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Puppy Shampoos and Conditioners

We carry formulas from some of the best puppy shampoo brands to help you find the right cleansing solution for your pet. Introduce regular grooming to your puppy early on to help them acclimate to baths, brushing, nail trims and other grooming needs. This can help reduce future stress that can be associated with grooming.

Frequently Asked Questions About Puppy Shampoo

How you choose the best shampoo for your puppy will depend on which benefits you’re hoping to receive. Here are a few types of puppy shampoo:

  • 2-in-1: A time-saving mix of puppy shampoo and conditioner that gets two jobs done in half the time.
  • Tearless: Gentle puppy shampoo that won’t sting if it gets in your puppy’s eyes. These tear-free formulas keep your puppy as comfortable as possible while they learn the benefits of bath time.
  • Hypoallergenic: Another gentle blend specifically designed for puppies and pets with allergies or sensitive skin.
  • Sprays & dry shampoos: Great for a quick-fix between baths and controlling odor
  • Flea & tick treatment shampoos: Fleas and ticks are uncomfortable for pets and owners. Flea shampoos for puppies can be the solution for pets 12 weeks and older.

Using dog shampoo for puppies isn’t ideal because puppies have more sensitive skin and coats. However, puppy-safe shampoos work great on adult dogs too.

Yes. Puppy shampoo is specifically designed with milder ingredients that are kinder to puppies’ delicate skin and coats. Some adult dog shampoos may be useable on puppies 12 weeks and older. Human shampoo is never suitable for puppies or dogs, as it disrupts your pet’s Ph acid balance, leaving them vulnerable to bacteria, viruses or parasites. Consult your veterinarian for specific shampoo needs for your puppy.

This will depend on your preferences and your puppy’s unique coat. If you are happy with your puppy shampoo, there is no pressing need to switch. For adult dogs who tend to really get their paws dirty, Adult Dog Shampoos, Conditioners and Sprays work well for a more efficient clean. Puppy shampoo is generally appropriate effective to use on older dogs too.

Petco carries Dog Flea and Tick Shampoos, and some are also safe for puppies over 12 weeks old. Before then, your puppy’s sensitive body is not yet ready to withstand the compounds in flea shampoos for puppies. If your puppy has fleas or ticks under 12 weeks, consult your veterinarian for the best treatment for your pet.