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Cats can get dandruff?

Yes, flakes can appear on a cat’s fur in much the same way specks of dandruff can in human hair. This can happen when an excess of dry, dead skin is shed, which can cause flakes, as well as itchiness.

Fortunately, whether your cat’s skin is too dry or too greasy, it can usually be restored to a healthy sheen with the help of specially formulated shampoos.

Below are some products that Virbac has developed to keep your cat’s skin and coat healthy and looking good. If you have questions about any of these products, be sure to talk with your veterinarian. As with any product you use on your pet, always listen to your veterinarian’s instructions and read the product label.

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ALLERGROOM<sup>®</sup> Shampoo

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ALLERGROOM<sup>®</sup> Shampoo


ALLERGROOM® Shampoo is a gentle, soap free, moisturizing shampoo designed for frequent use on normal to dry skin to optimize the skin and hair coat of dogs and cats of any age.  

Your Questions Our Answers

Why can’t I use my own shampoo to bathe my dog?

Board certified dermatologist, Dr. Jocelyn Wellington, answers this question best: “When a shampoo formulated for human hair is used repeatedly on a dog, it can alter the dog’s skin pH.  This change in pH can favor overgrowth of bacteria and yeast, then can increase the risk of skin infections.  Also, made-for-human shampoos can remove important natural oils from dog skin resulting in dry scales and, in some cases, scratching.”  ALLERGROOM® Shampoo is pH balanced appropriately for your dog’s or cat’s skin.

KERATOLUX<sup>®</sup> Shampoo

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KERATOLUX<sup>®</sup> Shampoo


KERATOLUX® Shampoo with SPERULITES® Microcapsules is a unique, tar-free shampoo that removes scales, crusts, and excessive oil on the skin surface in dogs, cats, and horses. 

ANTI-ADHESIVE glycotechnology utilizes a unique combination of monosaccharides and an alkylpolyglucoside for a soothing effect (anti-irritant) as well as for limiting the bonding of microorganisms (anti-adhesive) to the skin surface. 

SPHERULITES® Microcapsules:  An exclusive encapsulation system that provides slow release of ingredients long after application.  

Your Questions Our Answers

Can KERATOLUX® Shampoo be used on a pregnant or lactating animal?

Virbac does not have any safety studies for use of KERATOLUX Shampoo on pregnant or lactating animals.

Does KERATOLUX Shampoo have any age restrictions?

Virbac does not have any age restrictions for use of KERATOLUX Shampoo.

If you have questions about any of these products or specific concerns about your pet’s health, print out our Checkup Checklist and contact your veterinarian.