So I have decided to try an anti-fungal shampoo for Iorek's itching to see if that will help. Since I live so far from my vet I called them to see if they could put a bottle of the shampoo aside and I would get my friend to drop in and get it since he goes to school in that city and comes home here every weekend.
The vet said that I didn't need to get the shampoo from them because it would do the same thing as Nizoral shampoo that you can get at any pharmacy. So, I went to the pharmacy and bought a 120 ml (4 oz) bottle of Nizoral for $17.50!! Ouch! That will be about 2 maybe 3 baths. That is not acceptable since the vet told me to wash him 3-5 times a week with it!
So, I called the vet again today to see if I could buy the shampoo from them since the price is so different (about $18 for 475 ml [16 oz] at the vet) but the vet said that I don't even need to do that. I can just get either Head and Shoulders Intensive Treatment shampoo or Selsun Blue. Both of these shampoos have selenium sulfide as an active ingredient. The Nizoral has ketoconazole which is the same as the oral Rx that Iorek just had.
I have a small bottle of the Nizoral and I will try that first. Then I was thinking I would try the Head and Shoulders.
Does anyone have any experience with this? The shampoo at the vet was called Canadian Medicated or something like that. What do you think? Should I try the Head and Shoulders or should I just get the one from the vet? I don't actually know what the shampoo from the vet has in it. The vet said that the shampoo there is not superior to the H & S or the Selsun Blue.
Have I mentioned lately that I hate being so far from the vet?!?