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How can cats get skin infections?

Pinpointing the cause of skin infections is not always easy. There are a lot of ways cats can get skin infections, and they often stem from other skin problems, such as allergies. For example, fleas can cause skin allergies in cats, which can lead to skin infections. Cats’ tendency to get into scrapes with other cats and animals can also lead to infections caused by scratches or bites.

Whether it’s fleas, allergies, cuts, or bacteria that cause a skin infection, your veterinarian will need to do a thorough exam to determine its cause and how best to manage it.

Below are some products that Virbac has developed to aid in the management of skin infections in cats and reduce the signs they cause. 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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PYOBEN<sup>®</sup> Medicated Shampoo

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PYOBEN<sup>®</sup> Medicated Shampoo

PYOBEN® Medicated Shampoo

PYOBEN® Shampoo has antibacterial properties specifically formulated to aid in the topical treatment of deep cutaneous infections in dogs, cats and horses.

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Does PYOBEN® Shampoo have any age restrictions?

Virbac does not have any age restrictions for PYOBEN Shampoo.

What precautions are needed with PYOBEN Shampoo?

Wash hands and exposed skin after use.  The product contains benzoyl peroxide which MAY BLEACH FABRIC OR CARPET.


DERMACOOL<sup>®</sup> HC Spray

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DERMACOOL<sup>®</sup> HC Spray

DERMACOOL® HC Spray

DERMACOOL® HC Spray is a topical spray specifically formulated to aid in the temporary relief of inflammation and itching associated with common skin conditions in dogs and cats.

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Does DERMACOOL® HC Spray contain Witch Hazel?

The product contains Hamamelis extract which is commonly known as Witch Hazel.

Does DERMACOOL HC Spray contain alcohol?

Yes, DERMACOOL HC Spray contains alcohol.


PYOBEN<sup>®</sup> Gel

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PYOBEN<sup>®</sup> Gel

PYOBEN® Gel

PYOBEN® Gel is specifically formulated to aid in the topical management of deep cutaneous infections in dogs, cats and horses.

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What precautions are needed with PYOBEN Gel?

Wash hands and exposed skin after use.  The product contains benzoyl peroxide which MAY BLEACH FABRIC OR CARPET.


RESI KETOCHLOR<sup>®</sup> Leave-on Lotion

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RESI KETOCHLOR<sup>®</sup> Leave-on Lotion

RESI KETOCHLOR® Leave-on Lotion

RESI KETOCHLOR® Leave-On Lotion is formulated with anti-irritant and anti-adhesive properties and is designed to aid in the management of conditions responsive to ketoconazole or chlorhexidine. This lotion allows for ease of application and prolonged contact time of the ingredients with the skin and hair coat without rinsing. May be used on dogs, cats and horses.

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Does RESI KETOCHLOR® Leave-on Lotion have any age restrictions?

Virbac does not have any age restrictions for RESI KETOCHLOR Leave-on Lotion.


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.