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Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo Review 2024 – Pros, Cons & Final Verdict

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo Review

Our Final Verdict

We give Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Customer Rating: 4.7/5

Scent: 4.8/5

Lather Ability: 4.8/5

Moisturizing: 4.5/5

Price: 4.3/5

The Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo uses a gentle, hydrating formula to clean dogs without drying out their coats. Ingredients include coconut, aloe vera, chamomile, vitamin E, and tea tree oil. The shampoo can be used on dogs of all breeds and sizes. Dogs suffering from skin conditions caused by allergies or infections may benefit from the ingredients in this formula because they work to calm irritated and itchy skin.

Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo is made by Buddy Biscuits, the same brand that offers quality dog treats in charming gingerbread men shapes. The consideration that goes into these limited-ingredient, wholesome treats is also given to the ingredients in the company’s grooming products.

Although the formula is made with mild ingredients, it cleans dogs’ coats in just one wash. The lavender and mint essences can have a calming effect on some dogs. This is an ideal choice for dogs that get stressed out during bath time.

This review focuses on the lavender and mint fragrance option, but Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo is available in three scents. Conditioner is available from this line, but the shampoo does have a two-in-one formula that includes conditioner. This is helpful for dog owners who don’t have time to use separate products during their dog’s bath.

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Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo — A Quick Look

  • Alcohol-free formula
  • Calming lavender scent
  • Moisturizes skin and coats with hydrating oils
  • Safe for frequent use
  • Includes conditioning agents with a two-in-one formula
  • Detangles coats
  • No harsh ingredients

  • Scent fades from coats quickly
  • May leave behind a residue
  • Some dogs may be sensitive to tea tree oil in the formula
  • Hard plastic bottle may be difficult to squeeze


Brand name: Buddy Biscuits
Product form: Liquid
Product dimensions: 8.98”L x 2.44”W x 2.36”H
Manufacturer: Buddy Biscuits
Country of origin: U.S.A.
Product weight: 1.06 pounds
Recommended uses: Dogs only, all breeds
Model name: Cloud Star Lavender & Mint Corporation Buddy Wash, 16oz, Pack of 1
Date of availability: March 28, 2006
Liquid type: Alcohol-free
Liquid volume: 16 ounces

Skin-Soothing Ingredients

Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo is made with ingredients to gently clean without stripping the coat of natural oils.

Aloe vera has been used for centuries all over the world by people to treat skin wounds and burns. It’s soothing to the skin and full of vitamins to keep hair healthy.

The shampoo base is a coconut liquid that contains no alcohol or drying ingredients. A natural wheat protein is added as a deodorizer. Vitamin E works to add shine and smooth hair, giving a lustrous sheen to coats.

Conditioner is available from this brand separately, but this shampoo includes conditioning agents to detangle and smooth coats for optimal velvety softness.

The botanical extracts and essential oils keep coats shiny, clean, and smelling fresh. Mint and lavender scents work together and may have a relaxing effect on dogs to keep them calmer during baths.

Buddy Wash Lavender & Mint

Ease of Use

The shampoo is easy to use because it forms a rich lather and can clean dirty dogs in just one wash. It also makes dogs easier to brush after the bath because it conditions as it cleans. It’s safe for frequent use if your dog requires regular bathing.

The bottle cap has a flip-top lid so you can squeeze the shampoo out right onto the dog’s body. This makes one-handed application easy, but the plastic bottle can be too thick and difficult for some to maneuver. The cap then has to be fully removed to pour the shampoo out instead. This can be hard to do with a dog that’s fighting to get out of the tub.


The natural deodorizers in Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo work to eliminate odors, not just cover them up. A light fragrance of lavender and mint is left behind. Since the shampoo doesn’t include any perfumes or chemical deodorizers, the scent doesn’t last as long as that of some other brands.

Use on Other Animals

The Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo is formulated and pH balanced for use only on dogs. This isn’t a product for those in multi-pet households who wish to use just one shampoo for the whole crew. It’s a good option for those with multiple dogs, though. The shampoo is available in 1-gallon jugs for those who need more of it at a time or for refill purposes.

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FAQs: Buddy Wash Pet Shampoo

How long does the shampoo last before it expires?

Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo doesn’t have an expiration date, but over time, the natural ingredients may separate. If you don’t bathe your dog often, it’s best to shake the bottle before using it.

Can the shampoo be used on puppies?

The shampoo is suitable for dogs of any age! You can use this as soon as your dog is old enough for their first bath. It’s for dogs only, though. It shouldn’t be used on other animals.

Is this shampoo tearless?

The formula is not tearless. With this and any other shampoos, tearless or not, be careful to make sure no shampoo gets in your dog’s eyes.

Is a conditioner necessary?

The shampoo includes a conditioner using a two-in-one formula. This makes your dog’s coat smooth and easy to comb through after the bath. A separate conditioner is not necessary but can be used in addition to this product if desired.

Buddy Wash Buddy Wash Lavender & Mint in the tub

What the Users Say

We looked at reviews of this shampoo across various websites and forums to determine the verdicts on this product. Here’s what real users have to say about it.

The Good

The gentle ingredients in Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo don’t irritate the skin. It can be used on dogs with skin ailments without exacerbating those issues. In some cases, the shampoo can help soothe and relieve itching and pain associated with dry skin.

The formula gets coats super clean in just one wash without drying out the skin or hair. Most dogs will feel fluffy, tangle-free, and soft, even dogs that air dry after a bath. The shampoo is safe for frequent use and can be used on dogs of all ages.

The herbal scent is pleasing and calming to both dog owners and dogs. It’s not overpowering or irritating. The shampoo forms a rich lather that easily rinses off. A little of the shampoo goes a long way.

The Bad

The consistency of the shampoo is thick and gel-like, making it hard to squeeze out of the bottle’s flip-top cap. The entire cap may need to be removed so the shampoo can be poured out instead.

The scent is pleasant but not long-lasting. It fades on some dogs by the next day.

Some dog owners don’t like the tea tree oil in the shampoo, as they and their dogs can be sensitive to it.

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Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo is made with wholesome ingredients from a trustworthy brand. The shampoo includes conditioners to keep your dog’s coat soft and detangled. It leaves behind a scent that isn’t overwhelming.

If you’re looking for a shampoo that uses a natural formula to clean and deodorize, is safe for pets with sensitive skin, and can be used frequently, Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo is an effective option.

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