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KetoChlor Shampoo

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What is KetoChlor?

KetoChlor is a medicated shampoo used to treat fungal and bacterial diseases of the skin. KetoChlor requires a prescription from your veterinarian.


Dogs, Cats and Horses

  • Cleanses, treats, and heals fungal and bacterial diseases of the skin
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Lathers well, rinses easily
How it Works:

KetoChlor contains ketoconazole, an antifungal medication, and chitosanide, a biopolymer that acts as a protective barrier for the skin and hair. Also contains spherulites that slow release the ingredients long after application.


Tell your veterinarian about any prescription or over-the-counter medications you are giving your pet.

Brand Name:

KetoChlor (Virbac)

Generic Name:

Chlorhexidine Gluconate (2%), Ketoconazole (1%) Shampoo

What is KetoChlor Shampoo:

KetoChlor Shampoo is a combination of Chlorhexidine Gluconate (2%), an antibacterial, and ketoconazole (1%), an antifungal and is used for bacterial and fungal infections of the skin. KetoChlor Shampoo may be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving KetoChlor Shampoo to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is allergic to KetoChlor Shampoo or any of the individual ingredients.

What is the most important information I should know about KetoChlor Shampoo:

KetoChlor Shampoo is a combination shampoo available by prescription used in the treatment of fungal and bacterial diseases of the skin (dermatitis, pyoderma). It can be used on dogs, cats and horses.

What should I avoid while using KetoChlor Shampoo:

Do not use KetoChlor Shampoo on a pet that is allergic to it or to similar products.

What are the possible side effects of KetoChlor 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 other drugs will affect KetoChlor Shampoo:

Tell your veterinarian about prescription and over the counter medications that are given to your pet. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products.

How to Use
  • KetoChlor Shampoo is a combination of Chlorhexidine gluconate (2%), an antibacterial, and Ketoconazole (1%), an antifungal, and is used in the treatment of fungal and bacterial diseases of the skin such as dermatitis and pyoderma.
  • KetoChlor Shampoo can be used on dogs, cats, and horses.

In households with cats, separate the treated dog for about one hour until the product is thoroughly dry.

All weights
Shake well before using the shampoo. Wet the coat with warm water and apply a sufficient amount of shampoo to create a rich lather, and massage into the wet coat. Rinse well and repeat. Allow the lather to remain on the coat for at least 5 to 10 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with clean water. May be used initially 2 to 3 times a week for four weeks, then reduced to once a week, or as directed by your veterinarian

Store at room temperature.

Active Ingredients
Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Other Ingredients: Spherulites, Anti-adhesive glycotechnology, and Chitosanide.
Customer Reviews
KetoChlor Shampoo is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time it takes to work I have used this shampoo before it has work well the thing is that once it done with the treatment it comes back in a couple of months so keep some always handy my bulldog Betty needs it so she can be happy but worth trying keeps them from scratching and clears up a lot of skin issues.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Only have used twice. Hope it works! Our Teddy is miserable with scratching, itching. When I pet him skin feels oily.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has really helped! This product has really helped clear our German Shepherds skin allergy. She seemed to be soothed by its use. She found relief from the itching and redness cleared up by the next day! Very gentle.
Date published: 2013-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works, but we can't use it Our little dog had skin that was turning dark due to a yeast infection. Very hard to get rid of once it takes over your dog. This product certainly works, but our dog's skin was sensitive from her condition and this shampoo caused her to scream in pain. Unfortunately, for it to really work, you need to leave it on for a while (at least 5 minutes). So we had to stop using it. It must have been stinging her very badly for the screaming to occur.
Date published: 2013-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Since I began using KetoChlor on my precious missi her dry skin and odor has improved dramatically. Her skin used to be so dry and extremely flaky. She would always scratch really bad. Her skin had developed a really bad bacterial infection and she smelled awful. I tried many things but nothing helped. KetoChlor was the best thing the veterinarian prescribed. At first I had to bathe her every other day. Now I bathe her with it once a week. The bacteria, the odor and the dry flaky skin is gone. I'm happy and missi is happy. I definitely recommend this product. Thank you petmeds
Date published: 2013-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My dachshund had broken out with red bumbs on her belly and eventually it was all over her. I took her took the doctor and they did test after test. They ended up putting her on allergy pills and hyperallergenic food. None of that worked and I was about to take her to a dermatoligist when I decided to look around for something to help her. I found KetoChlor on 1800PetMeds and she has been bump free now for 3 years. She also is off all the allergy meds and back on regular food. The only thing is that I wished that it came in a bigger bottle. I would recommend this to anyone's dog who is suffering from something like this.
Date published: 2012-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overpowering Scent I had high hopes for this, but its overpowering scent made it impossible for me to use. I spoke to the vet about this before she prescribed it. We have allergies at our house and if the people can't function (go to work, etc.) , the dog doesn't eat. I wish that they would make a version without the added perfume. Lots of dogs for which this is prescribed have allergies. Not a smart move to put a strong scent in a product intended for use on sensitive animals. Medicinal smell would be better than this. Smell aside, it was somewhat helpful, but not earth-shattering.
Date published: 2012-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stinking, Horrible Odor GONE For 4 years my poor little Shih Tzu had chewed her paws til she had blood dripping. She smelled horrible, and her belly and legs were black with fungus. I took her to 2 different Vets and neither one could figure out what to do other than charge me hundreds of $$$$, for nothing to work. I asked my vet to prescribe Keto Chlor Shampoo as a last resort before putting her down. I couldn't bear to watch her chew her body, it was everywhere in her eyes and ears, she had chewed her body almost hairless She was miserable, she would chew herself all night long. I felt so sorry for her, I would sit and hold her to make her stop chewing. I tried everything on the market, changed her foods, kept her away from other pets Keto Chlor Shampoo took care of all her problems along with an antibiotic, and steriods occasionally. I would pay $50.00 for a bottle to keep her comfortable. Take my advice ask your Vet for a prescription and get it online, it's a MIRACLE!!!
Date published: 2011-12-29
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Is it safe to use this shampoo 1 year after the expiration date? I have 2 dogs that are starting to get itchy bumps on their backs and would like to help them asap.

Asked by: samig
You should not use expired medication. After the expiration date, the medication may no longer be effective.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-05

Why can't I buy ketochlor shampoo for my dog anymore. Are they not selling it anymore? 

Asked by: pookaboy
The manufacturer is currently on a national back order with this product.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2016-07-20

Will this wash away K-9 Advantix 2?

If not how far apart? a week or more?
Asked by: Anonymous
One week will be fine.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2015-04-20

what is the difference between Keratolux and KetoChlor shampoo

I have cockerspainel with skin problem he very itchy with little bumps that get dry and scaly and some time ozzy.my vet gave me keratolux which removes the scales and i saw ketochlor and wondering what is the differences? thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
Keratolux is a antiseborrheic and keratolytic tar-free shampoo that removes scales, crusts, and excessive oil associated with keratoseborrheic disorders (oleosa or sicca) in dogs, cats and horses. Keratolux helps regulate the keratinization process and sebum production to improve skin health. KetoChlor is a medicated shampoo used to treat fungal and bacterial diseases of the skin. KetoChlor contains ketoconazole, an antifungal medication, and chitosanide, a biopolymer that acts as a protective barrier for the skin and hair.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2016-03-11

What is the shelf life of Ketochlor Medicated Shampoo?

Asked by: Anonymous
Don't have a definitive answer, but it must be at least a year and a half since that was the time from when we purchased ours until its expiration date. My guess is they rated it for maybe 2 years. That said, ours is over the exp date by a year and still works.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-07-23

Can this shampoo be used with flea medicine? Or does it take away from the flea & tick medicine?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, you can use this shampoo even if you're treating your pet for fleas.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2013-10-22

Ketochlor Shampoo

My dog's vet gave me a prescription for a gallon of Ketochlor Shampoo but I don't see this size on your site.. I don't like ordering meds online and I want to use someone reputable.. Do in carry this shampoo in a gallon size ?
Asked by: Anonymous
We only have the keto-cholr shampoo in an 8 ounce bottle.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2013-10-22

How many bottles do you need to treat a horse?

I have a horse who has ringworm. Vet says to bath him twice per week for 4 weeks with the KetoChlor. He is a standard sized horse roughly 1000 lbs. How many bottles do I need to treat him?
Asked by: Anonymous
You will need to ask your veterinarian if this medication is appropriate to treat your horse and also how often you will need to apply it. Each bottle contains 8 ounces of shampoo so you may need quite a bit for a horse.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2013-10-22
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