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What is Universal Medicated Shampoo?

Universal Medicated Shampoo is formulated to provide antibacterial, antifungal, and keratolytic activity (lesion removal). It's gentle enough for routine use.


Cats, Dogs and Horses

  • Fights bacteria and fungus
  • Removes scales and crusts
  • No need for another shampoo
  • Deodorizes your pet
  • Does not wash away flea and tick preventatives
  • No reported side effects
How it works:

The deep cleansing action of Universal Medicated Shampoo helps to remove scales and crusts from your pet's skin. It is antibacterial and antifungal, so it is effective against bacteria and fungus that can cause infections. The deodorizing formula helps fight odors. Universal Medicated Shampoo is gentle enough for routine use.


Avoid contact with eyes. If eye contact occurs, immediately flush with water.

Brand Name:

Universal Medicated Shampoo (Vetoquinol)

Active Ingredient(s)

Chloroxylenol 2%, Salicylic Acid 2%, Sodium Thiosulfate 2%

What is this product used for:

Universal Medicated Shampoo may be used as adjunctive therapy for most dermatological conditions. This product has deep cleansing action. Removes scales and crusts. It is antibacterial and antifungal, deodorizing and gentle for routine use.


Universal Medicated Shampoo is a non-prescription (OTC) product.

How this product should be used:

Shake well. Thoroughly wet your pet's coat with warm water. Massage small amounts of shampoo into the coat while continuously adding water. Continue until a generous lather is generated. Rinse well. The shampoo may be used weekly or as often as recommended by your veterinarian.

What are the side effects:

There are no reported side effects.

What special precautions are there:

This product is for animal use only.

How should I store this product:

Store the unopened product in a cool, dry place. After opening, store in the refrigerator and use within 90 days.

How to Use
  • Universal Medicated Shampoo is great when deep cleansing of the skin is needed
  • Can be used for crusty, scaly skin conditions
  • Gentle enough for routine use

Shampoo your pet once a week or as often as recommended by your veterinarian.

Cats, Dogs & Horses:
All weights
Thoroughly wet your pet's coat with warm water. Shake the shampoo bottle well and massage small amounts into your pet's coat while continuously adding water. Continue until a generous lather is formed. Rinse well.

Should be stored at controlled room temperature.

Universal Medicated Shampoo:
Active Ingredients:
Salicylic Acid
Sodium Thiosulfate (source of soluble sulfur)
Inactive Ingredients: USP Purified Water, Sodium Olefin Sulfonate, Propylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid and FD&C Blue #1.
Customer Reviews
Universal Medicated Shampoo is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This shampoo was recommended by our daughter, who is a vet, for our rescue Doxie, who had raw skin around his eyes, and a very thin coat. The shampoo lathers well, and smells wonderful. Within just a few months, Henry had his hair back around his eyes, although it grew in white! We have a new rescue Doxie now, who is almost bald, and I am using Universal once a week on him. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth every penny... I have a black lab and a black lab/blue tick beagle mix. The pure bred has the worst skin allergies in the world. Thanks to the vet's recommendation and a change in his diet, his skin has never been better. He develops lesions and bumps around the base of his tail and backside area and this shampoo removes the scales and dead skin as well as the lesions. I strongly recommend lathering your dog with the shampoo and letting it sit on the skin for 10-15 mins to allow the product to do its job then rinse off. Don't be alarmed to see "dandruff" a few days after using the product....that is normal. Its the dead skin and lesions still removing itself after the initial bath. The great thing about this product is that after you bath your dog, it keeps on working. Labs are prone to skin allergies, so instead of heading to the vet everytime for antibiotics and prednisone....use a grain free dog food and this shampoo and your good to go!
Date published: 2012-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful shampoo ! I have used this shampoo over the past year for my schnauzer and found it to be very effective. Schnauzers are prone to "hot spots" , and while my dog will scratch now and then as most dogs will, his skin is 100% better using this shampoo. The key ingredient , salicylic acid, is the answer, and Bud no longer has scales, crusting or pimples on his skin. It is very easy to use and lathers like no other shampoo I have used. It leaves his fur as soft as a babies bottom This is a great shampoo!
Date published: 2012-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Did not help I have a large mix breed dog. He has crusty/flaky skin, this shampoo on worked to keep him form scratching for about 24 hours at a time. I used it several times a week and still it was a waste of money.
Date published: 2011-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vet Solutions Universal Medicated Shampoo We've tried lots of shampoos. None have been as effective as this one! After 2 uses, no more flakes or sores on her body!! She hardly scratches at all anymore! Leaves the coat very soft and smells great!!
Date published: 2011-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Vet Soulution Univeral Med. Shampoo I have use the shampoo three times at home and once at the Vet. I took it to the vet when they had their groomming session. I still see that there is a itch problem. Westies are known to have very dry skin. So, shampooing is not recommened too often. I really can't tell at this time. I went back to order the "pet med" oatmeal conditioner as well. Hopefully in time the effectiveness well take place.
Date published: 2011-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product. My dog loves this product and so do I. It makes my dog hair so soft and shiny. It smells wonderful for weeks.
Date published: 2011-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Allergic Pit and fluffy Papillon Our pit bull Petey needs frequent baths for his allergies to everything! Vet Solutions Universal Medicated Shampoo works great for him and calms his red, sensitive skin immediately. My Pap has extra long and fluffy hair and she just sparkles after a bath...especially her white fur!
Date published: 2011-08-17
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Can this be used on puppies? My puppy is 12 weeks and was diagnosed with having ringworm. I've been using the cream my vet gave me twice daily. Her ringworm seems to be healing but now she has dried skin and a patch of hair lost.

Asked by: Niab
The labeling of this product does not indicate an age requirement for pets.
Answered by: Amy Petmed Pro
Date published: 2017-01-13

is it safe on pregnant dog?

Asked by: bluewater
The manufacturer states it can be used on dogs. They did not exclude pregnant dogs.
Answered by: Carolyn Petmed Pro
Date published: 2016-12-06

I use Advantage 2 on my Chihuahua every month. Will this shampoo take it off if I bathe her with this before her next monthly dose?

Asked by: Jennifer
Advantage II is waterproof, and remains effective even if your pet gets wet; therefore, Universal Medicated Shampoo should be fine to use, especially if you are bathing her before her next monthly dose.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-11

how does this cpompare to

Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your question. Please consult with your vet prior to using a different shampoo prescribed by their office.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2014-10-30

Does it help with killing fleas on cats?

My cats are soo itchy from fleas. Flea meds dont help. Can this help kill fleas? If not, is there a shampoo for cats that will?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. We do not carry any flea shampoos for cats. Please consult with your veterinarian regarding a prescription topical heartworm and flea product for cats called Revolution.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can this product Vet Solutions Universal be used on goats. Can you recommend one??a

Asked by: Anonymous
This shampoo is intended to be used for cats and dogs. Please ask your vet if it would be ok to use on your goat.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is it safe to leave universal medicated shampoo( or any shampoo) on a cat? Will it make them ill if they lick it?

Asked by: Anonymous
The shampoo should not be left on your furry pal it should be rinsed well.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2013-10-22

how much, and can i get it in a gallon size?

Asked by: Anonymous
At this time we do not sell this product by the gallon. The current regular price is $27.49 we have a sale on this product today 2-28-12 and it is $21.99.
Answered by: Laura PetMed Pro
Date published: 2013-10-22
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