How and When to Use Medicated Shampoos for Your Dog
If your dog has a yeast or fungal infection, dry and itchy skin, excessive oil on the skin and coat or another issue that has to do with the coat and skin, finding the right medicated shampoo can make a big difference. But even after selecting the ideal medicated shampoo, you may have a challenging task when it comes to bathing your dog. At Vetnique Labs, we know that bathing your dog shouldn’t be a chore. This post will help guide you on using medicated shampoo for your dog’s healthy skin.
Before starting your washing process, you need to hit the stalls and gather supplies. Essential supplies you'll need include:
- Absorbent towels
- A Vetnique Labs medicated shampoo
- Bathtub with a dedicated spray nozzle
- Non-slip bath mat
- Multipurpose brushes
- Eye ointment
- Ear wipes
The Best Shampoo Options
For the best results, you need medicated shampoo designed for your dog’s specific issue. Each shampoo is formulated to treat specific skin conditions. So, it’s crucial to pick the right shampoo for your dog. You can ask a qualified veterinarian to prescribe a medicated shampoo for your dog. ABAF, Benzoyl Peroxide and Allergy / Oatmeal shampoos all have unique features that benefit your dog’s coat and her health.
Vetnique Labs specializes in manufacturing pet care products. Our products combine potent ingredients into comprehensive pet care solutions.Dermabliss is one option for dogs under 7 years of age that helps promote skin health and relieve itching. For senior dogs that are over 7 years, we have SeniorBliss antifungal and antibacterial shampoos that are formulated for issues specific to their age group.
General Bathing Instructions for Dogs
Here’s a quick rundown of the basic steps to take to bathe your dog.
1. Soak Your Dog's Fur
Give your dog a nice presoak to get in water into the water-resistant coat. For about 10 minutes, soak your dog in lukewarm water. Check the temperature with your elbow. Dogs resent cold water, and hot water worsens the itch.
You can use a spray nozzle to get water into their fur. If your dog has been playing in the mud, you may want to focus on a proper bath prior. Apply eye mineral oil before proceeding to the next step.
2. Use Your Shampoo
After the dog's fur is wet, shampoo your dog. Work the shampoo into its skin by running your fingers through it. Avoid using too much shampoo trying to work a lather. Medicated shampoos contain less soap, unlike general shampoos.
Ensure you allow enough contact time for the shampoo to sleep into the dog's skin. Ideally, shampoo your dog for 10-15 minutes. Then, scrub and massage your pup to prevent it from instinctively shaking its body when attempting to remove water. Also, dogs love gentle massages. Use your brush to scrub their feet and paws undersides.
3. Rinse Your Dog
Using a pitcher or a hose, rinse your dog, avoiding the eyes and ears. Make sure you wash out all the shampoo from the crevices and skin folds of your pup. Use plenty of running water to ensure your dog is squeaky clean.
4. Dry Your Dog
Your dogs will shake off water after you are done washing them. Dry them off completely using absorbent towels, then pat the dog’s tender fur instead of scrubbing with the towel.
Ditch the blow dryer. In a typical drying routine, you would use a hairdryer. But for treating fungal-infected dog fur, avoid using the air dryer that irritates the skin. Instead, let your dogs bask in the sun for a while before letting them play.
Antibacterial and Antifungal Shampoo for Dogs
There is a thin line between shortchanging your dog via inadequate or too much washing. Dogs are generally hydrophobic, although some breeds are hydrophilic.
The sweet spot for dog skin care is limiting its washing days to twice a week. However, for antifungal infections, it is a different ball game. We stress the importance of contacting a qualified vet before using medicated shampoos.
If you spot your dog itching, and he has rough patches, or exhibits skin allergies, use an antibacterial or antifungal shampoo for dogs. Also, medicated shampoos can help dogs manage post-surgery wounds.
Some of the benefits of choosing our ABAF medicated shampoos include:
- 100% satisfaction
- Treats a varied range of skin conditions
- Excellent deodorizing properties
- Dog coat friendly
Benzoyl Peroxide Shampoo for Dogs
Benzoyl peroxide shampoo for dogs Is effective for issues such as scaling, crusting skin, treating seborrhea, pyoderma, folliculitis and similar skin conditions. It is also effective at reducing excessive oil on a dog's skin or coat. Benzoyl peroxide shampoos typically include an antiseptic and have natural moisturizers, so the skin doesn't become dried out. When using benzoyl peroxide shampoos it's a good idea to leave the shampoo on your dog’s coat for up to 10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Allergy / Oatmeal Shampoo for Dogs
If your dog suffers from skin allergies, oatmeal shampoo may provide the relief they need. Oatmeal can soothe and moisturize dry or itchy skin and relieve redness. If your dog seems to be scratching more than usual it could be due to dry or irritated skin. This may be more prevalent in the winter months, but the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties found in oatmeal shampoo should offer some relief. Oatmeal shampoos can attract and hold moisture and bring moisture into your dog’s skin, which is just what you need with a skin allergy or dryness.
Join the success stories of other dog owners who love and care for their pets. Use Vetnique’s ABAF, Benzoyl Peroxide and Allergy / Oatmeal medicated shampoos to keep your dog healthy, comfortable and happy.