Palmolive detergent has a pleasant aroma. This, combined with its powerful cleansing ingredients, may make it useful for battling unpleasant aromas in your pet's coat. Because Palmolive is formulated to cut grease on dishes, it is useful for removing excess oils on a pet's coat; however, it may strip the natural oils your pet needs for a healthy coat, so it should not be used often. Palmolive dish detergent may destroy flea exoskeletons, meaning it can be used to kill adult fleas already on your pet before starting regular flea treatment.
Any dish detergent is harsh compared to pet shampoo. Choose basic formulations, such as the green Palmolive dish detergent. Do not use antibacterial detergent. Always rinse your pet well when using Palmolive, to ensure that no harmful residue is left behind. Follow this rinse with a pet conditioner, if possible, to restore healthy oils to the coat.