Chlorhexiderm Flush

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.


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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?

NEW! ChlorhexiDerm Flush (12 oz)

NEW! ChlorhexiDerm Flush (12 oz)

Chlorhexiderm Flush is a topical wound dressing, antimicrobial cleansing and drying solution for use on dogs, cats and horses. Contains .2% Chlorhexiderm Gluconate. Indications: For general cleansing of such conditions where an antimicrobial formulation would be of benefit. Ingredients: Water, glycerin, isopropyl alcohol, nonoxynol-12, PPG-12-PEG-50 lanolin, PEG-40 castor oil, chlorhexidine gluconate, fragrance, FD&C blue #1. May contain citric acid to ensure optimal pH. Directions: Apply ChlorhexiDerm Flush liberally onto affected area. Use cotton or absorbent material to clean excess solution and debris from treated area. Repeat procedure once daily, if necessary, or as directed by veterinarian.

ChlorhexiDerm 2% by DVM (12 oz)

ChlorhexiDerm 2% by DVM (12 oz)

Chlorhexiderm is an antiseptic, antimicrobial shampoo combining surface-active penetrating agents and emollients for optimal therapeutic effectiveness. For conditions where an antiseptic, antimicrobial, cleansing and deodorizing formulation may be of benefit. Features: For effective activity against a wide range of microorganisms: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, fungi, yeasts, molds and viruses. Active ingredient: Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2% & 4%. Soothing and gentle to the skin. Virtually no systemic absorption. May be diluted 1 oz. to Gallon of water, to effectively cleanse and disinfect floors, walls, tables, etc. For use in Dogs, Cats and horses.

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