Like most pet lovers, we want nothing but the best for our furry friends—and for us that means beauty products included.
Thanks to brands like Kiehl’s and Aesop, which offer animal-friendly shampoos and conditioners that are as luxurious as their for-people counterparts, keeping your pet groomed to the nines is easier than ever. We picked some of our favorite finds that will benefit canines of all shapes, sizes, and hair types, including one that will that will keep them feeling (and smelling) fresh between trips to the groomer and another that will ensure your pooch’s paws won’t suffer from the harsh winter elements. Shop the products both you and your dog will love, below!
Kiehl’s Cuddly Coat Shampoo, Conditioner, and Cleansing Spritz
Kiehl’s three-part line is ideal for dogs of all sizes, no matter their hair type. Massage the Cuddle Coat Shampoo ($17;kiehls.com) into your pet’s coat to remove dirt and debris, and then follow up with the conditioning rinse ($17;kiehls.com) to smooth and moisturize. The results? Super soft fur and a fresh lavender aroma. As for those days you need to de-funk your favorite cuddle buddy in a pinch, the brand’s waterless cleansing spritz (aka dry shampoo for dogs, $13;kiehls.com) will work as a quick fix between washes.
Dealing with a high maintenance mane? This is where John Paul’s Instant Detangling Spray ($10;wag.com) will come to the rescue. Simply spray it into your dog’s coat and brush through to distribute. The formula will quickly loosen unruly snarls and eliminate matting for healthy shine.
While there’s nothing sweeter than being greeted with a big, sloppy kiss from your precious furball, we can all do without the blast of stinky breath that often comes with it. Luckily, you can eliminate the unpleasant aroma with Fuzzyard’s Peppermint and Eucalyptus Breath Gel ($22;trixieandpeanut.com). Squirt the all-natural ingredients onto your dog’s gums and bask in the minty freshness that follows.
Canine Earth’s sweet-smelling apple balm ($6;wag.com) will keep the wintry weather from wreaking havoc on your doggy’s nose and paws. Rub it onto areas of dryness to heal and hydrate—it’s packed with nourishing ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E.
Much like its human counterpart, Aesop’s animal wash ($39;aesop.com) contains natural oils and extracts to gently cleanse away dirt and unwanted odors, leaving your pooch with noticeably softer fur after each wash. The refreshing citrus notes will even trump the sweaty scent (we all know the one) that sometimes lingers after some outdoor fun.
Just like people, dogs need to unwind after a long, busy day (and by busy we mean eating, sleeping, and playing fetch). Spritz Burt Bee’s Lavender and Green Tea Calming Spray ($12;wag.com) on their coat whenever you want to encourage a rambunctious pup to settle down. Or you can spray it on their bedding or inside their crate to create a relaxing environment before bedtime.PHOTOS: 15 Dog-Walking Outfit Ideas Inspired by Celebrities