5 Health Benefits of Ketoconazole for Your Pets

September 18, 2017

5 Health Benefits of Ketoconazole for Your Pets

Maybe you’ve heard your vet talk about Ketoconazole or you’ve stumbled across it while searching for anti-itch solutions for your pet. When it comes to the furry members of our family we want nothing but the best. The name itself can be hard to pronounce but it's something you and your pets won't want to live without. 

Ketoconazole, the active ingredient of Nizoral, is an anti-fungal drug which may be used to treat a variety of problems in dogs and cats. It works by blocking the formation of cortisol in the body’s adrenal glands. Here are 5 health benefits that will help your pooch or kitty.

5 Health Benefits of Ketoconazole for Your Pets

1. Relieves Itchiness

As we discussed in our last article, itchiness is one of the most annoying symptoms for both our pets and us as owners. We've all been woken up to the sound of furry legs scratching incessantly. Many things, such as a grass allergy, dry skin or a fungal infection can cause our cats and dogs to itch. Thankfully, our Ketoconazole spray is a quick and easy way to stop that annoying symptom without mess. Our Vet recommended formula is gentle for your sensitive pets, yet powerful enough to knockout the most stubborn skin problem. 

2. Decreases Inflammation

One element of Ketoconazole is to decrease inflammation. When your pets scratch at their skin, their body releases compounds from their immune system that create more swelling and itching. If you're able to get the inflammation under control the itchiness with soothe.

3. Removes Dead Skin Cells

There aren't many cats or dogs that will willingly jump into the bathtub. The cat that puts all legs stretched out in all directions and the dog that constantly shakes off and attempts and escape, knocking you over in the process. Thankfully, once they've had a bath with the Keto shampoo they'll happily hop in whenever they're irritable from itching. By letting the Ketoconazole shampoo sit on your pet's skin for at least 5 minutes, not only will it cleanse the dirt from the skin and haircoat but help clear away dead skin cells for regeneration of new skin cells.

4. Kills Micro-Organisms on the Skin

There are seven types of bacteria that pets can bring into your home. Salmonella, Campylobacter, Leptospira, Staphylococcus / MRSA, Streptococcus, Tick-Borne Bacteria and Pasteurella are the types of bacteria your furry friends can bring into your home. A healthy pet makes for healthier humans. A regular wash with the Keto shampoo will kill the bacteria that may cause sickness to your family. 

5. Degreases Skin

Many shampoos, wipes and sprays are not effective on our pets because of the thick layer of oils they have on their skin. Just like humans, dogs and cats produce oils. Ketoconazole plus Chlorhexidine make a great team. One ingredient actively degreases the skin while the other thoroughly cleans and soothes the skin stopping all itch. 

Strawfield Pets' line of shampoo, wipes and sprays eliminate yeast, bacteria, fungus, pyoderma and ringworm. Chlorhexidine and Ketoconazole combine to create a super effective antiseptic product that treats a broad spectrum of skin related problems in your dogs and cats.


Products Featured in this Post:


Chlorhexidine Spray w/ Ketoconazole


Chlorhexidine Wipes w/ Ketoconazole

Chlorhexidine Shampoo for Dogs