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Old 05-22-2014, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vets Best shampoo for itching. Need help with which one?

We just found out Dex is not only allergic to fleas but also pollen. Hes currently on Comfortis, monthly. Hes been scratching all night and day. Vet said to order Vets Best Shampoo and bathe him every two weeks.

There are so many different shampoos from Best Vet and I'm not sure which one to order? Has anyone used these products and does every two weeks sound reasonable? I don't want to dry out his skin and cause more itching.
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My cousin is a groomer and gave me some oatmeal and tea leaf stuff that works well.
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Thank you, I see 2 shampoos that have those ingredients. Is bathing every 2 weeks ok?
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Our vet prescribed Douxo Chlorhexadine PS Shampoo for my dog's itching. It has a light pleasant scent, & it seemed to help my dog. We've been buying it on Amazon, because it's cheaper than the vet. We tried an oatmeal based shampoo & condition first, from the groomer. But, it didn't help my dog.
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Thank you, I'm going to take a look at that shampoo too. Somehow I have to stop his constant scratching. I feel sorry for him.
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Thank you, I'm going to take a look at that shampoo too. Somehow I have to stop his constant scratching. I feel sorry for him.
The vet advised me to bath every two weeks with the oatmeal/ tealeaf
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Our vet prescribed Douxo Chlorhexadine PS Shampoo for my dog's itching. It has a light pleasant scent, & it seemed to help my dog. We've been buying it on Amazon, because it's cheaper than the vet. We tried an oatmeal based shampoo & condition first, from the groomer. But, it didn't help my dog.
My doggie dermo also recommended Douxo Chlorhexadine PS. Not the Douxo Maintenance one. I also use the wipes by the same company.

I would also ask your vet about Apoquel.

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Vet said to order Vets Best Shampoo and bathe him every two weeks.

There are so many different shampoos from Best Vet and I'm not sure which one to order?
Why don't you ask your vet which one would be best?
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I wonder if a different flea med would help? Molly would itch a lot when she was on trifexis (comfortis with heartworm meds). One of our cats also has flea allergies, so far the medication that has seemed to give the best relief was Revolution.

When Molly did have itchy skin, the shampoos with chlorhexidine in them like what Nico Pico mentioned seemed to be most effective.
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I agree with using a shampoo with chlorhexidine. I use Allermyl by Virbac and it makes Raina's coat really shiny. She has food and airborne allergies and I have to bathe her every other weekend or she starts getting itchy. Before I discovered Allermyl I tried several others with different ingredients but the Allermyl worked best. There is also an antibacterial lotion called Resi Keto Chlor by Virbac for putting on the itchy spots while the dog is still wet. I also put it on with a wet sponge between baths if necessary. It really took care of the red spots. She is also allergic to bug bites.
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