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) Wahl Dog and Puppy Shampoo

This Flea and Tick Shampoo by Wahl uses plant derived ingredients that leaves the dog’s coat feeling fresh and clean. It is PEG-80 free and is formulated using mint, rosemary and cedar oil to repel fleas and ticks naturally for up to 1 week after wash.

To use – Wet the dog’s coat with warm water. Start applying small amount of shampoo to the coat and work shampoo into a foamy lather that covers the entire dog. Wait for 2 to 5 mins before washing shampoo off and dry as usual.

Pros
  • Rosemary scent
  • Fresh Mint scent
  • 1 week repellent effect
  • Natural ingredients
  • Great price for the quantity
  • Lathers great
  • PEG-80 Free
  • Doesn’t dry out dog’s fur

3) Wondercide Natural Flea & Tick Shampoo Bar for Dogs

The Flea & Tick Shampoo Bar by Wondercide uses organic and high quality ingredients to provide long lasting protect against flea 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.

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This shampoo bar also contains soothing Aloe vera and moisturizing oils allows cleaning up to several times a week for dry and itchy skin. This product can also be used on humans.

[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.

>> Available in: Single Pack & Twin Pack

Pros
  • Natural & Organic
  • Biodegradable
  • 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

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7. Pet Pleasant Vanilla Oatmeal Dog Natural Flea and Tick Shampoo

This chemical-free flea and tick shampoo for dog by Pet Pleasant uses its Lavender formula to deter fleas and ticks. Its formulation is vanilla enhanced that features a homeopathic recipe that effectively calms your dog down.

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This dog shampoo has another special ingredient which is colloidal oatmeals which nourishes your beloved dog’s coat and fur. Oatmeal has has emollient properties that not only help nourish the fur on your doggie, but also keeps the fur hydrated, hence preventing irritation on their skin.

It is most ideal for dogs with dry skin as it provides great relieve to sensitive and irritated dog skin. On top of treating the fur, it also protects it from external harm, leaving your dog’s fur looking healthy and smelling fresh.

Pros
  • Effective and gentle formula
  • Tear-free
  • Made with natural ingredients
  • Provides skin irritant relief
  • Removes odor
  • Made in the USA
  • Hypoallergenic & chemical-free
  • Money-back guarantee

8) Vanilla Oatmeal Anti Flea and Tick Dog Shampoo (with Aloe Vera)

This Vanilla Oatmeal Anti Flea and Tick Dog Shampoo is enriched with vanilla and lavender extracts to not only remove dog odours, but also naturally ward off fleas and ticks to help protect the skin and heal bites.

This product features Aloe Vera and Colloidal Oatmeal base to provide an ultra hydrating formula that nourishes and moisturizes the dog’s skin while promoting clean and healthy fur.

Pros
  • Tear less cleaning formula
  • Pest and insect repelling
  • Safe for sensitive skin
  • Removes odor
  • Fresh and calming scent
  • Money-back guarantee
  • Manufacture in the USA

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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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