A dog flea shampoo is a pesticide that kills fleas, flea eggs, and other pests infesting a dog’s coat. It contains pest-killing substances that can sometimes dry a dog’s skin in the process, but it is usually formulated with conditioners to counteract this.
Types of Dog Flea Shampoos
Kinds of Dog Flea Shampoos include the following:
Pyrethrin dog flea shampoo
This type of dog flea shampoo contains pyrethrin that kills ticks, fleas, and Deer Tick that causes Lime disease.
It is ideal for large dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors.
Natural dog flea shampoo
Natural dog flea shampoo contains natural ingredients like oatmeal and D’Limonene.
It is ideal for puppies, small dogs, and senior dogs with health problems.
Choosing Dog Flea Shampoos (Buying tips)
Conditioners: Choose a dog flea shampoo with conditioners like aloe vera and oils like cedar wood, eucalyptus, tea tree, and pennyroyal to prevent your dog’s skin from drying. Formulation: Choose a dog flea shampoo formulated to kill not only adult fleas but flea eggs as well.
Recommendation: Consult with your veterinarian before buying a dog flea shampoo, and get only the one recommended by him. You have to know beforehand if your dog is allergic to any of the pesticides in the shampoo.
Scent: Do not get a scented dog flea shampoo, as it can irritate your dog’s skin and attract more insects and pests.