Malaseb – Antifungal shampoo for dogs and cats
Malaseb antimitotic shampoo is used to treat and control seborrheic dermatitis or mycoses associated with Malassezia pachydermatis and Staphylococcus intermedius in dogs or as an adjuvant in the treatment of dermatophytosis produced by Microsporum canis in cats in association with griseofulvin.
Mycoses are infections that affect the skin of animals caused by fungi. This infection usually manifests as inflammation and redness of the skin but can also present as itching or hair loss in the affected area. A veterinarian may prescribe an antifungal treatment regimen for ringworm, including creams, special shampoos such as Malaseb shampoo, or oral medications.
Malaseb shampoo – method of administration
As a general rule of thumb when administering Malaseb shampoo to dogs, apply it twice a week until the symptoms disappear and then weekly or as often as needed to keep the condition under control as it can recur.
For cats, the shampoo should be applied twice a week for a minimum period as directed by the veterinarian. The maximum duration of the treatment period should not exceed 16 weeks.
In the treatment against mycoses, the duration and the frequency of using the shampoo are determined by the veterinarian and recommended based on the level of the animal’s condition. At the same time, it is recommended to consult the veterinarian regarding the need to cut the cat’s or dog’s fur before administering the treatment.
A 250 ml bottle of shampoo provides approximately 8-16 treatments for a dog weighing approximately 15 kg; for a dog weighing 25 kg, the shampoo can be used for 5-10 treatments. For cats, the shampoo provides 25 treatments, depending on the thickness of the coat.
Malaseb shampoo – recommendations on how to apply
Before application, wet the animal’s fur with plenty of water. Apply Malaseb shampoo in several places and massage until it reaches the entire body surface, in the fur, especially around the lips, under the tail and between the toes. Use enough shampoo to create a lather. The animal must sit for 10 minutes with the solution on the skin, then rinse with clean water and allow it to dry naturally.
In the fight against seborrheic dermatitis or mycoses, it is very important to consider the veterinarian’s advice and, in particular, to go with your animal often to the veterinary office to prevent or not aggravate the disease so that the treatment period is short.
Active substances and ingredients
Among the active substances of Malaseb shampoo are chlorhexidine digluconate (20 mg), miconazole nitrate (20 mg) and excipients methylchloroisothiazolinone (0.0075 mg), methylisotazolinone (0.0025 mg), sodium benzoate (1.25 mg) .
Malaseb shampoo has a light yellow to light brown color and is slightly cloudy.
In treating dermatophytosis in cats or dogs, shampoo should only be used in combination with griseofulvin.
In the case of pregnant cats, using Malaseb shampoo with griseofulvin is prohibited, as this latter drug is prohibited during pregnancy.
Malaseb shampoo – choose Biotur for your pet
Caring for your pet’s skin is very important for its well-being. Therefore, on the Biotur Shop platform, we offer the Malaseb shampoo against ringworm or seborrheic dermatitis in dogs or cats.