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    9 Flea Shampoos For Dogs That'll Leave Them Barking With Joy

    Get ready for the ultimate bathtime treat that'll leave your pooch with soothed skin — and flea-free fur.

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    1. A flea shampoo for dogs to paw-tect and de-flea your furry pal. It also incorporates essential oils to help add a nice shine to your pup's coat.

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    Lather your dog with this tropical-scented shampoo that uses five EPA-approved natural essential oils including clove oil, lemongrass oil, cedarwood oil, cinnamon oil, and sesame seed oil. It contains no pyrethrins or permethrin and will help repel fleas, ticks, larvae, and eggs for up to seven days.

    Promising review: "We discovered my pup had fleas and after spraying our yard and cleaning the inside of the house we could not get rid of the fleas. Not wanting to use major insecticides we tried this and, wow, does it work. After putting this on one of my dogs and lathering it up I could actually see dead fleas in the shower. I am really impressed and will continue to use this. I highly recommend using this vs. any chemical." —waternut13134

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    2. An oatmeal flea shampoo for pups with sensitive skin. The soothing oatmeal formula won't be ruff on your pet — and will help kill those pesky fleas.

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    Make sure not to use this formula on cats, it's strictly a dog-only formula, especially for those with sensitive skin. The shampoo was designed to kill fleas and ticks for up to ten days while conditioning their fur for a softer feel — definitely a pet product worth the investment.

    Promising review: "I used this product for all my dogs who range from 20 lbs to 100 lbs and all over the age of 4. The scent is amazing. I've used other flea shampoos that leave the medicated smell which personally I don't like. This product leaves a good smell and softness on my dogs. As I was rinsing the dogs off I could see the fleas sliding off and were dead. So far the product is great." —Jennifer Valdez

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    3. A flea shampoo that's safe for puppies — so your doggo can finally ditch the itch. This strong treatment aims to kill fleas right on contact, leaving them with pest-free fur.

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    After one use, this pet product may have you wondering how you've gone this long without buying it. The formula is preventative for up to seven days and is recommended for dogs 12 weeks and older.

    Promising review: "I got puppies and they had fleas when I got them. I gave them a bath with this and the puppies' fleas literally fell off dead in the water it smelled really good the only thing I didn't like is the consistency seemed really thin but other than that would definitely buy it again." —Tabitha Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $22.98 (available in two other sizes).

    4. A medicated dog shampoo sure to have have you cheering (or gagging) as you watch the fleas slip down the drain.

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    Using a paraben and dye-free formula, this shampoo is one problem-solving product that pet owners actually swear by. The shampoo won't wash away other flea treatments you incorporate and, instead, works to relieve itchiness, inflamed skin, waxy skin, bald spots, and more.

    Promising review: "We had a bad year for fleas. No matter what I used to treat my dog or the yard, I couldn’t get rid of them. Finally, I tried this as a last resort because he was also losing his hair because of how bad his fleas were. I used this the minute it came and I could not believe all the dead fleas that were in the tub after bathing him. I also use the Bodhi brush to scrub the shampoo into his coat really well. The smell isn’t great but I don’t really care about the smell, I just want it to get rid of the fleas." —Heidi DeLong

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two sizes).

    5. A conditioning flea shampoo to keep them bug-free and looking like they just stepped out of the groomers. The formula also contains oatmeal, so it's also sensitive-skin-friendly.

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    Your itchy doggo can enjoy up to 28-days of flea protection with this formula. The shampoo also contains aloe, lanolin, and coconut extract to remove dirt, prevent dandruff, and smooth over scales, making it a product every dog owner probably needs.

    Promising review: "This is the only product along with their flea spray that I use to keep my dogs flea-free for many years I've used and it works so why change?" —Glanz

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    6. A Natural Chemistry pet shampoo made with ingredients that won't require you to wear gloves while you lather it on. You may even end up scratching your head in wonderment over how well it works.

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    The summer months may have you reaching for flea shampoo for dogs more often. This practical product is one you'll probably get a ton of use out of as it works on a damp or dry coat. It won't remove any other spot flea and tick control products, plus it'll protect against lice as well.

    Promising review: "I have bought this shampoo twice now and it’s amazing. I apply it to my dog dry before I wet him that way the fleas don’t hide and I can see them falling off of him as I’m washing the soap away. Amazing product!" —Alya

    Get it from Petco for $17.99.

    7. A waterless shampoo that will help avoid the dreaded after-bath water shake. No rinsing off required — just apply it to their fur and you should be good to go.

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    Tackle fleas, ticks, and even mosquitoes right on contact without worrying about harsh perfumes. The formula uses essential oils and plant-based ingredients such as peppermint oil and cloves. The brand recommends lathering by section and avoiding the mouth, eyes, nose, and genitals when applying.

    Promising review: "During the summer, when the fleas are in full bloom, this is very helpful for controlling them. I bought one for my cat and one for my dogs. It smells like pine and citronella, which I like. It sometimes leaves my dogs and cat looking like I put gel on them, but I am noticing fewer fleas when I bathe them, so that’s a win in my book!" —NotErn

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    8. A Well & Good flea shampoo to keep your pet's fur from buggin' out. With the help of all-natural ingredients, this formula will help soothe their skin while adding a softer feel to their coat.

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    Enjoy the all-natural scents of coconut-derived cleansers, lemongrass, geranium, geraniol, and citronella that will calm irritation. The shampoo will not only help kill fleas and ticks but also work to prevent more from jumping onto your pooch's skin.

    Promising review: "I bought this shampoo because my dog had fleas. When I used it the fleas were gone and it's also natural and smells nice, and leaves a soft touch in my dog’s hair. I recommend using this one for summer." —Kinakomochi

    Get it from Petco for $8.49 (originally $10.99 and get the third bottle free when you buy two).

    9. An organic flea shampoo for dogs that delivers tail-wagging results. The ingredients were also made with sensitive skin in mind to gently rid your dog's coat of fleas and ticks.

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    Treat your pup to a relaxing bath with a shampoo for fleas that's gentle yet effective. Cinnamon oil, rosemary oil, cedarwood oil, peppermint oil, and vitamin E were used to kill fleas and ticks while cleaning your dog's fur and leaving them smelling fresh.

    Promising review: "I've had two bad experiences with using pesticide-laced products (a Capstar flea pill and Advantage Flea Shampoo) to treat flea infestations on my Pitbull. In both cases, he broke out in hives, and the second time some of his bumps turned into open sores, which necessitated a round of antibiotics and antimicrobial shampoo. I've been very pleased with this product. Each time I use it I enjoy watching dozens of fleas make their exit down the shower drain. Lastly, I do enjoy his scent (cinnamon/peppermint) after the bath." —Todd Ebert

    Get it from Amazon for $7.42.

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