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What is Malapet Medicated Shampoo?

Malapet is an antifungal and antibacterial medicated shampoo for dogs and cats. It helps to remove fungus and bacteria on your pet's skin.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:
  • Removes bacteria and fungus on the skin
  • Kills odor
  • Lathers well, rinses easily
How it Works:

Malapet's active ingredients work to cleanse and protect the skin against microorganisms and bacteria that can cause itching and skin irritation.

Cautions:

None.

Brand Name:

Malapet Shampoo

Active Ingredient(s):

Ketoconazole 1.0%, Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2.0%

What is Malapet Shampoo used for:

Malapet Shampoo is a medicated shampoo used on dogs and cats for dermatological conditions responsive to Ketoconazole and Chlorhexidine Gluconate.

Availability:

Malapet is a non-prescription (OTC) product.

How should Malapet Shampoo be used:

Wet coat thoroughly. Apply and lather over entire body allowing 10 minutes of contact time. Rinse completely with water. Repeat twice weekly until symptoms subside. Then use weekly, or as directed by your veterinarian.

What are the side effects of Malapet Shampoo:

There should be no side effects if used according to directions. However, if skin irritation develops or increases, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that is unusual or seems especially bothersome to your pet.

What special precautions are there?:

Do not use Malapet Shampoo on a pet that is allergic to it or to similar products. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. If Malapet Shampoo gets in eyes rinse thoroughly with water and contact your veterinarian. Malapet Shampoo is for use on dogs and cats only. Keep out of the reach of children.

In the event of an overdose:

Overdose as a result of using this shampoo are unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, or if you see any unusual signs, symptoms, or behaviors in your pet, contact your veterinarian immediately.

How should I store Malapet Shampoo:

Should be stored at room temperature. Protect from freezing.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Malapet Medicated Shampoo is for dermatologic conditions that are associated with fungal or bacterial infections responsive to Ketoconazole and Chlorhexidine Gluconate.
  • Do not allow your pet to lick the shampoo while bathing.
Tip:

You should wait at last 24 hours to bathe your pet after applying topical flea and tick preventatives.

Dosage:
Dogs/Cats:
Weight
Dosage
All weights
Wet coat thoroughly. Apply and lather over entire body allowing 10 minutes of contact time. Rinse completely with water. Repeat twice weekly until symptoms subside. Then use weekly, or as directed by your veterinarian.
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature. Protect from freezing.

Ingredients
Malapet Medicated Shampoo:
Ingredients
Amount
Ketoconazole (Antifungal)
1.0%
Chlorhexidine Gluconate (Antibacterial)
2.0%
Inactive Ingredients: Fragrance, PEG-150 Distearate, Preservative, Surfactant Base
Customer Reviews
Malapet Medicated Shampoo is rated 4.898 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you pet owners Just like the reviews say, THIS WORKS! My dachshund had a severe rash under his front armpit. He would use his back paw and scratch the front pitt like a monkey! He was MISERABLE. Hes been on many meds, vet said, fungus, bacterial, yeasty etc. One even said he has ingrown hairs and I should squeeze his pitts to get the hair to come out! huh? really? pfft! I read the reviews and I thought wow, there are people saying key words, pet smelled swampy, like a skunk, smelled even after being washed. It was music to my ears, someone understood what my pet was going through. I use to buy all the ODOR smelly gets your pet clean and fresh guaranteed bottles of shampoo, which NEVER WORKED, I spent $$$ on vet bills. My dog would have to washed everyday because he smelled so bad, I put him in the tub, and he would cry like Lucille Ball on I love Lucy show, when she got in trouble, whaaaaaaaaaa! haha poor guy FINALLY SOMETHING THAT WORKS. IT WORKS BEAUTIFULLY, by the 2nd wash, I could see the rash going away, the SMELL IS GONE. I wash him about every 2-3 days during allergy season, to prevent the rash from revealing its ugly head, but hes Not on any medications. Thanks to malapet shampoo! thank you pet owners for sharing your honest positive reviews!
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, notice an improvement. Awesome, notice an improvement on less scratching. will continue will tried another shampoo. that I purchase from here.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have seen a difference in less then a week ! I bought the shampoo last week. I was totally surprised it arrived so quickly (thank you). I have bath my pug 2x since and I see a difference. It is like a magic eraser. I am totally shocked at how well it works. The darkness under her belly really was concerning. We have changed her food To a starch free kibble as well. We fed her the best food (orjen) and what we thought was a healthy treat, carrots. unfortunately we caused the yeasty belly and pits. Strongly suggest you get the bottle!!
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ??Little Help?? I have been using this as directed by my vet and have found little positive effect. I will keep using it, but for the cost I expected better results.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this for my dog about 2 weeks ago.I used it 1 time and wow !!what a big difference my dog is so happy no more scratching.. My poor baby was scratching so much and I used oatmeal shampoo but it didn't help..I would highly recommend anyone to use this on there dog if it is scratching it might be a little pricey but worth it !
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I washed my 2 year old pittie with this and 5 days later the horrible odor he had all the time is completely gone! The odor was terrible and it always came back just 2-3 days after bathing him. This REALLY REALLY works!
Date published: 2016-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I purchased the shampoo to clear up her irritated skin, worked with first application and she feels better.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fresh Minty smell My Boston Terrier has really bad environmental skin allergies, taking meds & serum to control; Vet also recommends bathing him 1-2x week w anti fungal med shampoo. This clear shampoo has a nice fresh minty smell & does not stain clothing or towels. Have used it several years. Is also cheaper on this site & than other medicated shampoos.
Date published: 2016-02-23
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Q&A

Can I use this on the fungus infection on my cats head and face?

Asked by: Liz
It is my understanding that this shampoo is not recommended for cats.  
Answered by: MaryKathrynj
Date published: 2016-05-17

Will this help a smelly yeast rash?

Asked by: Blaze
Yes, malapet is an antifungal and antibacterial medicated shampoo for dogs and cats. It helps to remove fungus and bacteria on your pet's skin and it kills odor as well.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-03-20

After the Malapet bath and you've rinsed your dog really well, if there is any residue left and our dog licks himself can it hurt him?

Asked by: Unite53
There shouldn't be any residue left because you will need to rinse it off completely with water. Do not allow your pet to lick the shampoo while bathing.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-05-16

Will Malapet help resolve shih tzu's e-coli skin infection???

we've spent hundreds trying to resolve 12 year old shih Tzu skin infection - diagnosed as e-coli and persius (spelling?# we bathe twice a week with another OTC medicated shampoo to no avail. Any helpful info would be appreciated! #The infection DOES make him smell awful, too!) thank you
Asked by: Kathy
YES!!!!!!!!!!
Answered by: cris
Date published: 2015-09-15

is malapet septic safe?

Asked by: dogman
Yes, there should be no side effects if used according to directions. However, if skin irritation develops or increases, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that is unusual or seems especially bothersome to your furry baby.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2015-05-03

Is this product safe for my diabetic dog?

Asked by: Vicki
Thank you for your question. Please consult with your vet in regards to using this medicated shampoo due to your furry pal's medical condition.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-02-21

dog still scratching after oral fungal medication...should I use this product now?

My rescued 13 yr. old Chocolate Lab came to me from the shelter with a yeast infection diagnosed by a skin scraping and she had already lost about half of her hair. She was treated with an oral fungal medication and antibiotics for 2 weeks a couple of months ago. She continues to scratch and her skin in those bald areas is flaky but no open or reddened areas.. She also has a terrible body odor, especially on her chest and that area feels slimy (oily). Do you feel that this shampoo will help her? or oatmeal baths? or tea tree oil spray? I also changed her food to a 'grain-free' diet which seems to help somewhat. Please help this poor old girl.
Asked by: percheron2
Thank you for your question. This shampoo will help with bacterial and fungus on the skin. We suggest trying Malaseb which is a shampoo used to help with yeast infections or the Be Soothed Shampoo as this does the same.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-02-11

Do you use this all over pet or only on effected area's?

My dog originally just had yeast infection in his genitals area and now its spread to his toes and on his face from licking. Can I put this on his face near his mouth? Do I only put it on the effected area's or do I need to wash his entire body with it? I have a 75lbs pitbull how much would I use for each treatment? I am wondering how many bottles I should buy to last a month?
Asked by: Becca
Thank you for your question. The shampoo should be used all over your furry pal's body. Apply and lather over entire body allowing 10 minutes of contact time. Rinse completely with water. Repeat twice weekly until symptoms subside. It is not suggested to use on their face to avoid contact with their eyes and mouth.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-01-27
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