8 Best Flea Shampoo For Dogs

In this roundup review of the Best Flea Shampoo For Dogs, we’ve included options for both flea and tick treatment shampoo and flea and tick repellent shampoo to help facilitate the current flea situation you are facing with your pet dog and puppy.

Most of the dogs shampoo listed are formulated to not only kill fleas and ticks, but also nourish your pet dog’s skin and coat.

Be sure to also check out the tips and tricks provided at the end of the article to help you in the process of getting rid of fleas and ticks on your dog using the shampoo listed.

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1) Adams Plus Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs

This Flea & Tick Shampoo by Adams Plus is a concentrated shampoo that is formulated to kill fleas, flea larvae, flea eggs, ticks and lice. It’s Precor (Insect Growth Regulator) content stops the development of pre-adult fleas, providing up to 28 days if protection.

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This shampoo removes dirt, scales and any loose dandruff. It contains lanolin, oatmeal, coconut extract and soothing aloe that leaves your pet’s fur soft and shining.

[May: It is wise to keep the dog outside or in the balcony for 1 to 2 days after using this shampoo as there will be dead fleas/ ticks falling out.]

Pros
  • Long pre-adult fleas protection
  • Works on both cats & dogs
  • Kills ticks, lice & all stage of fleas

2) TropiClean Natural Flea & Tick Dog Shampoo

The Natural Flea & Tick Maximum Strength Shampoo by TropiClean is formulated to destroy fleas and ticks on contact.

It contains a blend of natural and effective essential oils that keeps fleas and ticks, both adult, larvae and eggs away for up to 7 days [May: this long lasting repellent is thanks to the lemongrass and sesame oil used in the blend].

This shampoo is proudly made in the United States and can be used for routine bathing. It can also be used in conjunction with spot on treatments.

Best to be used for dogs aged 16 weeks and older (Note: Definitely not to be used on puppies under 12 weeks of age).

To use – Wet your dog’s coat thoroughly. Shake the bottle well before working up a rich lather of shampoo by starting from the head. Ensure that the lather is worked into your dog’s coat and down to the skin. Let the shampoo sit for about 5 to 7 minutes before rinsing off completely. Towel dry and your dog is good to go! [May: Use shampoo once every two weeks for maximum effectiveness]

Pros
  • Made in USA
  • Uses EPA-approved essential oils
  • Has a pleasant citrus aroma

3) Wondercide Doggie Flea & Tick Shampoo Bar

The Flea & Tick Shampoo Bar by Wondercide uses organic and high quality ingredients to provide long lasting protection against fleas and ticks. It’s citronella and geranium content helps repels pests and other insects outdoors and provides a relaxing experience for your pet, leaving a refreshing scent after use.

This shampoo bar allows cleaning up to several times a week and each bar can last about 4 to 5 times longer than a typical 16 oz. bottle shampoo for dogs.

[May: What we also like about the Wondercide shampoo bar is that they only sources ingredients from fair trade sources.]

Directions – Wet your pet and rub bar on their body and lather the coat. Massage them for a couple of minutes and rinse off.

Pros
  • Natural & Organic
  • Can be used on dogs & cats of all ages
  • Antibacterial and antifungal Formula
  • Does not contain artificial coloring or fragrances.
  • Made in USA

4) Gold Medal Pets Flea Shampoo for Dogs

This Flea Shampoo by Gold Medal Pets is formulated to eliminate fleas, ticks, and lice while adding shine and luster to the dog’s coat. On top of adding shine, its Pro-Vitamin B-5 moisturizing ingredient also helps thicken your dog’s hair and prevent future damage.

It features a Cardoplex system formula that uses a combination of vitamins, fruit acids and proteins to help your dog’s coat rinse and dry faster (whether its towel dry, air dry or the use of a dryer).

Directions – Wet the pet and work the shampoo well into the coat by using a generous amount. Leave pet in a lathered state for 5 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Note: Do not use shampoo more than once every 2 weeks.

Pros
  • Also works on lice
  • Adds luster and shine
  • Rich in Coconut conditioner
  • Each wash can last for 2 weeks
  • Dries faster than others

5) Zodiac Oatmeal Flea & Tick Conditioning Shampoo (Dog & Puppy)

The Zodiac Oatmeal Flea & Tick Conditioning Shampoo is formulated to kill fleas, ticks and lice and provides up to 28 days of protection against flea egg’s development.

It contains aloe, oatmeal, lanolin and coconut extract that helps leave your dog’s (or puppy’s) coat shiny, soft and easy to manage.

>> Available in: Single pack & Pack of 3

Pros
  • Also kills lice
  • Long protection against flea eggs
  • Treats and maintain coats
  • Relieves itching
  • Sold for many years (long reputation)

6) Oster Flea and Tick Shampoo (with Oatmeal)

The Oster Flea & Tick Shampoo kills fleas and ticks at all stages of their lifecycle with its pyrethrins content that’s derived naturally from chrysanthemum flowers.

This oatmeal flea and tick shampoo leaves a calming Fresh Breeze scent and contains 100% natural oatmeal extract that helps soothe and protect your dog’s skin.

It is proudly made in the USA and contains pH-balanced ingredients that is free of parabens, alcohol, phosphates, artificial colors and dyes.

Note: Only for dogs and cats over 12 weeks of age.

>> Available in these scents: Fresh Breeze & Mandarin Violet

Pros
  • Kills all stages of fleas and ticks
  • Contains natural oatmeal extract
  • Long-lasting fresh scent
  • Made with pH-balanced and biodegradable ingredients
  • Does not wash off any topical flea treatments/ applications
  • Made in the USA

7) Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs and Puppies by Sentry Pet Care

The SENTRY Flea and Tick Dog & Puppy Shampoo is formulated to kill fleas and ticks for up to 10 days with each wash.

The shampoo is pH balanced and can not just clean and condition your dog’s fur and coat, but also deodorises any bad smell.

Its oatmeal content also helps soothe your beloved dog’s irritated or dry/sensitive skin. Suitable for use on any dogs and puppies over 12 weeks old.

Note: Not suitable for use on kittens or cats.

Pros
  • Oatmeal content that’s suitable for dogs with sensitive skin
  • Deodorises on top of cleaning and conditioning
  • Has nice Hawaiian Ginger scent

8) Advantage Flea and Tick Treatment Shampoo for Dogs

The Advantage Fleas & TicksTreatment Dog Shampoo is a product by Bayer, designed for use on both adult dogs and puppies of age 12 weeks and above. It is formulated to get rid of fleas and ticks on contact.

It works on adult fleas, flea larvae, flea eggs, ticks and even lice. 

To use – Wet your dog’s coat with warm water and apply shampoo on the dog’s head and ear area to lather. Work the lather down the dog’s neck, chest and finish off with the legs (paying special attention between the toes). Let shampoo sit for about 5 mins before rinsing off thoroughly. 

Pros
  • Works on flea, ticks and lice
  • Product by Bayer

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9) Anti-Parasitic & Anti-Fungal Medicated Dog Shampoo by Veterinary Formula Clinical Care

This Anti-Parasitic & Anti-Fungal Dog Shampoo is formulated to treat skin problems like skin scaling, redness, itchiness, rashes and white scales caused by seborrheas and other types of parasitic infections. It also works effectively at treating fungal and bacterial infections. 

This dye and soap-free shampoo also contains Colloidal Oatmeal and Allantoin that helps to hydrate your dog’s skin and promote healing from infections.

Suitable for all dogs of 12 weeks of age and above. It is great for pets with sensitive or allergic skin.

Instructions – Simply shampoo your dog 2 to 3 times per week initially before lowering the frequency as the skin condition improves.

[May: what we really love most about this product is that it does not remove any spot-on flea and tick applications or treatments you’ve applied.]

Pros
  • Fast action formula
  • Great price for the grade of product
  • pH balanced
  • Does not contain dye or soap

>> Related Article: Advantage Flea Treatment Reviews


Tips & Tricks – Flea Shampoo For Dogs Application

  • It is always helpful to wash your pet’s head last due to the tendency for them to want to shake and run once their head gets wet.
  • When you shampoo for treatment, it is best to consider using a comb to help make the clearing process more throughout.
  • Play music in the background to relax the dog and provide a rough timing for yourself.
  • Try to leave the lathered shampoo coat for 5 to 10 mins before washing off (to allow time for the killing).
  • If flea infestation is serious, consider letting dog in a confined area after wash as the dead fleas might drop off after shampoo treatment.

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Final Thoughts

During a tick and flea treatment wash, don’t be startled if dark brown, blackish stuff are being washed off your dog, it will likely be the built up of flea dirt on their body.

With any pest problems, prevention is always better than cure. Try to recall where your dog could possibly have picked up the fleas. Either avoid going there in future, or head down personally to investigate if it’s true.

Sometimes, a few shampoo sessions are needed to completely eliminate all the fleas on the pet’s body. Be sure to invest in a flea comb or something to thoroughly do through the whole body from head to tail and their belly.

Here’s a quick video on how to check for fleas on your dog:

Are your dogs suffering from flea and tick problem? What flea shampoo are you currently using to help treat your dog? Leave a comment to share with us.

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