Adams Flea Shampoo Review
Recommended by veterinarians for over 30 years, Adams Flea Shampoo
Although flea collars, powders and the like have gone out of favor with veterinarians since the advent of prescription flea medication, most veterinarians still find no harm in using a flea shampoo as part of a prevention routine.
According to the label on the manufacturer’s website, the shampoo’s active ingredient is pyrethrin at 0.15%. It also contains piperonyl butoxide, technical 1.5%, N-Octyl bicyclopheptene 0.50%, and dicarboximide 97.85%. It restores the natural luster of the coat and lasts between 3-4 weeks. Additionally, it can be used as a flea preventative or as part of a maintenance program. More than one application may be necessary for severe flea infestations.
Users of the shampoo were generally happy with the results of the product and would recommend it and planned to use it again. The shampoo does kill fleas, ticks and lice. It also leaves the pet’s coat shiny and free of any odors. The shampoo itself is concentrated, so it lasts longer. It lathers and rinses easily and smells fresh, not medicine-like. Pet owners also report that this shampoo is very gentle, even on raw, irritated skin.
On the downside, a very few users claimed that the shampoo had no effect whatsoever and would not recommend it. One common problem cited by users is that the fleas can re-attach themselves right after the pet comes out of the bath, and it does not kill flea eggs. All of the pet owners, including the those that liked the product, said that it was not a substitute for internal or topical medications available today. One final issue with Adams flea shampoo is that you have to leave it on the pet for five minutes. Anyone who has ever bathed a dog or cat knows what a feat this can be.
Adams flea shampoo claims to kill fleas, ticks, lice and mosquitos, be safe enough to use as a pet’s regular shampoo and to restore the coat’s natural luster. Most consumers who have used Adams recommend it and would use it again. The product does not irritate raw skin, cause burns or otherwise harm pets. We recommend Adams Flea Shampoo as part of an overall flea preventative program that includes other topical or internal flea prevention products.