kin+kind Medicated Itchy Dog Shampoo
My dog has food and environmental allergies but has had NO fleas for 5 years WITHOUT any treatment. That changed this year however, and being part shepherd we didn't know she had fleas until they'd gotten a foothold. In fact it was during her bath with this shampoo that I realized how many she had.
No shampoo will stop all itching when a dog continues to come into contact with environmental allergies or if they have fleas. That having been said, I believe the essential oils in the shampoo were soothing to her skin and eliminated the yeasty smell that's so often accompanies allergies.
Side note, most ear infections in dogs are caused by allergies according to my vet. Also, I have had some success with straight lavender oil on hotspots but read read READ before applying to your own dog!
I did not notice a drying out of her coat, but she's a Shepherd Basenji mix and it might be more difficult to tell on that type of coat.
All in All, I loved this shampoo. It smelled great and got rid of the yeasty smell. It also lathered well which enabled me to get her coat thoroughly soaked to the skin which resulted in removing most of the live fleas. I will be purchasing again and would recommend it to others with the realistic advice that no shampoo will eliminate the underlying cause of a dogs allergy or stop 100% of itching.