Allergroom is a shampoo for canines, felines, and equines with normal to dry skin, as well as for those suffering from allergies. The product comes in an 8 oz, 16 oz, and 1 gallon container.
What the product cures
Allergroom shampoo doesn’t contain soap, making it ideal for pets with skin sensitivity or allergies. Besides keeping the coat clean and shiny, the solution also helps inhibit the growth of yeast and bacteria on the animal’s skin by forming a protective layer over it. It can be used in horses, dogs, and cats of all ages.
Allergroom is beneficial for pets with various conditions including; allergies, pyoderma, and cryptococcosis.
Like with humans, pets can also develop allergies once their immune system starts to have a negative reaction to common substances in food or the environment. These substances are not normally dangerous, but can cause mild to severe reactions in pets with allergies. Symptoms commonly experienced by pets with the condition include; itchiness, eye discharge, teary eyes, chronic ear infections, loose stools, breathing difficulties, sore throat, excessively licking/chewing at feet or other parts of the body, and skin irritation/inflammation. Infections caused by bacteria or yeast can also develop secondary to the condition.
Pyoderma, better known as a bacterial skin infection, is an extremely common condition in canines, although it can also occur in cats and horses. The bacteria enter the body when the skin is broken, which is usually caused by wounds or injuries. The condition causes symptoms such as; skin pustules (lumps filled with pus), alopecia (hair loss), itchiness, skin inflammation, scabs, and redness. Antibiotics are usually enough to treat the disease, but it can lead to serious complications if prompt treatment is not provided.
Cryptococcosis, or a fungal infection caused by Cryptococcus, develops when yeast from rotting bird feces or food is inhaled. It’s most common in cats, but can also affect dogs and horses. The symptoms vary, as the yeast can travel to many organs including the eyes, lungs, and brain. Common symptoms of cryptococcosis include; fever, lethargy, decreased activity, coordination issues, tremors, poor sight, skin lesions, inflamed lymph nodes, vomiting, loose stools, decreased hunger, and mucus discharge. In some cases, the animal may only have mild symptoms such as lethargy and fever for several weeks before more obvious signs of infection begin to show, while for others, the onset of the disease is rapid.
Common skin conditions seen in pets could that could benefit from a hypoallergenic shampoo such as Allergroom include; allergic contact dermatitis, ringworm, flea allergy, mange (demodectic and sarcoptic), atopy, fungal infection, and pyoderma.
Relative info on breed most associated with this ailment
Bacterial infections and allergies can develop in any dog, cat, and horse. However, experts have found high incidences of the conditions in certain breeds, leading to the conclusion that some pets are genetically predisposed to them. A few susceptible dog breeds include; German Shepherds, Pugs, Bulldogs, Retrievers, and Cocker Spaniels. In cats, the Siamese and Himalayan breeds tend to be more prone to the conditions, and in horses, it is mostly Icelandic, Shire, and Welsh ponies that have the most skin issues.
Questions for the vet & product
1. Are there any contraindications for Allergroom?
Up to now, there haven’t been any medications or products reported to be contraindicated with the use of Allergroom.
2. What should I do if my pet swallows the shampoo?
Go to the nearest emergency veterinary clinic to have your pet evaluated by a professional.
3. What are the possible side effects of Allergroom?
There currently aren’t any known side effects.
Allergroom should only be used externally.
Mix well before applying to pet.
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS:
Keep in an area where children cannot reach.
Avoid getting in eyes or gums.
Use soap and water to wash hands after use.
The product is only intended for use in animals.
If swallowed: In the event that the product is swallowed, contact poison control for professional guidance. A glass of water can be given if the person is NOT unconscious and can swallow normally. Refrain from inducing vomiting, unless told otherwise by a health care provider.
If in eyes: If product comes into contact with eyes, use clean water to flush and consult a doctor for further help.
If on skin: If irritation occurs, talk to your doctor about treatment possibilities.
Storage & Disposal
Storage: Store at room temperature, not exceeding 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Disposal: Avoid reusing the container or disposing of the shampoo in any drain. Contact a local waste company for information on proper disposal.
Allergroom contains; 5% of Chitosanide urea, 1% of glycerin, water, lactic acid, TEA lauryl sulfate, lauramide DEA, imidazolidinyl urea, and an aroma substance. Sodium hydroxide and sodium chloride may also be included as ingredients.