My neighbor got fleas over at my place and I did not realize how bad my cat got it, tried this, and it works amazing! Seriously kills them! Obviously its not a one time shot, but its great! Didn't hurt my cat or any side effects!
North Branch, MN
This works pretty well
this works pretty well but mainly on older cats and it works for maybe a week or so. then another treatment may be needed. Recommended only for people who's cats or dogs don't mind regular bathing
I recently have gotten a new German Shepherd / Great Pyrenees puppy who is five months old now. I also have a mixed sheep dog I have had for 7 years. Well for some reason starting last year we have started have a lot of ticks. I do live in the country but we have never had a tick problem as we do now and supposedly everyone is experiencing this now. I personally have tried different flea and tick shampoos and have found that overall the best one for my pets and my budget is the Adams Flea and Tick Shampoo for Dogs and Cats. I have bathed both of my dogs young and old and was very happy with the results. I was surprised at the amount of dead ticks in the tub. I can say there were a few that were stuck on after the first was with this product but I pulled them off and used this Adams Flea and Tick shampoo and have not had a problem with ticks on my dogs since. I have found that I do need to bathe them ever week to a week and a half to make sure it keeps off the ticks. This is also good for fleas as the few my dogs had were dead in the bath tub. We don't really have a flea problem. This product is safe for my five month old puppy and for my 7 year old dog. I was definitely recommend this to anyone who bathes their animals at home. The great thing is that it is for cats and dogs so it makes it very convenient. The price is pretty reasonable between eleven and twelve dollars and a little goes a long way so the price is definitely worth it to me. I have told many friends about this product and they are all happy with it as well. Another good thing about this dog shampoo is the scent. It has a really good light scent that stays on the dogs for a few days. Once you completely dry your pet there coat is left very shiny and soft and smelling very good. Neither one of my dogs seem to have any problem with this product. It is definitely worth it to give this Adams Flea and Tick Shampoo a try. This product seems to work on all different coats.
Fast and Effective
My puppy unfortunately recently had a flea problem when she returned from a vacation at doggie camp despite her Frontline application so I was forced to give her a flea bath. After a desperate call to the vet I picked up a bottle of Adams Flea & Tick Shampoo and gave her a thorough washing. I actually washed her outside since it was a hot day and I really didn't want to have to clean up any stray ickiness if she shook herself midway through and I'm very glad I did.
This did the job right away and she hasn't had a single flea on her since her bath. I really like that this kills not only fleas, but their eggs as well so it stops the infestation in its tracks. It also kills ticks and lice which is just a bonus in my book.
The shampoo is a rather odd looking green color and has the typical medicinal shampoo smell to it but most of that wore off as she dried and was gone completely after a couple days.
This is also quite economical as a 12 ounce bottle cost me about $10 and is good for at least two washings on my medium sized dog.
Overall, this is a fast, effective solution and I highly recommend it.
Good to use in addition to regular flea and tick medicine
I live in the country so needless to say there are plenty of fleas and ticks just waiting to hop onto our animals. I have a dog that is a big lab/german shepard mix and a cat. I like that Adam's Flea and Tick Shampoo is for dogs and cats. You can definitely save some money by buying only one product for both your cats and dogs. I have tried several shampoos for cats and dogs. I think this one is pretty good. It has a nice scent that leaves my animals cuddly fresh. It also does a wonderful job of making their fur shiny and fluffy. This shampoo is rather thick and lathers up nicely. It kills fleas, ticks, larva, and eggs. I wouldn't say that this will eliminate everything entirely, especially if you live in an area that is infested with these pests, but it eliminates most. I use this in conjunction with topical flea and tick medicine. I also like the price point on this product. It is middle of the road. I have bought some that were less expensive but they did not work as well. I have bought some that were more expensive that really didn't work any better. I would recommend this product if you regularly buy shampoo and bath your own animals.
I used this on my tiny dog because I was afraid to use flea medicine on him because he was so little. He had fleas so bad all summer and I tried a lot of products. This shampoo killed most of the fleas on him, but as soon as I was done bathing him I could still see fleas running on him. I did find a lot dead but it doesn't 100% kill the fleas. I used it correctly and even let it sit on his fur the reccomended time. It made his fur smell nice but wasn't great on killing the fleas. Dish soap works just as well as this. It Is one of the cheaper brands so I did like the price. I just think its a lot of work to not have it kill all of the fleas. I have to wash him a lot in order to keep the fleas under control which probably isnt good for the dogs skin. It made his coat shiny and soft so at least it works good for general cleaning.
Quality of Ingredients
I would say the quality of the ingredients isn't great because it doesn't effectively kill all of the fleas.
My dog didn't have any side effects.
No harsh chemicals or ingredients.
When shopping for pet supplies we tend to look for those that are safe, and don't contain harmful ingredients. This shampoo fit the bill. Not only is it great for flea and tick removal, it also has a rather pleasant smell (as long as you dry your dog completely after use). It has natural ingredients, no harsh chemicals, and no overly powerful soap blends, so your dog will get a nice scrub down, and will be tick flea after bathing.
Quality of Ingredients
The ingredients seem to be all natural; it is the same brand that our vet uses when we take our dog in for their check up, so I know it is of high quality ingredients. There are no artificial dyes, chemicals, or additives, making it a good choice for your pets.
We haven't experienced any negative side effects, they all have been positive. Our dogs smell fresh after use, and we use this in conjunction with their flea/tick medication once a month, so there are no problems with fleas all over the home. It also helps reduce shedding a bit.
Knocks Out the Fleas on Cats and Dogs
Generally I do not notice any fleas on my cat but this year I did. The vet suggested that I try Adams flea and tick shampoo for Cats and Dogs. Now I knew that my cat would not stand for a bath but I decided to be brave and try it. When I had dogs I would bathe them regularly to keep their fur looking nice and to keep them clean so I figured my cat could not be too much worse. WRONG. My cat absolutely hated his bath but the shampoo did the job. It had a scent that was nice and his fur was sleek and shiny. Giving the cat a bath was agony for me but the product is worth the price. It is for cats and dogs so you can save money by only having to purchase one shampoo. It did kill the fleas although I am not sure if it killed ALL of them but just decided to use some flea medicine the second time around. It would be alot easier to use on a dog. I did not notice any bad side effects at all , other than a mad cat! I would definitely recommend it for minor flea infestation but you probably need something stronger if they are really bad.
New Egypt, NJ
Got rid of all fleas and bugs out of kittens fur.
When I first saw my cat Oreo, she was a small ferile malnourished kitten that kept showing up to my house for food. I knew right away that I wanted to keep her and rescue her, but when I did I saw that she had a lot of bugs/fleas, and small amounts of her fur were missing from where it looked like bugs had bitten her. She needed a bath right away.
So I went out to Pet Smart and bought the Adams Flea & Tick Cleansing Shampoo. I thought I would have had a hard time giving her a bath, but she was so itchy and miserable that she was happy to get a bath and didn't fight me at all.
I know it sounds way too good to be true, but as soon as I washed her I could see all the fleas, eggs, lice, dandruff, and bugs washing away down the drain. I washed her twice for good measure, but everything to my surprised was good and gone. I noticed that it brought her fur back to life, and she was so clean and fluffy afterwards.
I then brought her to the vet to get her shots and get spayed. I honestly went there thinking that she would be unhealthy and have a ton of bugs still on her. But my vet said she was completely healthy, and there were no fleas or bugs left on her at all.
After having her for a few weeks are started noticing that her fur started growing back beautifully where she was once missing fur. Her fur started growing longer, stronger, and much more shiny as well too.
Now Oreo is a beautiful long haired tuxedo cat, and healthy too. I know most people don't give there cats baths but giving Oreo a monthly bath with flea and tick shampoo is a ritual for us now. I got her used to have baths, and she never fights me when I wash her. It completely detangles her long fur, gets rid of shedding, fleas, and makes her fur beautiful, smooth, shiny, and strong.
Quality of Ingredients
I honestly have no idea exactly what the chemicals in this shampoo are. I mean they have to be strong enough to get rid of the bugs so I'm not sure what side effects they could have. Oreo has been fine using this, and it keeps her fur and skin healthy.
My cat didn't have any bad side effects, and it completely restored her fur and skin after being bitten and infested with fleas and bugs.
Not For Heavy Flea Infestations
If you have ever been plagued with a flea infestation you know that everything needs to get treated at the same time or your efforts will be futile. When someone dumps a dog on my doorstep or ties one to the back fence they are usually under weight, infested with fleas and have either been used in dog fights as bait animals to train them or were breeders. Sadly when these dogs outlive their usefulness they are killed, abandoned or turned loose to roam the neighborhood. The Adams Flea & Tick Shampoo is effective for mild to l moderate cases of fleas and ticks on cats and dogs; I have never used this on cats but I have used it on about fifteen different dogs.
I like that this doesn't irritate their skin; if they have huge open sores or anything that is oozing you are going to want to use an "extra gentle" shampoo but for otherwise healthy skin, this is a decent product to have on hand. When I have to wash them with this soap I try to do it outside so any lingering fleas that try to escape are washed away. This works to kill the fleas and ticks as well as their larva but you are going to want to wash them a couple of times just to make sure that they are completely rid of the blood sucking insects. Ticks have never been a problem but it is nice to know that this shampoo will kill them if they are present.
When I have had dogs tied to the back fence that have a mass infestation of fleas and I have used Adams it didn't kill off of them in one or two treatments; I had to wash them three or four times and keep them outside until they were completely free and clear of them. If you are dealing with that kind of problem you are going to want to have a flea spray product on hand to squirt down your yard to kill the fleas that are only stunned. I buy a new bottle of this every spring to make sure that I have a flea and tick shampoo on hand in case I need it. There are a couple of different types of flea and tick shampoos from Adams so if you are buying this online or ordering it to be picked up in a store please make sure that you read the description carefully so you pick the product that is going to work best for your specific needs.