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Adams Flea & Tick Shampoo

*Est. $16 for 12 ounces
Reviewed
June 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Adams Flea & Tick Shampoo

Pros
  • Kills fleas, ticks and lice
  • Leaves pet's coat shiny and odor-free
Cons
  • Not effective at long-term flea prevention
  • Not a substitute for internal or topical medications

As a rule, veterinarians and pet experts are suspicious of anti-flea shampoos and collars, saying they're no substitute for internal or topical medications -- and might make the situation worse. Still, we did find some positive mentions of Adams Flea & Tick Shampoo, which reviewers say does a good job of killing fleas, ticks and lice, and is also an overall good shampoo that leaves pets' coat shiny and odor-free. Even the most effective flea shampoo, though, won't prevent a pet from picking up new fleas the very next day -- so if continuing flea infestations are a problem, you should talk with your veterinarian about topical medications such as Frontline Plus for Dogs (Est. $65 for a 6-month supply) or Advantage II for Cats (Est. $55 for a 6-month supply). Oral products, such as Capstar for Dogs and Cats (Est. $25 for 6 doses) are also fast and effective at knocking out an existing flea problem).

Since most veterinarians and pet experts don't even discuss pet shampoos, we consult All-Pets-Info.com, a pet specialty site with a helpful guide to flea shampoos, and users' comments on both opinion site Epinions.com and pet-supply retailer PetSmart.com.

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Our Sources

1. All-Pets-Info.com

This helpful guide to flea shampoos concludes with a recommendation for Adams Flea & Tick Shampoo, though the author also praises Only Natural Pet Flea & Insect Repellent Shampoo and Conditioner for its all-natural ingredients.

Review: Flea Shampoo, Editors of All-Pets-Info.com

2. PetSmart.com

The Adams shampoo only has 10 reviews on PetSmart.com, but those are uniformly positive and to the point. "Most fleas died right there in the bathtub," one user says. "I now have happy dogs."

Review: Adams Flea & Tick Shampoo with D-Limonene, Contributors to PetSmart.com

3. Epinions.com

Adams Flea & Tick Shampoo receives a half dozen user reviews on Epinions.com. In one thorough, in-depth review, a person who rescues Bassett hounds explains that even though other shampoos are often donated, "I have to keep going back to Adam's."

Review: Flea Control Products, Contributors to Epinions.com

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