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Review for SynergyLabs Medicated Shampoo for Dogs – the best dog shampoo for itchy and dry skin!

best dog shampoo for itchy and dry skin

You may look at this site and think “Why is there a review of dog shampoo?”. Well, I simply believe that for maximum enjoyment from their toys, dogs need to be healthy and happy. As well as that, I want to give as much help and support as I can to dog owners, because we all love our dogs! So, onto the review…

Because it’s winter (well it is in the Northern Hemisphere), and our dogs are all getting wetter and dirtier on their walks, it’s likely the frequency of dog baths is increasing. Now this may not be a full body wash, but perhaps only the legs and under your dog’s belly – anywhere that the mud splatters basically!  More washing combined with the contrast of cold temperatures outside and warmer heating indoors, does tend to inflame any underlying skin conditions. For some dogs and owners, the level of itching and scratching can increase to such a point that it becomes quite distressing. Therefore, I wanted to review a medicated dog shampoo, considered by many to be the best dog shampoo for itchy and dry skin.

SynergyLabs Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Antiparasitic & Antiseborrheic Medicated Shampoo for Dogs

Size: 16 fl. oz.SynergyLabs Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Antiparasitic & Antiseborrheic Medicated Shampoo for Dogs

Average Customer Rating: 9/10

Typical Price: $10.00-$12.00

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So, what’s so special about this particular dog shampoo?

  • It’s a professionally developed shampoo, with the right medicated ingredients to do the job i.e. Coal Tar, Salicylic Acid & Micronized Sulfur
  • It’s ideal to treat skin scaling caused by Seborrhea
  • It’s antiparasitic properties help to relieve Mange & other parasitic infections
  • Because of the active ingredients, it has also been effective against fungal and bacterial infections of the skin

Product Description:

This clinically developed medicated shampoo for dogs treats skin scaling caused by Seborrhea.

Definition of Seborrhoea






The Veterinary Formula is free from parabens, dyes, and soaps, which means it’s unlikely to add to your dog’s problems by introducing additional skin irritants. The combination of Salicylic Acid, Coal Tar & Micronized Sulfur form a powerful treatment to effectively target Seborrhea, parasitic infections and fungal infections.

it also has the benefit of Colloidal Oatmeal and Allantoin which soothe and hydrate your dog’s skin and work to promote healing.

Directions for use:

  1. Initially, shampoo pet 2-3 times weekly.
  2. As skin condition improves, frequency of use can be lessened.
  3. Due to its coal tar content, we do not recommend its use on cats.


Ingredients in SynergyLabs Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Antiparasitic & Antiseborrheic Medicated Shampoo for Dogs






My conclusion:

This shampoo is definitely worth a look if your dog suffers with itchy and dry skin. There are multiple benefits to it’s product formulation, so much so that there have been reviews from people who have used it on themselves too, after struggling to find anything that works on itchy scalps in humans. Please note however that while I endorse this for dogs, I have not tried it on myself, so cannot make any recommendation on people using it on themselves. In order to be extra kind to your dog, I would also do a pre-test on a small piece of affected skin, leaving it for 10 minutes and then rinsing off and waiting for 24 hours to ensure there is no adverse reaction. Every dog is different and may react to medicated or active ingredients i different ways.

I hope this has given you some helpful information, but if you want to ask anything, make a comment or leave your own review, please do so below. I would love to hear from you!

4 thoughts on “Review for SynergyLabs Medicated Shampoo for Dogs – the best dog shampoo for itchy and dry skin!

  1. My jack russel suffers from dry skin and I have tried a lot of shampoos over the past 2 years. They either don’t work at all or they work for a short period of time and then the symptoms return. It’s really bothering for him as it makes his skin very itchy. Your SYNERGYLABS VETERINARY FORMULA looks promising and I think I’ll give it a try. Don’t you think it’s too much to use it 2-3 times/week? Thanks!

    1. Hi Michel,

      Sorry to hear your Jack Russell has problems with his skin. Under normal circumstances, and for a dog with a healthy skin, I would say 2-3 washes a week is outrageous. However, I’ve looked at a lot of specialist dog shampoos and the good ones all have coal tar in them. It helps reduce the itchy sensation for the dog, while also acting on the dry and flaky skin itself. They all suggest use of 2-3 times a week until the condition improves. I’ve also come across some coal tar shampoos for humans that are the same. I would advise following the recommended treatment guidelines, which are aimed at getting on top of the condition quickly. Let me know how you egt on with this one. Mara

  2. Glad I was able to read your review, I have 2 dogs that seem to itch a lot more when the weather turns cold. I like to understand the ingredients in a product before I use is on my pets…do you know the purpose for having coal tar in the shampoo?

    1. Hi Erin,

      The cold weather can definitely be harsher for some dogs skins. Coal Tar is quite a common ingredient in specialist shampoos for both animals and humans.It has a long history as a topical treatment for skin conditions, including psoriasis and dermatitis. As well as treating the dry and flaky skin, it also offers relief for the dog by helping to reduce the itchy sensation the dry and damaged skin generates.

      All the best to you and your doggies, Mara.

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