This shampoo is registered to treat Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Dermatophytosis. Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is the scientific name for a skin infection involving bacteria (Staphylococcus) and yeast (Malassezia).
Dermatophytosis is the scientific name for ringworm, a condition which is not due to worms (like the name suggests) but is in fact a fungal infection. It is normal in dogs to have low numbers of resident bacteria and yeasts on the skins surface. When there is a disruption to the skins natural ecosystem these bacteria and yeasts can overgrow causing disease. These disruptions could be caused by allergies, parasites, hormonal problems or conformational issues such as deep skin folds.
|Pet type||Dogs, Puppies, Cats and Kittens|
|Function||Treating skin infection|
Wet the animal thoroughly with clean water. Apply Dermcare Malaseb medicated shampoo to the animal at several points and massage into the coat. A sponge assists lathering and penetration of shampoo into the coat. Ensure that Dermcare Malaseb medicated shampoo is applied around the lips, under the tail and between the toes as these areas harbour causative microorganisms. Leave shampoo on the animal for 10 minutes then rinse off thoroughly with clean water. Repeat twice weekly until symptoms abate, then weekly or as directed by your veterinary surgeon. 50 ml of Dermcare malaseb medicated shampoo would be adequate to treat a 30 kg medium hair length dog and 7-10 ml of Dermcare medicated shampoo would be adequate for an adult cat.
Keep product out of reach of children. Advisable to store away from high temperatures or direct sunlight.