I don’t want to use steroids on my dogs. Does Dermacton contain steroids?
No. Dermacton does not contain steroids or drugs of any kind, and only contains high quality natural ingredients. It is also very skin conditioning, and doesn’t contain any petroleum ingredients.
Which should I use, the Dermacton Spray or the Dermacton Cream?
Dermacton Spray is best for longer haired dogs, where applying the cream may be difficult. If you can see patches of skin and redness, the Dermacton Cream may be used.
Could the cream irritate my dogs sensitive skin?
Dermacton is entirely natural and has been specially developed to be as hypoallergenic as possible even for dogs with sensitive skin. Having said this, although unlikely, it is possible rarely for a dog to be sensitive to even natural ingredients, therefore we do always recommend performing a DOUBLE PATCH TEST prior to first use (see below). Dermacton is for external use only on dogs, it is not for use in or on eyes, inner ears, genitals or any area with mucus membranes. These products are NOT recommended for use on animals other than dogs.
How do I apply the cream or spray, and how often?
We advise that the cream or spray is applied up to 3 times a day as required. Ensure that when you apply the cream you gently rub it in until it is fully absorbed. If you are using the spray, also gently rub it into the affected areas after spraying – ideally apply it before your dog is distracted such as: just prior to a walk, play or feeding. This ensures that the cream or spray has chance to start working and soothe the irritation and itching, which in turn will deter your dog from further licking, by helping to break the itch-lick cycle.
Can the cream or spray be used on broken skin?
Yes, Dermacton is safe to use on sore or broken skin (after double patch testing – see below). It will soothe and promote rapid natural regeneration of healthy skin tissue. If however your dog has an actual wound, we would recommend using our Ultrasalve wound product for the fastest healing.
What if my dog tries to lick it off?
The cream or spray will not harm your dog, however obviously you need to stop your dog licking as much as possible so that the Dermacton stays on and does its work. The ingredients in the Dermacton will naturally deter many dogs from licking, however if your dog is a persistent licker it is useful to apply the cream or spray prior to them being distracted such as prior to a walk, play or feeding.
What if it doesn’t help my dog?
Dermacton has been hugely successful in helping many dogs with persistent skin problems. However we do understand that each dog is individual and there are a multitude of different skin problems, therefore we offer a 100% money back guarantee on this cost of the product and will refund in full (minus shipping & handling) if you are not delighted with the results. See the guarantee here.
Can it be used on other animals?
This product has been developed and tested specifically for use on dogs only, and therefore we do not recommend that it be used on other animals.
How to Double Patch Test
To ensure that your dog isn’t sensitive to the cream or spray; First choose an area on your dog where there is as little hair as possible, and where the skin is normal. Apply a small amount of cream or spray and observe over 24 hours. If there is any sign of reaction (ie, redness or irritation), avoid using any more of the product, and contact us regarding a refund on the product price. The skin will return to normal in a couple of days. If after 24 hours there is no sign of any reaction, repeat the test, over the next 24 hours. After this time it safe to use on any irritated or sore skin.