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Zodiac Flea and Tick Shampoo

Non-irritating formula with a fresh scent kills fleas, ticks and lice. Can be used on dogs and cats age 12 weeks and older.
Overall rating:
3.5 / 5
3.5
 / 
5
(4 reviews) 3
3 of 4(75%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for Zodiac Flea and Tick Shampoo
Review 1 for Zodiac Flea and Tick Shampoo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 4 reviews

Be persistent!

November 27, 2012
by bradylady
fromStaten Island, NY
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?2
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Effectiveness 
4 / 5
4 / 5 4 reviews
Pet Satisfaction 
3 / 5
3 / 5 4 reviews
My kitten was only 7 weeks old when I used this. I know it's not recommended, but I noticed the fleas the night before Thanksgiving, and my vet was closed until Monday. I couldn't wait and have my kitten keep scratching (a few clumps of hair had already been scratched out). I went to PetSmart and bought the Zodiac shampoo for dogs & cats, as well as the Zodiac carpet & fabric spray (in the pump bottle). The first time I shampooed my kitten, I only left the shampoo on for 3 minutes. I figured he was too young to do the allotted 5 minutes. When I towel dried him and began to use a flea comb, I saw 3 fleas struggling to hold onto fur. I knew the shampoo was working but I didn't let it sit long enough. I immediately washed the kitten again only about a half teaspoon each time. I rubbed it in for a full 6 minutes, concentrating on his problem areas. After towel drying a second time, I combed out about 7 dead fleas. I waited 2 days and noticed my kitten scratching again. I washed him again, the same way letting the product be rubbed in for 6 minutes. After combing, another 3 already dead fleas. After 4 days, I washed my kitten one last time, letting the product sit once again. Not a single flea! I know others had told me the shampoo they used never worked, but this truly did. My kittens fur is super soft, and he smells great, not like chemicals. The shampoo wasn't irritating to either of us. I suggest using at least 2 times, about 3 days apart. Fleas can be very resilient, and I suggest being persistent to completely kill them.
Pros: easy to use, price, effective
+2points
4of 6voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for Zodiac Flea and Tick Shampoo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 4 reviews

Good Stuff!

September 6, 2010
by Mjbj90
fromWashington State
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?3
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Effectiveness 
4 / 5
4 / 5 4 reviews
Pet Satisfaction 
4 / 5
4 / 5 4 reviews
We started using Zodiac Flea and Tick Shampoo over ten years ago when we adopted a flea ridden stray kitten. The first time I left it on for the prescribed five minutes it worked only so-so. It killed fleas, but they came back quickly. The next time I used it I left it on ten minutes and it worked like a charm. I have used it on our two cats and three dogs since then. When used with Advantix they've been mostly (99%) flea free for years. None of them have ever had a tick, even though the cats are indoor/outdoor and my lab goes with us into the woods and field all the time. Our local Petsmart quit carrying it, so I will have to find it on the internet now.
Pros: works as it advertises, smells good
Cons: hard to keep a wet animal still for their bath
+6points
6of 6voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for Zodiac Flea and Tick Shampoo
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 4 reviews

Bad to much much worse

September 13, 2006
by nummys
fromMichigan
Effectiveness 
1 / 5
1 / 5 4 reviews
Pet Satisfaction 
1 / 5
1 / 5 4 reviews
I live in an apartment and adopted the cutest kitten out of the bunch only to discover when i got home she was covered in fleas. One of the first things I did upon walking in the door was give her a bath. which worked I thought. not even a week later she was itching again. now my house is invested and im desperate to get rid of the pests. I recently gave her a bath and afterwards while I was brushing her I saw them come to life again. I would not recommend this product spend a little more and save yourself the frustration
-4points
3of 10voted this as helpful.
Ratings-only reviews for Zodiac Flea and Tick Shampoo
Based on 1 ratings-only review
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 4 reviews
1 out of 1 recommend this product