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At The Pet Doctors we recommend Pyohex shampoo for the treatment of bacterial (Staphylococcal) skin infections in dogs. Bacterial skin infections on dogs can have a wide variety of signs, appearances and causes.
Common appearances of bacterial infections include:

  • Pimples
  • Circular rings of scale or redness (as larger pimples pop and leave “rings” of skin damage)
  • Moist areas of skin commonly referred to as ‘Hotspots’

Causes of Bacterial Skin Infections:
Sometimes there is just bad luck involved, although the majority of cases of skin infections in dogs can be tracked to underlying conditions which allow the low numbers of normal bacterial residents to multiply and cause disease.
Underlying causes for bacterial infections:

  • Allergy, pollen, grass, food (meats), fleas
  • Hormonal problems (including Cushing’s disease and thyroid problems)
  • Parasitic infestations such as Demodex mites or Scabies.

Pyohex shampoo has the great benefit over creams and lotions in that it is applied all over, regardless of the amount of fur coverage.

  • The shampoo should be applied to a wet coat and lathered up.
  • Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
  • Distract the dog from licking during this period. Ingestion of foam can upset their stomach.
  • After rinsing allow the dog to shake excess water from its coat

How often should I use Pyohex Medicated Shampoo?
During periods of active infection the shampoo and conditioner should be used twice per week. Once the infection has resolved, bathing once per week or fortnight is often enough to prevent recurrences. The time of year may influence the frequency of bathing – during spring and summer, dogs who suffer bad allergies may find they require more frequent bathing than they do in winter when their allergies are not as active.

Active ingredient: 30g/L Chlorhexidine gluconate

HOT TIP

  • Ensure your dog is thoroughly wet before applying Pyohex Medicated Shampoo as this will make lathering and spreading it easier.
  • Use a wet sponge to help to ensure the coat is wet and the Pyohex Medicated Shampoo lathers and spreads well.
  • Allow the full 10 minutes contact time for the Pyohex Medicated Shampoo as this will allow optimal efficacy.

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