- Cleansing and grooming: These shampoos are used for routine cleansing and conditioning of the skin.
- Antiseborrheic: This product is used to treat seborrhea, a condition that results in scaly and/or greasy skin.
- Antibacterial: This type of shampoo is used to treat topical bacterial infections also known as pyoderma.
- Antipruritic: These shampoos help soothe the skin and reduce itching.
- Douxo Seborrhea shampoo: This product is formulated for animals with dry or greasy dandruff and skin lesions.
- Douxo Chlorhexadine PS shampoo: This product is formulated for animals with bacterial (pyoderma) or fungal (malassezia) skin infections.
- Douxo Maintenance shampoo: This product is formulated for animals with sensitive skin.
- Pyohex: This is an anti-microbial, keratolytic and follicular flushing shampoo for animals with bacterial skin infections (pyoderma).
- MalAcetic: This is an acetic/boric acid shampoo with cortisone and ketoconazole for animals with mild bacterial and fungal infections.
- ResiCORT: This is an anti-pruritic, anti-inflammatory leave-on lotion for animals with corticosteroid-responsive skin diseases.
Bathing Your Pet at Home
- Any tangles or mats should be brushed out or carefully shaved before bathing. It may be beneficial to shave a long-haired dog if frequent bathing is necessary.
- Wet your pet thoroughly with luke-warm water. If your pet has a particularly thick hair coat, make sure to wet him/her especially well. Also, pay special attention to hard to reach areas, like the armpits and groin.
- Apply shampoo liberally. Massage it into the skin, paying particular attention to any affected areas. Do not allow shampoo lather to come into contact with your pet's eyes.
- It is very important to leave the shampoo on for at least 10 to 15 minutes. This will assure adequate contact time with the affected skin.
- Completely rinse your pet. Thorough rinsing is important because shampoo residue may cause skin irritation.
- If a cream rinse has been prescribed, follow the same steps using the cream rinse in place of the shampoo.
- A conditioner may be applied to the damp hair coat after bathing, if recommended.