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Choosing the Right Shampoo for Your Pet

With all the different types of pet shampoos available, how do you pick the right shampoo for your pet's needs? We've select a few pet shampoos below and which skin conditions they are most commonly used for. Always remember that human shampoos contain chemicals that are too harsh to use on pets and should be avoided because they can dry out your pet's skin and even cause irritation.

 
  

Do Not Use Human Shampoos on Your Pet's Skin.

 

Human grade shampoos contain chemicals that are too harsh to use on pets.

  

  

Choose a Pet Shampoo Formulated for Your Pet's Skin

 
 
Moisturizing and Soothing Pet Shampoos
 
 
 
Medicated Pet Shampoos
 
 
 
Flea and Tick Shampoos
 
 
 
Shampoos That Do Not Wash Away Flea Preventatives
 
  

  

Use a Conditioner to Soften Your Pet's Coat

 
 
 
  

  
 
  Max's Tip: If using a flea preventative, wait at least 24 hours after bathing your pet before applying.  
  
 

 
   
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