Best* Dog Flea Shampoo

Looking for an excellent parasite-fighting shampoo for your pup to kill those pesky fleas and keep them away for good? Petco understands the frustration of flea and tick outbreaks. Certain parasites can even spread disease and make your dog sick. Find the perfect solution with our list of some of the best flea shampoo for dogs, frequently purchased by Petco’s pet parents.

 
 

Pet Parent Faves

TropiClean Natural Flea and Tick Maximum Strength Shampoo for Dogs

TropiClean

Natural Flea and Tick Maximum Strength Shampoo for Dogs

This maximum strength formula kills fleas, ticks and larvae eggs and repels them for 7 days after treatment. TropiClean uses the power of essential oils to kill the parasites—oils made from lemongrass and sesame help to repel.

Features:
  • Available in 20 fl. oz. bottles
  • Kills ticks, fleas and their eggs
  • For use on dogs 12 weeks and up
  • Repels parasites for 7 days

Vet’s Best Advanced Strength Flea and Tick Dog Shampoo

Vet’s Best

Advanced Strength Flea and Tick Dog Shampoo

This fresh and clean flea and tick dog shampoo uses rosemary and peppermint oil—not harsh chemicals—to provide twice the killing power of other leading natural flea shampoos for dogs. It has no added fragrance, and the certified essential oils used in this parasite-preventing solution help to deodorize your pup and keep them smelling fresh. This shampoo can be used indoors or outdoors and can be used year-round. Vet’s Best shampoo is made in the USA with globally sourced ingredients and was originally developed by a veterinarian.

Features:
  • Available in 12 fl. oz. bottles
  • For use on dogs 12 weeks and up
  • Kills fleas, ticks, eggs and flea larvae by contact
  • No added fragrance or colors
  • Advanced strength

TropiClean Natural Flea and Tick Soothing Shampoo

TropiClean

Natural Flea and Tick Soothing Shampoo

TropiClean makes its second appearance on the best-selling Petco flea and tick shampoos list. Often, your dog’s skin can become itchy and inflamed from parasite bites. In their soothing shampoo, TropiClean has added calming cocoa butter to their blend of essential oils to help kill fleas and ticks on contact and offer relief from the itch. It also kills mosquitoes.

Features:
  • Available in 20 fl. oz. bottles
  • For use on dogs 12 weeks or older
  • Cruelty-free
  • No artificial colors or fragrances
  • No pyrethrin or permethrin

Advantage Flea and Tick Shampoo for Dogs and Puppies

Advantage

Flea and Tick Shampoo for Dogs and Puppies

Looking for a great flea and tick shampoo for dogs and puppies aged 12 weeks and up? Advantage—a trusted name in flea and tick repellent—has a topical treatment shampoo to help the fight against parasites invading your home and your pets.

Features:
  • Available in 12 fl. oz. bottles
  • For use on dogs and puppies 12 weeks and up
  • Do not repeat treatment for at least 7 days
  • Unscented

PetArmor Plus Oatmeal Flea and Tick Treatment Tropical Breeze Scent Shampoo For Dogs

PetArmor

Plus Oatmeal Flea and Tick Treatment Tropical Breeze Scent Shampoo For Dogs

PetArmor Plus kills fleas, ticks and also repels mosquitoes. It gives your dog 7 days of protection and kills flea eggs and larvae for 30 days. It has a delightful tropical scent and contains oatmeal to help soothe your dog’s irritated skin. It cleans and conditions in one step. This flea shampoo is for puppies and dogs aged 12 weeks and up.

Features:
  • Available in 18 fl. oz. bottles
  • Soothes dry or irritated skin with oatmeal
  • Washes away flea dirt that flea larvae eat to survive
  • Nontoxic, medicinal shampoo
  • No gloves necessary

PetArmor Flea and Tick Dog Shampoo

PetArmor

Flea and Tick Dog Shampoo

PetArmor is clearly a pet parent favorite. This formula has the same protection as the product above but comes in a refreshing green tea and ginger scent.

Features:
  • Available in 18 fl. oz. bottles
  • Protects dogs from eggs and larvae for 30 days
  • For use on dogs and puppies 12 weeks and up
  • Cleans, deodorizes and conditions coat
  • Green tea and ginger scented

Sentry Flea and Tick Shampoo with Oatmeal for Dogs and Puppies

Sentry

Flea and Tick Shampoo with Oatmeal for Dogs and Puppies

This formula has the soothing power of oatmeal to help relieve itch and deodorize, as well as conditioners to aid in a silky coat. Comes in a tropical Hawaiian Ginger scent.

Features:
  • Available in 18 and 63.5 fl. oz. bottles
  • For use on dogs and puppies 12 weeks and up
  • Kills fleas and ticks for up to 10 days
  • pH balanced
  • Non-staining

Advantage Flea and Tick Treatment Shampoo for Dogs

Advantage

Flea and Tick Treatment Shampoo for Dogs

This treatment shampoo kills fleas and ticks on contact. This product works best when used in conjunction with treating your home and backyard for parasites along with your dog.

Features:
  • Available in 24 fl. oz. bottles
  • For use on dogs and puppies 12 weeks and up
  • No scent added
  • Used as part of a complete flea control program, including treating your pets, your home and your yard with appropriate Advantage products

Sentry Pro Toy and Small Breed Dog Flea and Tick Shampoo

Sentry

Pro Toy and Small Breed Dog Flea and Tick Shampoo

This powerful flea shampoo is gentle enough for small dogs and still has the power to protect your canine for 30 days. It’s specially formulated for toy breeds and kills fleas, ticks and flea eggs. Consult a veterinarian before using on medicated, debilitated, pregnant or nursing dogs or dogs that are advanced in age.

Features:
  • Available in 12 fl. oz. bottles
  • For use on dogs aged 12 weeks and up
  • Gentle formula to kill fleas, ticks and flea eggs
  • Specially formulated for small and toy breeds
  • Controls reinfestation for 30 days

Richard’s Organics Flea and Tick Shampoo

Richard’s Organics

Flea and Tick Shampoo

Made from 100% naturally derived ingredients, Richard’s Organics uses 6 100% natural essential oils—cinnamon, rosemary, peppermint, cedar, clove and eugenol—to help kill fleas and ticks and repel mosquitos. This product is also enriched with Vitamin E to help keep their skin and coat moisturized.

Features:
  • Available in 12 fl. oz. bottles
  • Naturally and safely kills fleas and ticks for up to 28 days
  • Repels mosquitos
  • 100% naturally derived ingredients
  • No pyrethrum or permethrin
  • For dogs aged 12 weeks and up
  • Veterinarian recommended

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Learn More About Dog Flea Shampoo

Determining the best flea shampoo for your pup all depends on their age and size. If they’re small or toy breeds, make sure you pick a formula designed for them. It’s also important to pick a formula that suits their skin type. If your puppy is under 12 weeks old, it’s best to consult a veterinarian to determine the best course of action when getting rid of fleas, ticks and other parasites. Most of the treatments available in shampoo form are designed for dogs 12 weeks old and up.

Most flea shampoo for dogs work by using chemicals or essential oils to kill fleas, ticks and eggs by contact—the parasite has to touch the flea medication for it to die. It’s important to keep in mind that while most of these products will kill fleas and ticks, you also have to treat the house for the parasites as well, or the offenders will just hop back on your dog when the treatment has worn off.

It’s important to read the label of these products in their entirety—it gives important information on how long to keep the shampoo on, how much product to use, how frequently you should use it to be effective and if it’s suitable for your dog.

Petco has a variety of dog shampoos, conditioners and sprays that can be a great solution to many of their skin and coat needs, as well as treatments for issues like shedding and odor. Are you a pet parent newbie? Our New Dog Owner Guide has some great tips on how to keep your new best friend happy and thriving. We also have Dog Care Sheets to help answer general questions. Petco is happy to provide dog grooming services and veterinary clinics—simply book an appointment online at your nearest neighborhood Petco Pet Care Center.

*Based on petco.com sales data.