An antiseptic cleansing shampoo for use in dogs, cats and horses. It is recommended for dermatological conditions where antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial, cleansing and deodorizing formulation may be of benefit. Also, for routine shampooing of normal animals. Contains 4% chlorhexidine.
Directions & Dosage
Wet coat thoroughly with water and work sufficient shampoo over as large an area as will allow a mild lather to develop. Then proceed to lather another area. When the entire coat is treated, allow to stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. Repeat procedure if necessary.
This 4% Chlorhexidine shampoo is excellent for reducing bacteria on skin. The same concentration used for surgical scrub, I like it because it does not have a strong fragrance and rinses cleanly. It suds well with sufficient water added. Since 4% is maximum strength (2% being the minimum to kill bacteria) the addition of water does not impact the effectiveness. Also I leave it on for 10-15 minutes and massage it in before rinsing. My dog enjoys the massage. The lower the % Chlorhexidine the longer it takes to kill the bacteria. I usually don't use conditioner but it can be a little drying so I apply a little afterwards. So far using it 2-4/ month has been sufficient to control my Samoyed's pyoderma & Staph infections. It is a no frills 4% Chlorhexidine shampoo but more reasonably priced then others I've found.
Effective for treating Pyoderma and controlling Staph infections on the epidermis.
My vet recommended using a 4% Chlorhexidine shampoo to prevent Staph infections on my dog's skin. This product is well priced and does not have a lot of extra added ingredients. The fragrance is minimal and not that noticeable. Your dog will not smell like perfume after bathing. I usually like to dilute my shampoo so I can evenly distribute the soap on my very furry Samoyed but I was concerned about diluting the Chlorhexidine in the process so I didn't in this instance. Consequently it took me a while to develop a good lather and I found it necessary to rewet him. Once I did add more water it lathered up well and rinsed cleanly. Since 2% CHG is sufficient to kill bacteria, the addition of water when shampooing is probably compensated by the stronger 4%CHG strength.I massaged it in for 15 minutes before rinsing. His fur felt 'squeaky' clean so I finished with a light cream rinse and his coat & skin looks clean & healthy. I'm currently planning on using it 2-4 times a monthly but may have to apply it weekly if that is not enough. I really like the results I get with Chlorhexidine and am glad to find a 4% in an economy size that isn't super expensive.
Best shampoo for Bulldogs!