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Dechra Mal-A-Ket Shampoo for Dogs, Cats and Horses (1 Gallon)

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Dechra Mal-A-Ket Shampoo (1 Gallon) is a unique, pleasant-smelling, antifungal, antibacterial, deodorizing, degreasing shampoo. Contains 1% ketoconazole (antifungal) and 2% chlorhexidine (antimicrobial) with 2% acetic acid.

Acetic acid potentiates and stabilizes the ketoconazole and has primary antimicrobial, antifungal properties, as well as excellent degreasing, cleansing and coat-conditioning qualities. This potent combination has a wider antibacterial activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive organisms.

  • 1% ketoconazole and 2% chlorhexidine with 2% acetic acid
  • Acetic acid (AA) potentiates and stabilizes the ketoconazole
  • 2% AA has primary antimicrobial, antifungal properties, as well as excellent degreasing, cleansing and coat conditioning qualities.
  • Ketoconazole has excellent antifungal properties
  • Chlorhexidine has potent antimicrobial functions: combined with AA, it has a wider antibacterial activity against gram negative and gram positive organisms
  • A unique, pleasant smelling, antifungal, antibacterial, deodorizing, degreasing shampoo
  • Manufactured using GMP, and the highest quality ingredients
  • Available in 8 oz. and gallon sizes, 12 per case
  • Available in 1 ounce pouch packed 60 to a case
  • Ingredients

    Active Ingredients: 2% chlorhexidene gluconate, 2% acetic acid, 1% ketoconazole

    Also contains: Lauramine oxide, cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, tetrasodium EDTA, fragrance

    Useful Information

    Shake Well. APply to we t coat, rub onto skin and haricoat to create a rich lather. Allow shampoo to remain on skin and coat for 5-10 minutes. Rinse well. Use initially 2-4 times per week for 4 weeks. then reduce to once per week or as directed by veterinarian.

    CAUTION: For topical use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If skin irritation develops or increases, stop use and call your veterinarian. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Wash hands after use.

    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    38 Reviews
    82% (31)
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    97% Recommend this product (37 of 38 responses)
    By Laurie
    Temecula, CA
    Amazing Results
    June 28, 2023
    This is the only shampoo that I’ve have found that helps with my Golden Retriever’s skin allergies. It cleans him well, keeps skin irritations to a minimum and saves me from repeated visits to the vet for antibiotics or allergy shots. Everyone I have recommended this product to loves it!
    • Cleans well, heals minor skin irritation, smells fresh and clean
    • Very expensive
    By JAMES R.
    My groomer has been using Mal-A-Ket
    February 13, 2020
    My Akita Has been getting baths with Mal-A-Ket , and he has had great results. The order took much longer than expected, but an apology was made and the order was rushed.
    By DogMan
    Abingdon. VA
    Great Shampoo
    April 8, 2019
    Been using this for 7+ years...A great shampoo for skin problem dog.
    By Guest
    Good product
    November 5, 2018
    Comparable to Malaseb. Comes with a dispenser that makes it easy to use.
    By Happy D.
    Dog Groomer Recommended
    May 7, 2018
    Our dog groomer only uses this shampoo and recommended we use it, too. It is the best for the dogs skin and fur. Makes them smell great, too.
    • Great for the dogs skin and fur
    • Expensive but worth it
    By felinelover000
    Stuart, Fl
    Great shampoo
    April 10, 2018
    You won't be sorry making this purchase. If you have either dogs and/or cats with skin issues, this is the shampoo for them. I know you look at the price and think to yourself this shampoo is rather pricey. It is, but it does the job. If you think about all the other shampoo you've bought, trips to the vet, I guarantee you have spent more and you pet is still totally miserable. I'm not advocating that your pet should not be taken to the vet, but I would check with your vet to see if this shampoo would help alleviate some of the issues your pet is experiencing. Follow directions carefully and let your vet determine how often to bathe initially then maintenance bathing.
    By dodiebo
    Ripley, Mississippi
    Great Product!!!
    April 13, 2017
    Love this stuff for my fur baby!!! Great price and super fast shipping!!!!!
    By Dianne
    North Carolina
    Well worth the money!
    January 5, 2017
    My Cocker Spaniel has a skin condition that requires special care. My vet recommended this product for her skin care. Not only does this shampoo help her skin, but it leaves her fur shiny and clean, and helps kill the odor from the skin condition. I would definitely recommend this shampoo for all dogs, not just those with a skin problem.
    By Bojo
    Central Florida
    Great Product
    October 29, 2016
    The Mal-A-Ket shampoo came recommended to me, by my Vet. This product has worked great for the skin care of my Shepard, and I would recommend it to others as well.
    By Tiffany
    Spokane, WA
    Great stuff
    June 1, 2016
    Had to find a replacement. This stuff is awesome. Smells pretty good and made my dog not so itchy. Did the month of multiple baths and now on to the once a month. Great stuff. The gallon is going to last a lifetime but way better than the tiny bottle that wouldn't have lasted the month of 2 baths a week.
    By TessaB
    Birmingham, AL
    Great Shampoo
    March 7, 2016
    My basset hound had skin allergy issues. The dermatologist recommended Mal-a-Ket shampoo and it has pretty much cleared her skin up - with no flareups for almost 2 years now! She's a therapy dog, so she bathes at least once a week - it leaves her soft and smelling very nice. I now use it on my other basset hound, too.
    By Maryland
    Same product, less expensive than Vet's office
    March 3, 2016
    Works great. My dog has skin issues - yeast infections on her back, scratches and licks her "armpits" and stomach to the point where it is raw and has lost all hair in the area, however these aren't hot spots. This shampoo seems to melt away the patches of dry, yeasty skin and the build up of saliva easily. Same product as the Vet recommended, but in much greater quantity (that little bottle is gone in no time with a short-coated collie) and a better price.
    By Terry
    August 19, 2015
    It works wonders for our Golden Retriever's allergies. And it leaves him soft and smelling great.
    Melbourne, Florida
    June 24, 2015
    I use this product on my chocolate lab who has a skin condition. it works wonders on his skin. no more flaky skin I also use it on my other dog too, it really smells nice. She doesn't have a skin condition but it make s her smell really good. A great product.
    By SCS
    Singapore. Singapore
    worth every penny
    June 16, 2015
    Mal-A-Ket Shampoo (1 Gallon) has been the only shampoo my elderly 17 year old Lab/ Shepherd mix has been able to tolerate for the last three years. Each year, I make sure to order it whilst I am visiting the States as it is expensive and not easily available in SIngapore. It flies home with me in checked luggage. It keeps him comfortable and allergy free in Singapore's tropical heat, and that for me, is one way I can enable this lovable, loyal (rescued)dog to have a decent quality of life for whatever time he has left with us.
    By Karen K.
    Bucks County, PA
    March 29, 2015
    This is great for my English Bulldog Buster who tends to get a little yeasty from time to time. Works great !
    By Lu
    Best shampoo for dogs with sensitive skin
    March 21, 2015
    I am so happy that my order arrived just in time for my dogs' next bath. I had ran out of Mal-A-Ket shampoo about two months before and because I could not find Mal-A-Ket in smaller size, had to rely on a recommended-over-the-counter shampoo. Very bad decision. Sadly my big dog's skin was suffering (dry, flaky, smelly). Now, three baths later, all conditions have complete receded (she continues on grainless dog food or products). Her coat shines, smells great, is very soft and smooth. Her bed and bedding do not have bad odors at all. She is a happy dog once again. The purchase is well worth the price and I know that it is not only because of the Chlorhexidine and Ketoconazole but also the base in which these are mixed. I definitely highly recommend this product to everyone that has dogs and likes to share space with them in the house. Because I have a large dog, the smaller size will not be sufficient as I do not want to run out again. My dogs are too precious to put through another test with some other shampoo. Thank you for sending the gallon very well wrapped--no leaks, full to capacity, soon/as promised, and without charges for shipping.
    By Bdennis
    Mal-A-Ket Shampoo
    January 28, 2015
    I really like this shampoo! I have a 9 year old bulldog with yeasty skin. After 2 baths his skin is showing less redness. I'm hoping this will keep his skin looking good.
    By Gracy G.
    Pasadena, CA
    Effective against Yeast
    September 16, 2014
    Our vet recommended a medicated shampoo for skin yeast elimination and we selected Mal-A-Ket. We used is every third day to start and now are using it once a week. Our Golden's skin yeast issue is gone and she is much happier (no itching).

    The gallon size is great and much more economic than the smaller size.
    By Tami
    Try smaller size first
    August 16, 2014
    I have cat that has had problems with ringworm on and off for years- this is because he is also highly allergic to many things (can't get shots or use topical flea preventatives) and gets reinfected if he's put on steroids or antibiotics. I have used similar shampoos in the past with no problems, but with this one he has a bad skin reaction to if I use it. I don't know if it just because of how reactive he is to topical things or if this shampoo is harsher than others.
    By vistadorada
    Weilburg, Germany
    Best shampoo we have ever used
    August 4, 2014
    Our dog bella had a lot of skin problems. Now, since w use mal a ket, the problems are gone. I clean her once a week. The shampoo has to stay 2X10 minutes at the skin - than it works! Thanks for such a good product.
    By vs
    Best for skin problem
    May 29, 2014
    I have tried several shampoos for my dog who is suffering from skin allergies. Nothing works but this shampoo I see an improvement.
    By Big M.
    Best For The Money $$
    December 10, 2013
    I use this on my large Newf. The active ingredients are a big help with skin issues.
    The dog is left with a clean refreshing smell, and a soft ,shiny coat.
    Mal-A-Ket is expensive, but probably the best shampoo in its class for the money.
    By DarMar
    Manitoba, Canada
    Money well spent...
    December 2, 2013
    We call this our miracle shampoo and was recommended by our local vet. Twice weekly use of this product has allowed us to control a severe skin fungus that developed with an eleven year old Westhighland breed with numerous allergies. Being able to buy it in the one gallon size makes this necessary shampoo much more affordable.
    By Sadie's M.
    Thank you for reasonable pricing!
    October 11, 2013
    Our pet's dermatologist recommended this shampoo because of serious allergies - she is bathed weekly and gets injections every 3 weeks. This is the only shampoo that keeps her comfortable - smells great and is such a great option to buy in the gallon size! thank you!!
    By Bears_Mom
    Roswell, GA
    Good Value
    September 25, 2013
    Our dogs' dermatologist recommended this product for one of our dogs because of allergies. While it has a strong smell out of the bottle, it has a nice fragrance after the bath especially when you consider it is medicated. This bottle is a bargain when you consider the price of an eight-ounce bottle. Our dog must be bathed every one to two weeks, so we are glad this product is available.
    By Gil
    New Brunswick Canada
    Awesome shampoo
    July 21, 2013
    This shampoo works so well on our dog's skin problem. Please do not stop getting the gallon size and thank you for shipping to Canada.
    By Lee
    Sharon, MA
    Great product for a good rate
    June 10, 2013
    This product actually works better and longer than higher priced products I have used for lesion control.
    By Ken H.
    Great product
    April 17, 2013
    Since using this shampoo, my cocker spaniel has not had one single outbreak. I was him weekly and would recommend that as well.
    By MybabyRocco
    March 11, 2013
    Its excelent shampoo, it has help my english bulldog condition

    Questions and Answers

    1 Question & 1 Answer
    April 1, 2019
    i want to buy Dechra Mal-A-Ket Shampoo (1 Gallon) and ship to hong kong , but i cant checkout because hong kong do not have zip code **Shipping Options Please enter your zip code and click else where to see available shipping methods
    1 Answer
    Hi Jeff, please call our customer service at 1-800-889-8967 and they will be able to help you with the shipping questions that you have.
    Submitted by: EntirelyPets on April 26, 2019

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