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Bottle of ChlorhexiDerm® 4% Shampoo for Dogs and Cats.

ChlorhexiDerm® 4% (4% Chlorhexidine gluconate) Shampoo







Active Ingredient

Active Ingredient:

Chlorhexidine gluconate


Chlorhexidine gluconate shampoos are difficult to formulate. That’s why ChlorhexiDerm® 4% Shampoo for dogs, cats and horses combines the activity of chlorhexidine gluconate with penetrating agents and emollients, formulated for stability.

CAUTIONS: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. For topical use on dogs, cats and horses. Avoid contact with eyes. Not for otic use. If irritation develops, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian.

WARNING: Keep out of reach of children. 


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What are the active ingredients in ChlorhexiDerm® 4% Shampoo?

4% chlorhexidine gluconate 

What are the dosing and frequency guidelines for ChlorhexiDerm® 4% Shampoo?

ChlorhexiDerm® 4% Shampoo should be lathered and applied over the entire body, allowing 10 minutes of contact time, before rinsing off completely with water. Can be used weekly or as recommended by a veterinarian.

Should I recommend my clients use a gentle grooming shampoo prior to applying medicated shampoo?

A gentle grooming shampoo is a great option to use before a medicated shampoo. Your client may wish to clean the skin and coat prior to applying the medicated shampoo so the medication will have more contact with clean skin. 

ChlorhexiDerm is a registered trademark of Elanco or its affiliates.

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