Some pets may need frequent medical bathing for the treatment of various skin issues. In such cases, the animal should be bathed with a specially formulated shampoo up to twice weekly, depending on the severity of the disorder.
There are four categories of shampoos used in veterinary dermatology. Your veterinarian will select one that best suits your pet’s needs.
- 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.
If your pet’s skin is sensitive and subject to drying, a veterinarian may also suggest following a medicated bath with a moisturizer or spray, an antipruritic, anti-inflammatory leave-on lotion, or a topical spray used to control pruritis (itch).
In addition to in-house bathing services, we offer grooming products for purchase so our clients can maintain their pet’s healthy skin at home (or just keep him/her looking and smelling good).