Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Flea Shampoos

When your dog gets fleas it can be a very daunting task trying to get rid of them. With so many treatments out there these days you find it harder to choose which one is right for your dog. Dog flea shampoos can be very helpful given your particular situation. It is one of the many steps and usually one of the first you must take when presented with a flea problem. So the question is, which one should you choose.

Though flea shampoos can be expensive, it is well worth it to spend a little

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 extra money on them. Usually when they are higher priced, the quality is much better. You should make sure the shampoo you buy kills and repels adult fleas as well as the flea eggs. This will help prevent the fleas from coming back, and also from having to bathe your dog repeatedly.

Check the ingredients in your dog flea shampoos. Pyrethins are the most common insecticide ingredient. If you have a smaller dog or perhaps a puppy you can look for herbal insecticides which are much safer to use. You should also look for special ingredients such as tea tree oil and oatmeal that helps to soothe your dog’s skin that has been scratched and irritated from the scratching and the flea bites. Shampoos with coat conditioners will help from drying out your dog’s skin. You should be careful of the scent you choose, heavy scents can further irritate your dog’s skin as well.

Remember that a flea bath alone will not solve your problem. If you have fleas on your dog, then you have flea eggs and probably some adult fleas in your home. Flea eggs sit atop your dogs fur and skin and fall off all over the place. These flea eggs will eventually become adult fleas and you will have the same problem all over again if you do not treat your home.

It is recommended that you talk to your vet and get your dog on a monthly spot treatment like Frontline or Revolution. Ask your vet which one is right for your dog.