Flea Shampoo for Puppies
Your new puppy is just like a baby and you want the very best for him. That means you want to keep him flea free and safe from harmful chemicals that come in many flea shampoos and treatments.
The last thing you want to do as a new puppy owner is walk into your local pet store and pick up the first random bottle of flea shampoo that you see. While some flea shampoos for puppies may be cheap, they also can be harmful to the sensitive skin under your puppy’s fur or harm their health. In fact, many “cheap” flea shampoos for puppies have also been proven to seriously endanger the dog, and some pet owners have even reported that their dog died after being poisoned by an inexpensive product.
There are certain things to consider when picking out a flea shampoo for a puppy. First, consider the quality and this does come in the form of a higher price tag. Spending more on a product will help you end up with a better product and a healthier pet. Look for shampoos that specifically advertise the ability to kill and repel adult fleas and a product also has the ability to kill the eggs which will prevent against extra bathing.
Next, look at the label for the ingredients. Avoid pyrethrins which are both pesticide and the most common ingredient in low cost flea shampoos. Look for other ingredients like oatmeal, tea tree oil or eucalyptus, which are found in many natural and herbal products. Those ingredients are better for your pet’s health.
Finally, in order to ensure that you are getting the best flea shampoo for puppies, check with your vet to see what is the best option for your puppy. Keep in mind that some breeds may have different sensitivities towards what is used on their skin and fur, your vet will be able to recommend what flea shampoo is best for you or give you the “green light” on the one you are considering.