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Top 10 Dog Grooming Products for 2022

Updated: May 27



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To keep your four-legged friend in top notch condition, it’s worth spending some time and a little money on top dog grooming products which you can use at home.


Although many dog lovers especially those of us with fluffier breeds, use professional dog groomers on a regular basis, in between visits it’s still important to keep your dog looking and feeling their best with a grooming routine at home.

Two dogs having a bath with bubbles on their heads

Of course, grooming your dog is a wonderful bonding experience as it gives us all the chance to slow down and pay some quality attention to our dogs.


It’s also a ideal opportunity whilst touching your dog all over, to check their skin for suspicious lumps, bumps and tics which can easily be hidden by their coat.


Here is a carefully curated selection of some of the best and most innovative grooming products for 2022 which are designed to make your dog look, smell and feel their best.



Our Picks of the Best Dog Grooming Products for 2022



1. Best All Round Dog Shampoo

Groom Professional

Dog with Groom Professional dog shampoo

We rate Groom Professional Baby Fresh the best smelling dog shampoo with a totally gorgeous baby powder scent lasting several days.


We've tested lots of shampoos over the years and would recommend Groom Professional Baby Fresh shampoo as a great all-round option for most dogs.


This shampoo is ideal if your dog loves to roll around in the mud or splash in stinky puddles.


A firm favourite with dog groomers, it lathers easily and deep cleans.


Made in the UK, it's formulated with aloe vera for it's moisturising benefits so it is gentle enough for you to use once a week to cater for seriously muddy dog walks.


The truth is that this is a great all-round shampoo if your dog doesn't have any specific needs. It gets our Paws Prints of Approval.


Available in three different sizes so you can try it out without investing too much with the 250ml bottle or save money by bulk buying a 4lt bottle. It's worth noting that a range of conditioners are also available.

 

Reasons to Buy

+ Amazing smell

+ Easy to lather

+ Range of sizes

+ Great value

Reasons to Avoid

- Doesn't cater for skin issues

- Creates lots of foam

Buying Options


If you'd like more information about a whole range of dog shampoos, why not take a look at our deep dive into the 10 Best Dog Shampoos for 2022.

 

2. Best Puppy Shampoo

Wildwash


If you're welcoming a puppy to your family, to avoid any adverse reactions opt for a dog shampoo specifically designed for puppies.

Wildwash Puppy Shampoo

They have delicate and often more sensitive skin than adult dogs, so they need a much milder shampoo.


Wildwash are a company devoted to creating a range of natural skin and coat care products for dogs. Their puppy shampoo uses aloe vera and evening primrose essential oils for their mild and calming properties. Quick rinsing and kind to their skin, your puppy will love you for it. Dilute before use and leave on for 5 minutes to maximise the essential oils.


Reasons to Buy

+ Formulated for puppies

+ Mild for sensitive skins

+ Pump action bottle

Reasons to Avoid

- Pricier than some

Buying Options

 

3. Best Eco-Friendly Dog Mitts

Enviropaws


If you're looking to reduce your carbon pawprint and buy eco-friendly pet products for your fur baby, take a look at Enviropaws.


Launched late in 2021, they're a sustainable and ethical pet brand with an initial range of three earth friendly dog products. We think the most innovative are their 100% Compostable Pet Cleansing and Conditioning Mitts.


Perfect for a speedy pup freshen up and ideal for between grooms, these compostable mitts are available in a resealable pack of 15.

enviropaws dog mitts

Ergonomically designed to fit over your hand the sturdy mitts have a textured surface so amazingly they last up to 4 times longer than standard wipes.


Although they aren't strong enough to contend with fox poo (and not many things are), we found that the thickness coupled with the large shape of each mitt really helped clean those hard to reach places.


Better still, whilst standard wipes are a single use product, incredibly these mitts can be sprinkled with water to activate the formula and scent so you can reuse.


We loved their mild citrus scent and the pleasant soft, slightly oily feel to them.

dog with environmentally friendly dog wipes

We've discovered in the past that strongly scented dog products tend to send our cockapoo Freddie crazy in an attempt to wipe the smell off on the carpet, sofa, cushions...


In this case, Freddie was more than happy being stroked and massaged with the mildly fragranced mitts.


They'll definitely freshen up a whiffy dog and as they are designed to be hypoallergenic and free from nasties, they are perfect for dogs suffering with sensitive skin.


With great eco-friendly credentials these mitts are crafted from LENZING™ Viscose which generates up to 50% lower emissions and water impact compared to generic Viscose.


Ultimately we think that these Pet Cleansing and Conditioning Mitts are a really innovative idea. Strong, compostable, convenient, reusable and lightly scented they're ideal for that speedy freshen up.


Dimensions (W x L)

Each Mitt 18 x 27cm

Reasons to Buy

+ Compostable

+ Made in the UK

+ Strong with a textured surface

+ Hypoallergenic

+ Re-sealable packaging

Reasons to Avoid

- Won't deal with serious mud and fox poo

Buying Options

 


4. Best Dog Drying Coat

Mud Daddy


When bath time is over, dog drying coats are ideal for avoiding that wet dog rubbing on carpets and furniture.

Dog in blue Ruff and Tumble dog coat

We would definitely recommend a dog drying coat to wrap up your now clean but still very wet dog.


As the people at Mud Daddy clearly know a thing or two about wet dogs, they've designed their own range of dog drying coats.


These gorgeous dog drying coats from Mud Daddy are arguably the best on the market.


Constructed using premium microfibre and extensively tested in the field, these drying coats keep your dog comfortable as they dry off. Not only perfect for after walks but a great bath time investment too.


Available in a range of 4 sizes and 5 colours so you can find a coat to suit your perfect pooch.


For 10% off the entire range at Mud Daddy, enter coupon code SMARTBARK at checkout.


Reasons to Buy

+ Quality drying coat

+ Choice of sizes available

+ Choice of colours

Reasons to Avoid

- Not an essential item

Buying Options

A similar dog drying coat is available from Morezi on Amazon.

 

4. Best Dog Skin Balm

Pro Pooch


Pro Pooch make a variety of dog grooming and cleaning products which are all cruelty-free with no animal testing involved.

ProPooch dog skin balm

Their skin balm is an amazing dog itch relief cream and is made in the UK.


It's absorbed quickly and their blend contains wheat and coconut oil to rebuild and protect their sensitive skin barrier.


Their formula is excellent for treating canine dermatitis, dry skin, bug bites, irritated wounds and cuts, basically anything your dog picks up whilst on their adventures.


This skin balm is safe for frequent use and licking and absorbs quickly into the skin.


It can be applied daily to protect your dog's skin and weighing only 90g, you can add it to your dog travel bag ready for any adventures.


Reasons to Buy

+ Great for dry paws

+ Relief from insect bites

+ Safe for Puppies

Reasons to Avoid

- Pricier than some

Buying Options

 


6. Best Dog Grooming Spray

Pro Pooch Baby Powder Cologne


Dog sprays are lovely for after a bath, adding another layer of gorgeous smell, but also incredibly useful to combat the ‘dog smell’ if you’re expecting guests and simply don't have time for a full groom.

Pro Pooch offer a Baby Powder Cologne which not only adds a gorgeous smell but it doesn't contain nasty chemicals which could cause skin problems.


The scent is not only totally luscious but mild and deodorises your pooch while providing a conditioning boost to their coat.


Made in Britain, it's vegan friendly, PH balanced and hypoallergenic - so ticks all the boxes.


Reasons to Buy

+ Great for smelly dogs

+ Long lasting scent

+ No nasties

Reasons to Avoid

- Need to avoid eyes

Buying Options

 


7. Best for Dog Coat Spray

D.Dog Hygiene Lotion


A great alternative to Pro Pooch is D.Dog Hygiene Lotion. The D.Dog brand is Italian and they offer a range of gorgeous grooming products for your dog.

D.Dog hygiene lotion for dogs

We tested one of their products, the Hygiene Lotion on our Cockapoo Freddie who loves his adventures but can often become quite whiffy!


It's designed to work against bacteria, viruses and fungi whilst helping to protect and nurture your dog’s coat.


We found that the lotion was really easy to apply because it comes in a spray form.


Simply spray (being careful around the eyes), then massage in to your dogs coat.


As a Cockapoo with a thick curly poodle coat, we're always searching for quick and easy ways to protect Freddies coat whilst making him smell better between regular trips to the groomers.


Their Hygiene Lotion is infused with tea tree oil to cleanse, whilst chamomile and witch hazel help to soothe. We really liked the mild and subtle fragrance which wasn't as overpowering as some other sprays we've tested.


Our verdict ? We think that D.Dog Hygiene Lotion is all about convenience. It's a great dog grooming product to keep on hand for those hygiene emergencies.


Reasons to Buy

+ Convenient spray

+ Nourishing

+ Subtle scent

Reasons to Avoid

- Doesn't replace shampoo

Buying Options

 


8. Best for Cleaning Dog Ears

Stinky Stuff - Ear Drops


Stinky Stuff are a family run business based in Yorkshire. All their horse and dog products are made from 100% naturally active ingredients.

Ear Stuff for dogs from Stinky Stuff

There are lots of products on the market that work well on ear issues but a word of warning - they can smell really bad !


We've tested lots of ear drops on our Cockapoo Freddie and found that not only do some of them smell bad but you're often left with super oily fur around the ears.


Ear Stuff from Stinky Stuff is especially good for ear problems and has a pleasant smell too.


Not only that, it's naturally anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic.


We love that it's super easy to apply, simply add two drops into each ear and massage well to distribute the liquid. As you only need a couple of drops, you don't end up with masses of oily fur around the ears.


It not only soothes irritated ears it can soften any wax build up whilst removing dirt and getting rid of any unwanted smells. What more could you ask for ?


Ear Stuff has countless 5 star reviews from some very happy dog lovers.


Reasons to Buy

+ Antibacterial

+ Smells pleasant

+ Easy to apply

Reasons to Avoid

- Underlying ear issues which need vet intervention

Buying Options

 

9. Best Puppy Brush

Pet Teezer


Starting to groom young is the answer! Most dogs inherently dislike being brushed, so get your dog acclimatised to the process whilst they are still a puppy.

Pet Teezer (Tangle Teezer for dogs) is designed to detangle your dog’s coat quickly and more importantly gently without any tugging or pulling which is ideal for puppies.


The Tangle Teezer for humans was such a big success when it was launched back in 2007, dog owners were begging the company to create the perfect tangle teezer for their precious pooches.


They listened. Three years of research to create the Pet Teezer- a grooming brush created specifically for dogs and puppies.


It can be used to groom wet or dry hair and is recommended by Battersea Cats & Dogs Home.


This brush may not be able to deal with the biggest matts and knotted fur, but it's an ideal starting point for getting your puppy acclimatised to the brushing process. Available in two sizes.


Reasons to Buy

+ Soft & gentle

+ Suitable for puppies

Reasons to Avoid

- Won't deal with heavy matting

Buying Options


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10. Best Dog Grooming Brush

Pecute Slicker


There are so many different types of dog coat that there is no real surprise that there's an abundance of different dog brushed available.

Your dog may well benefit from more than one type of brush. Slicker brushes are ideal for dogs with medium to long hair.


The Pecute slicker dog brush features in Pecute's popular range of dog grooming equipment.


It is slightly angled to help prevent the metal pins from scratching your dog's delicate skin whilst dealing with any matts or knotting.


Made from smooth stainless-steel, the pins penetrate deep into the undercoat, efficiently removing dead fur and loosening any hidden matts.


The handle has been designed with anti-slip rubber to reduce pressure on your wrist. This is great as it means you can take your time with the brushing process.


Reasons to Buy

+ Penetrates deep into the coat

+ Deals with knots

+ Ergonomically designed

Reasons to Avoid

- Maybe too rough for puppies

Buying Options

 


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Itch Relief for Dogs - If your dog suffers from allergies and itchy skin, we offer a buying guide with both long and short term options

 


Even the best-kept dogs will benefit from a good grooming routine at home not least to prevent mats and other skin irritations that can cause ongoing problems.


Our choice of the TOP 10 Dog Grooming Products will ensure that your dog's coat and skin are kept in tip top condition.




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