2023/05/31 - Veterinary

Virbac is pleased to announce the addition of Pyoderm™ to their expert skincare and hygiene range. Containing 3% m/v Chlorhexidine, Pyoderm™ is a new anti-bacterial and anti-fungal dermatological shampoo for dogs and cats, to support the natural microbial balance of the skin whilst delivering gentle yet effective cleansing.

Pyoderm™ joins Virbac’s extensive range of dermatological and everyday care shampoos designed to clean, care, comfort and protect, regardless of the pet’s skin or coat type:

  • Allerderm™ Shampoo for Dry & Scaly Skin (formerly known as Sebocalm)
  • Allerderm™ Shampoo for Sensitive Skin (formerly known as Episoothe)
  • Allermyl™ Shampoo for Sensitive & Itchy Skin
  • Sebolytic™ Shampoo for Greasy, Scaly & Smelly Skin


The new and improved shampoo range is now also presented in larger 250ml eco-friendly bottles which are made from 100% recycled plastic and entirely recyclable packaging. The shampoos themselves also offer the benefit of biodegradable formulas.

The easy-to-use and enhanced packaging aims to make bath times easier for pet owners, thanks to a practical and ergonomic bottom-opening bottle which can be operated with a single hand and features a controlled release valve for easy dispensing.

‘The Virbac skin care and hygiene range has been trusted by vets worldwide for more than 35 years and we are delighted to add Pyoderm to the range’ said Chris Newark, Product Manager at Virbac. ‘The new and improved range offers the same advanced and trusted formulas, including our Skin Innovative Science (S-I-S) technology, whilst at the same time making them easier to use and kinder to the planet’.

S-I-S technology is a combination of two technologies working together to help maintain a healthy skin flora and improve skin vitality; Glycotechnology™ offers a combination of saccharides, known to decrease the attachment of some unwanted microorganisms to the skin1 and Defensin™ technology comes from two natural plant extracts (Boldo and Meadowsweet), that stimulate the natural skin barrier defence against unwanted microorganisms2.

1. McEwan N. et al. Monosaccharide inhibition of adherence by Pseudomonas aeruginosa to canine corneocytes. Vet Dermatol 2008, 19:221-225. 2. Santoro D. et al. Evaluation of the in vitro effect of Boldo and Meadowsweet plant extracts on the expression of antimicrobial peptides and inflammatory markers in canine keratinocytes. Res Vet Sci 2017, 115:255-262.