Best Dog Flea & Tick Shampoo

Dog flea shampoos are very easy way to quickly rid your dog of fleas and ticks. As most dog owners know, the problem of ticks and fleas can not only make your dog sick, but can invade the owners home as well! So as part of using a dog shampoo, we also recommend the use of a flea comb as you are bathing the dog. And then, after a good bath using one of our recommended flea shampoos for dogs and puppies, the use of a flea collar is recommended. As we reviewed and rated the best dog flea shampoos and conditioners, we noted the chemicals and ingredients used in the products. And as we rated each product, we paid attention to the price and quantity in each bottle. Below are our top dog flea and tick shampoos;


As a reminder, a heavy flea and tick infestation on your pet may require a trip to the vet. Fleas and ticks can carry disease that can be transferred to your dog. Below are our detailed reviews of the flea and tick shampoos we recommend above. And for a quick and easy glance, note our star rating of each product.


Note our easy to read & exclusive STAR RANKINGS for each product.

Ranking & Reviews – Best Flea and Tick Shampoo for Dogs

Adams Plus Flea & Tick Shampoo with Precor for Dogs  ★★★★★

The Adams Plus Flea & Tick Shampoo with Precor for Dogs comes in a 12 ounce bottle. Depending on the size of your dog, the bottle should give 5-10 separate baths. This product contains “Precor”, which is a trademarker flea killer that stops the life cycle of fleas and prevent further infestation. As a result, the use of this shampoo will prevent flea eggs from hatching (effectively killing them) for up to four weeks. The shampoo has a pleasant, non-medicine smell and lathers well. And for irritated skin, it contains aloe, lanolin, coconut extract, and oatmeal. And as an added bonus, it also helps with any dandruff problems. We like the Adams Plus Flea & Tick Shampoo with Precor for Dogs product a lot and give it our highest rating of FIVE STARS! 

Hartz UltraGuard Rid Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs  ★★★

The Hartz UltraGuard Rid Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs comes in an 18 fluid ounces bottle. This is usually enough for 10-20 seperate dog baths. The active ingredient in the product is “Phenothrin“, which is an insecticide. Pyrethrins are popular and widely used insecticides that come from from chrysanthemums. This shampoo continues to kill the fleas, ticks and flea eggs weeks after application. The smell of the product is somewhat floral and a bit strong. However there is a citrus smell available for the product as well. This product tended to be a bit lower in cost than some of our other choices, though we didn’t care for the smell and lack of additional ingredients for soothing the skin. As a result we rated the Hartz UltraGuard Rid Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs our THREE STAR rating.

Pet Diesel Organic Pet Shampoo & Conditioner Flea & Tick  ★★★★

Pet Diesel Organic Pet Shampoo & Conditioner Flea & Tick comes in one (not three as the photo may suggest) 17 ounce bottle. This is our best choice for an organic, insecticide free dog flea and tick shampoo. The dog shampoo contains natural ingredients like water, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Betaine, Xantham Gum, Aloe Vera, Leaf Juice Powder, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Vitamin E, Coconut Essential Oil, and Organic Shea Butter. The smell of the shampoo is very pleasant and comes from the addition of  Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender & Rosemary. For the elimination of ticks, eggs and fleas, the manufacturer states, “This will not kill the fleas as no organic solution will do that as this is a non toxic, chemical free formula. … it works by combining the oils together, and acts as a repellent where the fleas during the bath will jump off and scatter leaving your dog insect free. The scent will continue to act as a repellent…”  If you are searching for an all-natural, organic, insecticide free dog shampoo, this is your best choice. We give Pet Diesel Organic Pet Shampoo & Conditioner Flea & Tick our exclusive rating of FOUR STARS.

Gold Medal Pets Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs  ★★★★

Gold Medal Pets Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs comes in a 17 ounce plastic bottle. The active ingredients for killing the fleas, eggs and ticks are Piperonyl Butoxide and Pyrethrins. The product also contains ingredients for adding shine and luster to the coat as well as a fragrance. The fragrance has a light and pleasant berry scent. A dog wash with this product will last about two weeks. The product is made in the USA by the Gold Medal Pets company. A good all-around dog flea and tick shampoo. We rate the Gold Medal Pets Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs a strong FOUR STARS.


Wahl Flea & Tick Dog Shampoo  ★★★

Wahl Flea & Tick Dog Shampoo comes in a large 24 ounce plastic bottle. This product is advertised as all-natural and contains the following ingredients; Purified Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Cleanser from Refined Coconut Oil), Soyamide (Cleanser from Refined Soy), Cocoamidpropyl Betaine (Cleanser from Coconut Fatty Acids), EGMS (Pearlizing Agent), Polysorbate-20 (Sugar Based Emulsifier), Glycerin (Vegetable Glycerin), Aloe Vera, Lemongrass & Sage Extracts, Fragrance, Potassium Sorbate (Freshness Assurer), FDA Approved Colors. Since it does not have an insecticide, the fleas and ticks are repelled by the natural oils and ingredients. This usually last for a period of one week. The scent is floral. A good all-around natural dog flea and tick shampoo. We rate the Wahl Flea & Tick Dog Shampoo THREE STARS.

As you compare dog flea and tick shampoos, decide if you want an all-natural product or one with insecticides. Also compare the price per ounce of product and how often you may have to use the product to keep the fleas away. Note if this purchase is planned as a one-time thing (for an indoor dog, a one-time flea infestation) or for an on-going possible flea problem (an outside dog in a high flea environment.)