Advancements in oral medications doesn’t mean an end to topical therapy…

In this article we aim to remind you of the important role topical therapy still has at a time when the overuse of antibiotics is a hot topic!

Client compliance with shampoo therapy has always been difficult to achieve and with advancements in oral medications to treat certain skin conditions it would be easy to forget about the topical approach all together. However, we are all aware of the countless studies proving how vital it can be in both the treatment and management of most skin cases. Even when oral medication is being given successfully it is important to ensure owners realise topical therapy is still necessary. Whether the skin is greasy, dry, flaky or itchy it will benefit from the cleaning, soothing or moisturising effect specific shampoos give. Quite often these dogs don’t smell great either, so that alone is hopefully enough of a reason to encourage owner compliance. When shampoo therapy is just not possible or whether not frequent enough, it is down to you to provide alternatives. Medicated wipes and sprays are convenient ways for keeping problem area's under control and can offer an immediate soothing effect. Likewise, certain dry shampoos make keeping areas clean much easier and can also provide moisturising and soothing qualities. Needless to say of course, Vetruus has an extensive range, offering you a good choice of shampoos, sprays and wipes!