When Is Medicated Shampoo Needed

Keeping your furry friend squeaky clean is part of being a responsible pet parent. Sometimes, a regular bath just doesn’t cut it. But when is a medicated shampoo needed for your dog? As a professional dog grooming and washing service, we’ll review the signs that a medicated bath is necessary. 


Signs Your Dog Needs a Medicated Bath:

  • Itchy, Flaky Skin: Is your pup constantly scratching, leaving behind a trail of snowflakes? This behavior could indicate dry skin, allergies, or even parasites. Medicated shampoos with soothing ingredients and antihistamines can bring relief.
  • Redness, Rashes, or Bumps: If your dog’s skin looks angry and inflamed, it might be a bacterial or yeast infection. Medicated shampoos with specific antifungal or antibacterial properties can help fight the root cause.
  • Unpleasant Odor: A strong, persistent doggy smell can indicate skin issues. Medicated shampoos can eliminate the odor while addressing the underlying condition.
  • Post-Surgery Care: Medicated shampoos can help prevent infection and promote healing after surgery. Always follow your veterinarian’s instructions in these cases.


Different Medicated Shampoos for Different Issues:

There are various medicated shampoos, each targeting specific concerns:

  • Antibacterial: Fights bacterial infections like pyoderma.
  • Antifungal: Tackles yeast infections that cause itching and redness.
  • Hypoallergenic: Soothes sensitive skin and reduces allergic reactions.
  • Moisturizing: Hydrates dry, itchy skin and promotes healing.


Seek Expert Advice First:

Before diving into the medicated bath world, consult your veterinarian. They can diagnose the underlying issue and recommend the right shampoo and bathing frequency. Self-treating with the wrong product could worsen the problem.


Canine Couture Can Help!

At Canine Couture Groomingwe understand the importance of healthy skin and a happy pup. While we offer professional grooming services, we always recommend visiting your vet for any skin concerns before scheduling a medicated bath with us. We’re here to partner with you in ensuring your dog’s well-being! Contact us today to schedule an appointment! Call us at (678) 947-6556 or message us online to learn more about our medicated shampoo treatments. 

And remember to schedule your regular grooming appointments to keep your dog looking and feeling their best!