VETERINARY FORMULA CLINICAL CARE Flea & Tick Shampoo, 16-oz bottle -

Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Flea & Tick Shampoo

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About This Item


  • Formulated with pyrethrum, a natural insecticide derived from flowers, to help kill and control fleas and ticks on contact.
  • Works in just 5–10 minutes with no insecticide residue or stickiness left behind.
  • Aloe vera and lanolin add moisture back to the skin to help soothe and support normal skin health and leave your pet with a shiny coat.
  • Safe for dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, puppies and kittens ages 12 weeks and older, this pH-balanced shampoo refreshes your pet's coat with a clean scent.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.

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Important Information

Fleas rise to the top of your pet's coat as they die, so consider it a triumph if you start seeing more fleas at first, after treating your pet. If you’re still seeing fleas after application, it may be because your pet has picked up new fleas from the environment, which may include other pets, surfaces and outdoor areas. It may take up to 30 days to break the entire flea life cycle. Additionally, you should also treat sources of new fleas (i.e., carpet, yard, etc.) to ensure complete flea control.

About Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Medicated Grooming

Vet-Strength Skin Care

Veterinary Formula Clinical Care makes vet-strength medicated shampoos, conditioners, sprays and drops to remedy many of your pet’s dermatological concerns. From dandruff to hot spots, itch relief to ear therapy, there’s a product for your pet’s needs. Each one provides much-needed relief, and they can help your pet get clean and deodorized, too!

Superior Quality Grooming

All Veterinary Formula Clinical Care skin care solutions are paraben-free. These over-the-counter formulas contain high quality ingredients that help you care for your pet and keep him clean and smelling fresh!

Veterinarian-Recommended Ingredients

Through extensive research and development, Veterinary Formula Clinical Care has formulated paraben-free, medicated products with veterinarian-recommended ingredients that help relieve, heal and soothe. Potent active ingredients like benzethonium chloride and ketoconazole help provide fast relief, while wholesome aloe and lanolin help gently heal and soothe skin. These high-quality formulas are ideal for a range of skin and coat conditions and disorders.

The Antiseptic & Antifungal Medicated Shampoo

VFCC Antiseptic & Antifungal Medicated Shampoo helps relieve fungal and bacterial infections like dermatitis and pyoderma caused by cuts, wounds, hyperthyroidism and/or allergies to fleas or foods. If you see redness, malodorous discharge from lesions, darkening skin patches, itchiness, pustules, hair loss, greasiness or scaly skin, your pet may have one of these common conditions. Formulated for dogs and cats, this medicated shampoo helps deodorize, too!

Powerful, Active Ingredients

Benzethonium Chloride

Helps provide fast relief while fighting against bacteria and fungi.


A potent ingredient that helps combat fungal and yeast infections.

Aloe Vera

Provides soothing relief and promotes healing.


Moisturizes skin to reduce itching and flaking.

Results for Happier Pets

Complete the Routine

For best results, pair the Antiseptic & Antifungal Shampoo with Antiseptic & Antifungal Spray. The shampoo formula is pH balanced for your pet’s sensitive skin—unlike human shampoos, which have a lower pH that can be unsafe or irritating for your pet.

Soap-Free & Premium Grade

All Veterinary Formula Clinical Care formulas are paraben-free to promote the safety, health and well-being of your pet. Only gentle, naturally derived cleansers go into these products, with no harsh soaps or damaging detergents. They’re also compatible with topical flea and tick treatments, so you won’t have to worry about washing them away.

About Veterinary Formula Clinical Care

Veterinary Formula Clinical Care is manufactured in the USA by Synergy Labs in North Carolina. For over 20 years, Synergy Labs has created premium pet care products pet parents can rely on. They promote animal welfare not just through their products, but through support and donations to community events and fundraisers for animal organizations.

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Questions & Answers

17 Customer Questions

Is this supposed to prevent future fleas and ticks after use or is it just a one time contact killer?
Answer by ChewyApr 26, 2020
Do not reapply product for 7 days. When shampooing animal, avoid eyes. Use cloth or sponge to shampoo around animal’s eyes. Wear rubber gloves (mitts) when applying this product. Thoroughly wet the entire hair-coat with warm water and then apply enough shampoo to make a lather and work thoroughly into the hair-coat. For maximum parasite control allow lather to remain in contact with skin for five to ten minutes before rinsing. Do not use on nursing puppies under 12 weeks of age. Consult a veterinarian before using this product on debilitated, aged, pregnant or nursing animals, or animals on medication.

Why does it say do no reapply solution for 7 days?
Answer by ChewyDec 23, 2018
Overuse of flea and tick treatments is not recommended as it can cause averse reactions.

can i use a conditioner after using this?
Answer by ChewyOct 16, 2019
While not necessary, you can use the Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Hot Spot & Itch Relief Conditioner after shampooing. For maximum parasite control, we recommend to allow Flea and Tick Shampoo to remain in contact with skin for five to ten minutes before rinsing. Then, you can apply the conditioner and allow it to remain on pet for 5 minutes. Rinse well.

Is this product safe to use on Guinea Pigs?
Answer by ChewyDec 18, 2019
This shampoo is not suitable for Guinea Pigs.

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Rated 3.9538 out of 5 stars
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130 Customer Reviews

Always consult a veterinarian about your pet’s health needs. Customer reviews should not be used as medical advice.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By keribisbee on May 1, 2023


We have been struggling with the season switch with fleas and ticks. We got new seresto collars along with this medicated shampoo and it was MAGIC! left the girls coats shiny and fluffy and best thing was flea and tick free! Living in the woods is hard but this shampoo makes it easier!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Tobi on Jan 9, 2023

killed them for a day :(

It killed a bunch of the fleas on the cats, and we even left it in longer than it says to on the bottle the second time around, but it didn’t seem to kill them all, even with weekly baths. I also bought a flea comb to comb them between baths to see if that would fix it, but even with combing them multiple times a day, every day, the fleas are still here! I think I might have to start charging them rent.. the photo is after bath number 5, most of those fleas were still moving and a few latched onto me and bit me as I was drying him off :(

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on Dec 28, 2022

only shampoo I can use

I have a 5 year old Boston terrier, he has pretty bad food and environmental allergies on top of anxiety that causes him to itch and lose fur, this is the only shampoo I have found and been able to use that doesn’t make his itching worse! He grew a lot of his fur back after we started using this, hoping with new food he will grow back the rest of his fur!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Athena on Feb 9, 2023

Good but leaves my dog's skin dry

This is good to kill the flees but leaves my dog's skin super dry and flacky. I wish it was more diluted so that it wouldn't dry out his skin. He gets a little bit of dandruff after he's dry.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Misty on Sep 27, 2022

Great product!

I really like this shampoo. The fleas were literally jumping to get off my dog, Nani... Definitely recommend!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Joeb on Nov 11, 2022

Great shampoo

Kills fleas instantly nice lather rinses great no reaction to my cat

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Comb on Jun 30, 2022

Did not work

Bathed cats several times. 2 cats, 3 baths each. After removing fleas and spraying furniture and all areas they frequent, the larva wasn’t killed and reappeared on both cats over and over. I’d like a refund or for y’all to send me something that actually works

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Blanche on Jul 20, 2022

Unsure but maybe?

Fleas are relentless and even more so this year. My poor Rosy has skin and flea allergies. This shampoo does kill a good portion of fleas but a few do remain. That said, there are fewer than before so maybe.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By 26384929273 on Jun 29, 2022

it definitely works!

If you leave this on for at least 5 mins as directed you can visibly see the dead fleas. I washed my pets with this and if I saw a flea it was dead. This works in killing them but not necessarily preventing them for a long time.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jenna on Jul 15, 2022

This stuff works!

This product works extremely well. If you follow the directions, it’s does exactly what it’s supposed to do. If your dogs has fleas and you want them gone, buy this product.