all the way to the skin. I recommend conditioning after every bath and anytime you need to freshen up your pets coat/hair.

 


 Miracle Coat Dog Conditioning Spray

This leave-in lusterizer conditioning spray was one of the first created just for dogs.  Naturally created with the unique properties of tea tree oil and vitamins that remains in the coat to maximize sheen and allows the skin to retain its natural moisture. Yet gentle enough for regular use to enhance shine and manageability. Features a quiet sprayer application that will not frighten your dog.

Features:

  • Size: 32 fluid ounces
  • Type: Leave-in
  • Can be used on dogs and puppies
  • Naturally formulated
  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Made in the USA

 


Miracle Coat Cat Conditioning Spray

This leave-in lusterizer conditioning spray was created just for cats and kittens with a lavender scent that has been known to calm some cats. Naturally formulated with Vitamin E to intensify and prolong luster and conditioner for your cat’s fur and skin. Can be used after the bath or for touch-ups between baths. Features a quiet sprayer that will not frighten your cat.

Features:

  • Size: 8 fluid ounces
  • Type: Leave-in
  • Can be used on cats and kittens over 10 weeks old
  • Naturally formulated
  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Made in the USA

 


 Particular Paws Conditioning Spray for Dogs and Cats

This conditioner spray will make your pet’s coat shiny and more manageable. Formulated with all natural ingredients and NO toxic chemicals, dyes or perfumes. You and your pet will love the long lasting smell of cucumber melon. Gentle enough to use every day and will not interfere with topical flea and tick treatments. Furthermore, this conditioner is made in a GMP compliant facility for the best quality.

Features:

  • Size: 8 fluid ounces
  • Type: Leave-in
  • Can be used on dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens
  • Naturally formulated
  • Best price found on Amazon
  • 100% Money-back-guarantee
  • Made in the USA

 

 


Crown Royale Condition Plus

If you are the owner of a Poodle, Bichon or any other kind of dog with curly hair than this is the conditioner for you. It conditions and detangles your dog’s hair as you brush yet it is light and will not weight down your dog’s hair. This conditioner bonds to the hair shaft giving it sheen, static-free manageability and helps to keep the hair from matting.  The conditioner is made with Avocado Oil to moisturize and stimulate hair growth. It is also highly concentrated and can be used as a rinse-off or leave-in. Please follow the directions on the bottle for diluting.

Features:

  • Size: 16 ounces
  • Type: Rinse-off or Leave-in
  • Made for Dogs
  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Made in the USA

 


Rinse-off Conditioners

Dogs with long hair and no undercoat will benefit most by using a Rinse-off conditioner. 

Tip: Apply extra conditioning to the areas that tend to tangle easily like behind the ears, collar, and underarms then massage the conditioner into your pet’s coat/hair.

 


Rockin’ Paws So Smooth Lightweight Coat Conditioner

This rinse-off conditioner is formulated with a blend of rainforest oils (Copaiba, Andiroba, and Acai) and shine-boosting ingredients to leave the coat of your pet ultra soft, fluffy and detangled. This rich conditioning formula also guards your pet against environmental irritants.


Features:

  • Size: 16-ounces, 473ml
  • Type: Rinse-off
  • Can be used on dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens
  • pH Balanced and Paraben-Free formula
  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Made in the USA

 


Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe Conditioner

Earthbath is well known for making high quality all natural products and this conditioner is no exception. Made with colloidal oatmeal which is the best ingredient for remoisturizing and soothing the skin of your pet. Also features a shine enhancer and effective detangler to enrich and revive your pet’s coat. This conditioner is totally natural and 100-percent biodegradable making it safe gentle and effective. Keep in mind that a small percentage of animals may be allergic.

Features:

  • Size: 16-ounces, 473ml
  • Type: Rinse-off
  • Can be used on dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens
  • Natural, 100-percent biodegradable and cruelty-free
  • Scent: Vanilla & Almond
  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Made in the USA

 


Dog and Cat Oatmeal Conditioner by Lillian Ruff 

If you have a pet with sensitive skin than this is the conditioner for you. Formulated with natural oatmeal and aloe to calm dry itchy skin leaving your pet with a silky soft healthy coat/hair.  Also contains lavender and coconut oils that will make your pet smell fresh and clean.  This conditioner is made with no animal testing, 100% Cruelty-free. gluten free, paraben free, sulfate free and vegan. Also, Lavender is a natural pain and stress reliever as well as a disinfectant and Coconut oil naturally reduces inflammation and boosts the immune system.

Features:

  • Size: 16-ounces, 473ml
  • Type: Rinse-off
  • Can be used on dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and most pets
  • Natural, 100-percent biodegradable and cruelty-free
  • Scent: Lavender & Coconut
  • 30-Day Risk-Free 100% money-back-guarantee
  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Made in the USA

 


 

Supplement Coat Conditioners

Tip: Supplements come in powder or liquid form that you add to your pets food every day or chewable tablets that can be given to your pet as a treat. They basically all work the same so choosing what form to use is up to your own personal preference. Allow up to 30 days to start seeing an improvement in your pets skin and coat.

 


Pure Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil for Dogs & Cats by Zesty Paws

This premium Salmon Oil is rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to help keep your pets skin and coat soft, healthy and moisturized. also supports joints, heart, immune function, and overall health. This is a liquid Salmon Oil that can easily be added to your pet’s food by following the directions on the bottle. Most of all your pet will love the flavor and willingly take with no fuss. Furthermore, this product is manufactured in FDA-registered facilities that are NSF and GMP-certified.

Features:

  • Size: 8, 16 0r 32 fluid ounces, 
  • Type: Liquid Supplement
  • Can be used for Dogs and Cats
  • All natural with no preservatives
  • Flavor: Salmon
  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Made in the USA

Tip: Refrigerate after opening to keep fresh.

 


Solid Gold SeaMeal Kelp-Based Powder Supplement for Skin & Coat

This holistic grain-free supplement is formulated with seaweed and flaxseed that provide vitamins and Omega Fatty Acids to help maintain healthy skin and coat for your pet. Also contains natural digestive enzymes help your pet utilize more of the nutrients in their food and support healthy digestion and immune system. Simply sprinkle over food and mix following the directions on the container.

Features:

  • Size: 5 ounces, 1, 2 or 5 pound
  • Type: Powder Supplement
  • Can be used for Dogs and Cats
  • Natural, Holistic and Grain-Free 
  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Made in the USA

 


Solid Gold SeaMeal Kelp-Based Chew Supplement for Skin & Coat

This Chew Supplement contains all the same natural ingredients as the powder but in an easy to use chewable form. If your pet is a picky eater than I recommend using chews.

Features:

  • Size: 120 Chews
  • Type: Chewable supplement
  • Can be used for Dogs and Cats
  • Natural, Holistic and Grain-Free 
  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Made in the USA

 


Conclusion

Taking the extra step to condition your pet’s coat will result in healthier skin and coat for your pet. Furthermore, this results in a healthier happier pet, and that is what we all strive for. If you have any questions or need some help please leave me a comment. I will be happy to get back to you ASAP!

Happy pet conditioning,

Cathy

 

About Cathy

Animals are my passion in life. I am here to help you take care of your pet/pets. Educating yourself in pet care will lead to a happier healthier pet and that is something we all want!

2 comments on “The Best Hair Conditioners – For Dogs and Cats

  1. Hey Cathy,
    Funny you should pick Miracle Coat Leave In Conditioner. I’ve been using that for 25 years. I fed my dogs Solid Gold back in the 90’s when no one had ever heard of it. All Sold Gold products are wonderful in my opinion.
    One conditioner/rehydration product you didn’t mention is: “Eqyss”.
    I’ve tested hundreds of conditioners and I’ve found this one to be superior.
    Try it and let me know what you think.
    Woof,
    Palma

    1. Hi Palma,
      Thanks for visiting my site. I agree with you that Miracle Coat Leave-In Conditioner is one of the best. The same goes for Sold Gold, they have a great line of high-quality products. Thank you for sharing Eqyss with me, that is one I have not tried yet. I look forward to trying it and you might see it added to this blog.:)

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