KetoChlor Shampoo, manufactured by the Virbac Corporation, is a medicated anti-bacteria/anti-fungal cleaning product for dogs, cats, and horses. This specialized shampoo contains chitosanide, ketoconazole, and biopolymer to provide a protective layer between the scalp and hair.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
KetoChlor Shampoo cures bacterial and fungal aliments of the skin in equine, canines, and felines.
The skin aids the body in so many ways, as this protective layer protects internal organs from infections and pathogens. The skin itself, however, can be a breeding ground of thriving bacteria and fungi. Healthy animals are able to ward off these bacteria through the immune system. Immune deficient animals are unable to complete this action and often obtain bacterial/fungal infections. Infections caused by yeast or bacteria of the skin are referred to as an opportunistic infection.
Opportunistic infections can be caused by seborrhea oleosa, immune deficient conditions, or by prescription medications such as corticosteroids.
Seborrhea oleosa is an over production of oils from the oil glands. Oils are naturally produced to strengthen the hair and protect the skin from over during as well as infections. An over production of this aliment causes a yeast, skin infection known as Malassezia dermatitis. Malassezia dermatitis causes pets to develop aliments such as thickening of the skin,Hyperpigmentation (dark pigmented skin), a musty odor, scaly or crusty skin, flaky skin, Itching and redness, and even chronic or recurrent otitis externa(ear infections).
Pet aliments associated with fungal and bacterial infections include; thickening of the skin, Hyper-pigmentation (dark pigmented skin), a musty odor, scaly or crusty skin, flaky skin, Itching and redness, and even chronic or recurrent otitis externa (ear infections).
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Canine breeds most commonly diagnosed with this aliment include; West Highland white terrier, Basset hound, Australian terrier, Cocker spaniel, Shetland sheepdog, Chihuahua, Dachshund, Silky terrier, Maltese terrier, Poodle, and the Lhasa apso.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1.What steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from product?
No adverse side effects have been reported. If your pet does experience adverse reactions, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian.
2. Does my pet’s diet reflex his skin and hair coat?
Absolutely, proper diet with Natural fats and oils within a pet’s food will produce a great shine to the hair and healthy skin.
3. What other ways can I treat my pet’s dry skin?
An easy preventative and treatment for dandruff is regular brushings. Brushing the pet will spread the oils around the body of the pet, allowing the skin to become moistened.
4. What brush type is recommended for a pet with dry skin?
Brushed should be stiff enough to reach into the coat, yet soft enough to as not damage the skin to a greater extent. Pets with long hair may require the use of combs in order to fully reach the epidermis layer of skin.
5. If my pet’s dry skin is caused by natural oils lost, can I apply artificial oils to his hair?
Oils specially made for pets can be purchased at local pet shops and stores. These oils should be made from natural ingredients to prevent allergies, a few sprits of product while brushing will ensure healthy skin.
PET: Avoid eye contact. Avoid ingestion. Do not use in ears.
HUMANS: Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid ingestion of product.
If in eyes: If product residue affects the eyes, keep affected eye open and flush out with water. Rinse eye for fifteen to twenty minutes. Contact lenses, if in use, should be removed after the initial five minutes and washing of eye be continued. Get in touch with a doctor or poison control center for further advice and action to be taken.
Storage and disposal
Storage: Store product at room temperature. Avoid freezing.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
KetoChlor Shampoo has a generic equivalent known as Chlorhexidine Gluconate (2%), Ketoconazole (1%) Shampoo. The generic value is named after the active ingredients in both brand name and generic concentrations.
Active Ingredients Amount
Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2.3%
Spherulites, Anti-adhesive glycotechnology, and Chitosanide.