Chlorhexiderm is an antimicrobial liquid that you put onto the wounds of pets to keep them from getting infected. It's sort of like neosporin for pets, except you basically flood the area with the liquid. It works on both cats and dogs. It can kill off many forms of bacteria, fungus, viruses, and yeast. It's also used generally as an ear cleaner and sometimes even as a shampoo if the cat is having skin conditions involving fungal or yeast infections. It's even used on gingivitis in the cat or dog's mouth.
One thing to be aware of, though, is even though it is an "ear cleaner" in the sense that it can help against some kinds of ear infections, it does NOT do anything about ear mites. They are bugs and they don't care about this and aren't going to be affected by it.
Is it safe? Are there any side effects?
Yes, generally it's safe. However, some pets can have allergic reactions to it, so if you see anything like redness or new medical problems after administering it, stop. If it seems serious, take the pet to the vet. Generally what you should watch for is irritation, etc. ALSO - know that the shampoo version is meant to be diluted somewhat with water, so read the label on the one you buy carefully. It's a good idea to talk to a vet about using it even though it's an OTC - especially if your pet is injured somehow or showing symptoms that could be serious.
Where can I buy Chlorhexiderm?
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