Sulfodene Shampoo for Dogs

Sulfodene shampoo for dogs is used for the treatment and prevention of itching and flaking of your pet's skin and coat. While this shampoo is generally safe and gentle enough for regular use, it is also strong enough to fight off scaling and flakiness. In addition, it leaves the hair and skin soft, shiny and conditioned.

Sulfodene shampoo is highly recommended for dogs with itchy, flakey skin or other irritating skin conditions. The ingredients in Sulfodene shampoo include coal tar, Triclosan, aloe, and and sulfur.

Overview of Sulfodene Shampoo for Dogs

Sulfodene shampoo stops itchiness and flakiness with special ingredients designed to condition and soothe the skin and hair. It can be used as a regular shampoo and cleanser for your dog's coat, as it is mild enough for repeated use. Using Sulfodene shampoo should leave your pet's hair clean, soft, and conditioned. It is available in an 8 oz bottle, and can be purchased at most pet stores or veterinary facilities. Sulfodene shampoo should be used regularly to prevent itchiness from reoccurring. 

Directions for Use of Sulfodene Shampoo for Dogs

Sulfodene shampoo should be used in the following way:

  • Shake container well, to mix ingredients together and ensure the best results
  • Moisten your pet's coat with water before applying the shampoo
  • Rub a generous amount of the shampoo into your pet's coat and form a conditioning lather
  • Rinse the shampoo away thoroughly 
  • Dry coat, and brush away all tangles 

Sulfodene shampoo can be used as often as needed or desired to achieve the level of cleanliness and conditioned coat wanted. It is safe for pets with sensitive skin, and is relatively odor-free. 

Other Ways to Control Itchy Skin in Dogs

Itchy and flakey skin in dogs is a common problem, and can be due to a number of underlying causes.

Some of these causes may include:

  • allergies
  • parasites
  • fungal infections
  • dryness of the skin

Certain breeds may also be more prone to having irritated or flakey skin. Using a shampoo that contains special ingredients proven to treat itchiness is recommended, but there are also other things pet owners can do to prevent itchiness and skin irritations in their pets. These recommendations should be used in addition to using Sulfodene shampoo. 

One of the best ways to combat itchy or dry skin is by giving your pet an oatmeal bath. This can be done with special products containing oatmeal, or by creating a homemade oatmeal bath. Using 1 cup of uncooked, plain oatmeal in a bath full of warm water can greatly decrease itchiness, flaking, and other skin irritations in your dog. It is recommended that pet owners allow their dog to sit in the oatmeal bath for at least 15 minutes, and to avoid contact with the eyes. 

Another way to treat skin irritations in pets is by examining your pet's diet carefully, to see if he is suffering from a food allergy. Food allergies commonly cause itchy skin in dogs. Try different foods to see if he responds differently to them, or if there are any improvements. If you manage to find the ingredient that is causing your pet allergies, remove it completely from your pet's diet.