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Chlorhexidine is a chemical antiseptic effective on both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, particularly:

This product has shown to be superior to other topical antimicrobials such as benzoyl peroxide, and equal in efficacy to miconazole[1][2].

Chlorhexidine is usually available as surgical washes or shampoos for use in topical dermatitis, cellulitis and pyoderma, such as juvenile pyoderma.


  1. Mueller RS et al (2012) A review of topical therapy for skin infections with bacteria and yeast. Vet Dermatol 23(4):330-341
  2. Kloos I et al (2013) Residual antibacterial activity of dog hairs after therapy with antimicrobial shampoos. Vet Dermatol 24(2):250