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Arm & Hammer Dog Shampoo Review 2024 – Pros, Cons & Final Verdict

Chelsie Fraser

By Chelsie Fraser

Arm & Hammer Dog Shampoo review

Review Summary

Our Final Verdict

We give Arm & Hammer Dog Shampoo a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Quality 4.5/5
Efficacy: 4.5/5
Features: 4/5
Price: 4.5/5

Arm and Hammer has several varieties of dog shampoo to meet your needs. These shampoos include baking soda to neutralize odors while removing dirt, soothe dry skin, and condition your dog’s fur. While the shampoos aren’t “all-natural,” they are free from harsh chemicals and artificial additives and won’t interfere with topical medications.

This budget-friendly shampoo from Arm and Hammer seems like a great buy. To ensure you get what you’re paying for, we conducted a thorough review of Arm and Hammer dog shampoo to determine if it’s everything it seems.

Divider 7Arm and Hammer Dog Shampoo — A Quick Look

Arm and Hammer Dog Shampoo

  • Low price tag
  • Eliminates odors
  • Moisturizing ingredients
  • Smell doesn’t appeal to everyone
  • Overwhelming smell for dogs with sensitive noses
  • Not for dogs with skin allergies


Scent: Vanilla Coconut, Cucumber Mint, Kiwi Blossom, Coconut Water
Formula:  Gentle cleansing, two-in-one shampoo and conditioner, deodorizing shampoo, deodorizing spray, dry shampoo, tearless puppy shampoo
Uses:  Washes off dirt, soothes dry skin, eliminates pet odor, conditions the fur
Chemical:  Free of harsh chemicals
Safety with topical flea and tick medications:  Safe to use with flea and tick products
SLS:  None
Parabens or Phthalets:  Paraben and phthalate free

Cleaning Effectiveness

Arm & Hammer Dog shampoos have a gel-like consistency, and you don’t have to use much of the product for effective cleaning. Even for extra-large dogs, a little goes a long way. Regardless of which variety you choose, it lathers well and effectively removes dirt, dander, and odor.

For young puppies, we recommend Arm & Hammer’s Tear-Free Puppy Shampoo. It doesn’t lather quite as well as the adult-formulated shampoos, but it is extra gentle for your puppy’s sensitive skin. You will need slightly more to get the desired effect, but we think it’s worth it because it is safe for sensitive pups.

Arm & Hammer also makes a dry shampoo for quick freshening between baths. It won’t remove visible dirt but leaves your dog’s fur soft and smelling great.

Dog taking a bubble bath in grooming salon
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Arm & Hammer has several shampoos, ranging from citrus to floral scents for fragrance. If strong scents trigger you or your dog, you probably won’t love this shampoo. There is no neutral ground for liking scented shampoo; people either love it or hate it. If you have allergies triggered by strong fragrances, the smell of Arm & Hammer dog shampoo is overwhelming.

Deodorizing Properties

One would expect that a shampoo made by Arm & Hammer would have good deodorizing properties due to the baking soda. Arm & Hammer dog shampoo meets those expectations and does a fantastic job of neutralizing nasty smells and keeping your dog smell free for days. For extra long-lasting results, it is recommended that Arm & Hammer dry shampoo be used to remove odors in between bathing sessions.

dog bathing
Image Credit: oritslama, Pixabay


Is This Product Made in the United States?

Arm & Hammer Dog Shampoo is not made in the United States; it is manufactured in China.

Is This Shampoo Cruelty-Free?

All Arm & Hammer products are cruelty-free and are not tested on animals. There are no harsh chemicals, and the shampoo is made from all-natural ingredients.

Dog Flea Bath
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Does the Product Lather Well?

Most customers reported that Arm & Hammer dog shampoo lathers and cleans well. Since it doesn’t contain any sulfates, it may not lather as well as other chemical-based shampoos. Sulfates are the ingredients in shampoo that create excess lather.

What the Users Say

Here’s what customers have to say about Arm & Hammer dog shampoo:

  • Light, clean scent
  • Overwhelming fragrance
  • Great at relieving dry, itchy skin
  • Soothing
  • Lathers extremely well
  • Effective at dirt and odor removal
  • Leaves fur clean and soft
  • Cost-effective dog shampoo
  • Budget-friendly price tag
  • Great for neutralizing odor

hepper-dog-paw-divider 5Conclusion

Overall, Arm & Hammer dog shampoo is an effective product at a budget-friendly price. The biggest downside to this shampoo seems to be the smell, but the reviews are mixed. It won’t be ideal for customers sensitive to fragrances or looking for an odor-free shampoo.

It’s important to note that Arm & Hammer makes no claims that its shampoo is hypoallergenic or odor-free. If you or your dog has allergies, you would be better served with a hypoallergenic product. If you are looking for a dog shampoo that leaves your dog clean and smelling great, we highly recommend Arm & Hammer Dog Shampoo.

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