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Can an unopened btle.of malaseb with an expiry date 01/18 be used?
I would bin it. I once tried a past-use-by medicated shampoo for humans on myself and it caused a bad rash on my scalp and I had to take steroids for three months. Not worth the $15 to buy a new bottle. Remember vets don't have Medicare.
Is it ok to use Malaseb after expiration date?
Our dog was diagnosed to have skin fungus and was recommended to use this product every day for 2 weeks. It looks to have reduced the itching but her skin is blackening where the soap has been applied. Has anyone had this experience? Will her skin return to normal?
I would ring the vet if you haven't already. It could be an unrelated skin infection. Other than that, did you wash off the Malaseb after ten minutes? Once your vet has ruled out other issues, the darkening might be a side effect of leaving the shampoo on all day, which the product says not to do.
Does Malaseb shampoo strip the dogs coat of flea products?
My cats licking herself after being bathed with the shampoo. I hopefully rinsed it quite thouroughly but could there be an effect is for some reason I didn’t I’m very worried just in case
Can malaseb be used to wash my dog on a monthly basis , and is it ok for there coat.
I haven't used this for years because I found it to be a waste of money, smells digusting & really dried out coats on the dogs I tried it on. I've found having a great homeopathic vet is far more cost effective & much better for my dogs health than using any of these types of products especially for skin issues. I now have 4 dogs & the only chemical products I use are heartworm & regular worming tablets.
After washing my dog today with this shampoo his both eyes are red and swollen.. pls any help?
Take him to the vet. Eye problems will cost more the worse they get. This is a chemical filled shampoo & should never be used anywhere near eyes.
Seek veterinarian help immediately with this as Malaseb should never be used around the face or eye area.
I agree and can you believe it states on the bottle to rub on around the lips !!! They can get breathing problems. If they lick it they can die. It must never be put anywhere on the face!!!!
Can I use this shampoo on my 2 months kittens?
I personally have only used Malaseb for dogs, however the product information on the bottle states it is for dogs and cats. I would be checking with a vet to determine if it is safe for 2 month old kittens. Avoiding the face area is advisable when washing animals and wrapping in a towel to stop licking 9and ingesting) the malaseb prior to rinsing it off the coat as it needs to be left on for 10 minutes to be effective.
You should be looking for a good vet if you have 2 month old kittens with skin issues. I wouldn't use this on my dogs ever as I've found in the past it is an expensive waste of money. Google homeopathic vets in your area. Find one with good reviews or ask pet owners you know if they can recommend someone.
I’m not sure. See your vet
What is the difference between the two shampoos? Would it make any different just using the med shampoo?
I only mentioned one shampoo
Hi, I have bathe my 8 months kitten with human shampoo and later I found out that I shouldn't use it for cats..The scent is strong and he has sneezed too..I have never seen him sneezing...He just licks himself for quite long...I am terrified as something wrong will happen! What do I do?
I'm sorry I am not a vet, perhaps you would be better asking a professional person about your cat. I have never bathed my cats.
I’m sorry I’m not a vet either.
This product was recommended to me for a kitten with ringworm. I had no problem with it. But leave on for10 mins and wrap in towel whilst u wait so cat cannot lick it then rinse well
Can I use malaseb shampoo on my 4 month old beagle puppy?
I have unsold Pyohex shampoo and conditioner that is passed its expiry date,
Is it still good and can I still sell it?
I bathed my kitten with malaseb as directed by her vet as he has ringworm, now he's sneezing and not feeling well and as if he trembles from time to another and sometimes I feel he wants to throw out but he does not..any advice ?
You need to take your kitten back to your vet (or any vet) immediately. You made the solution too strong and you have poisoned your kitten. Malaseb acts as a neurotoxin and the reason your kitten is trembling is because the chemical is affecting your kittens nerves and brain. If you do not take your kttien to the vet (or any vet) immediately there is a very strong chance that your kitten will die! Your kitten needs urgent medical treatment! Ring an after hours vet and tell them what you have done and they will know what treatment to prescribe. If you wait, chances are your kitten will die. I am flabbergasted that ANY vet would recommend that you wash a Kitten in this chemical. The other brand name for Malaseb is AGENT ORANGE!!!! (yes it is the same chemical that the US used in Vietnam) Do not hesitate!!! Take your kitten straight to a VET NOW!
Thanks a lot for your reply. Actually that's what I did. I took him to the vet and she said he has a sore throat as he might have inhaled some of the shampoo. He was kept one day in the clinic for treatment and now He is quite well after having his last dose of antibiotic. I do not understand how vets would recommend such a fatal medication to kittens. I will never use it again.
I’m glad your kitten is better.
Vets do give incorrect advise from time to time.
Many kittens have died using this stuff kitten owners are saying.
I have a retriever and I find the best advice on the retriever website when I’m in need..
Maybe there a kitten club you can get advice from?
I have a 13 weeks old Westie with what appears to be a yeast infection. Can Malaseb medicated wash be used on her?
I don't know this one? I suggest you take your dog to a vet. The Green Cross vets are quite cheap. If you google Green Cross Vets, you will find a Green Cross Vet in your location. Good luck.
Do I have to thoroughly rinse Malaseb off?? My dog constantly licks his paws so it's just his feet I need to treat
Yes must be rinsed off as the ingredients are not safe for ingestion if your pet is a licker. All shampoos should be rinsed off and particularly salicylic acid as it softens (dissolves) top layer of skin to enable anti bac/antifungal components to work. Malaseb is a great product if used as directed & for the right skin conditions.
My westie starts scratching right after shower with malaseb ( direct apply on to skin with 10 minutes of masarge as mentioned in the description) . Here are possible solutions that i came up with
1. Apply Tree or olive oil with malaseb
2. mix malaseb with water as mentioned in one of the review " 1 to 10 parts of water"
It is for bacterial & fungal conditions not allergic dermatitis/eczema caused by other irritants so a Vet may be able to identify a cause. If skin is very tender use 1 to 10 Malaseb to water premixed in a bucket to bathe your dog. Full strength Malaseb applied direct to inflamed sore skin will cause further skin irritation even if you do massage in with water. If mixed with oil containing products the active ingredient efficacy will be reduced so you will be wasting your money & not helping your dog. You could however apply a coat conditioner e.g Pyohex after bathing in Malaseb.
I was keen to know if malaseb wash has a strong smell?.
No worse than any other medicated animal shampoo, However after the dog dries off he should have no smell to a light pleasant smell. Be sure to ware gloves when applying.
No unpleasant chemical or perfumed smell that I can notice. Even if it did I'd still use it because it's done wonders for my dogs skin.
I asked because I bought it off a lady after her dog died and I was surprised it was mild smelling when as a child I can remember SOMETHING having a strong smell. I was interested what was in that bottle. I can never leave it on a cat very long unfortunately and for whatever reason my results are limited. Those answers have calmed my concerns greatly though.
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