Medicated Pet Shampoo Products

Medicated pet shampoo can provide comfort for pets suffering from allergies and skin infections. Veterinarians often prescribe medicated shampoo, but plenty of effective over-the-counter varieties are also effective. If your pet has skin allergies, infections or intolerance to regular pet shampoo, try a medicated product that resolves your pet's symptoms.


Chlorhexiderm shampoo is another antiseptic, antimicrobial treatment that kills microorganisms living on the skin.


Another shampoo with spherulites, Keratolux removes scales, crusts and excessive oil associated with certain skin disorders in dogs and cats.


Ketochlor utilizes chlorhexidine gluconate to control fungal and bacterial skin infections associated with various forms of dermatitis.

Corti-Care Hydrocortisone Shampoo with Aloe Vera: Cortisone is the main ingredient in this shampoo, which provides relief from minor skin irritations from hot spots or flea and insect bites. The allergy relief version includes dander-fighting agents that reduce allergens on your pet's skin.


Malaseb is an antibacterial and antifungal shampoo designed to treat skin infections in dogs, cats and horses. The active ingredients are miconazole nitrate and chlorhexidine gluconate, which remove scales and kill microorganisms that can cause infections in your pets' skin.


This medicated shampoo can clear up almost any type of itchiness or skin problem, including insect bites, sunburn, warts, greasy skin, bacterial infections, skin flaking and other dermatitis. Nusal-T can be used weekly.


Pyoben is a antimicrobial shampoo, which is specialized formulated to cure deep cutaneous infections in your pet's skin. Pyoben also contains spherulites and is available by veterinary prescription only.


Sebolux shampoo utilizes sulfur and salicyclic acid to remove greasy or scaly skin, warts and other dermatitis on dogs and cats of all ages. Sebolux also contains spherulites, which provide a slow release of ingredients to keep it working for days after treatment.


This shampoo and conditioner relies on sulfur, which is veterinary recommended for its anti-itch properties. The sulfur causes your dog's skin to flake, removing dry, irritated skin. This product is not recommended for cats but is gentle enough for regular use on dogs.


This shampoo has a unique combination of sulfur and benzoyl peroxide, which is an antibacterial, degreasing, keratolytic and lipid solubilizer that treats infections as well as follicle plugging. It also contains sodium lactate, which moisturizes the skin and coat for continued health.

There are many types of medicated shampoo available, all utilizing different combinations of ingredients to treat your pet's skin infections. Which shampoo you choose will largely depend on your dog's symptoms.

Dog allergies often cause a variety of secondary symptoms, such as yeast or bacterial infections, greasy skin, lesions, dry and flaky skin or scales. Each of the above treatments respond to all or some of these symptoms, and some of them even promote skin health after the symptoms are cleared. If you aren't sure which to choose, consult your veterinarian. Some are only available by prescription.