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Benzoyl peroxide shampoo is an antibacterial, keratolytic, and follicular flushing shampoo useful in the topical treatment of pyoderma, foliculitis, and seborrheic skin conditions in of dogs, cats and horses. Benzoyl peroxide shampoo opens and flushes hair follicles and degreases oily coats. Moisturizers counteract the drying effects of the oxidizing benzoyl peroxide. The shampoo may temporarily increase scaliness, but this will lessen with continued bathing. Benzoyl peroxide shampoo is available in 2.5% or 3% strengths, and is marketed in several sizes.What is this product?
Read and carefully follow the directions provided by your pet's veterinarian.
Shake well. Wet coat thoroughly before applying shampoo. Apply shampoo to head and ears, neck, chest, middle, and hind quarters, finishing with the legs. Massage shampoo into the wet coat until a rich lather is produced. Allow the lather to remain on the animal for 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. For best results, repeat procedure.
Follow the advice of your pet's veterinarian on the frequency of product application, as products vary.
Systemic antibiotic treatment may be indicated if the condition does not improve.
The frequency and length of use of this product depends upon the condition being treated and your animal’s response to the medication.
The shampoo may temporarily increase scaliness, but this will lessen with continued bathing.
As with any medicated shampoo, gloves should be worn when applying this product.
If a treatment is missed, perform it as soon as you can. If it is already time for the next treatment, skip the missed treatment and go back to the normal schedule.What to tell/ask a veterinarian before using this medication? Talk to your pet's veterinarian about:
For topical use only on dogs, cats and horses.
Discontinue use if skin becomes irritated or inflamed.
Systemic antibiotic treatment may be indicated if condition does not improve.
May bleach or stain carpets and fabric if animal is not thoroughly rinsed.
Store at controlled room temperature (59-86°F).
Avoid getting it in your animal's eyes, ears or mucous membranes.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and animals. For external animal use only.
Wash hands and exposed skin after use.
Not applicableWhat else should I know?
Most human products contain 5-10% benzoyl peroxide and should not be used as they can be very irritating to animals.
Notify your pet's veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve in 7 days or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medications, Benzoyl peroxide shampoo should only be used on the animal for which it was prescribed.This is just a summary of information about Benzoyl peroxide shampoo. If you have any questions or concerns about Benzoyl peroxide shampoo or for the condition it was prescribed, please contact your pet's veterinarian.