COATEX® Medicated Shampoo

COATEX® Medicated Shampoo

COATEX® Medicated shampoo is a gentle yet effective shampoo for use in a variety of situations.

COATEX® has been recommended by vets and trusted by pet owners for over twenty years.

COATEX® Medicated shampoo has a pH neutral, soap free formulation making it gentle on the skin.

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Coatex Range

Coatex Medicated Shampoo is a gentle yet effective shampoo for use in a variety of situations under the guidance of a vet.

Our Coatex range consists of Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and shampoos to help keep your pet’s skin and coat in top condition. The Coatex range consists of three different products:

What Can Lead to Poor Coat Health?

Bacteria Build Up

Typically caused by infrequent washing which leads to an over-growth of bacteria that naturally live on the skin

Skin Complaints

One of the most common health problem in dogs

Coat Health

Sometimes dogs have a poor coat quality, which may be anything from mild thinning through to areas of hair loss

Fungal Growth

Usually caused by an over-growth of a type of yeast that naturally lives on the skin. Or fungal pathogens, such as ringworm

Signs of Poor Coat Health

There are many signs of potential coat health problems in dogs, some of which may lead to skin complaints.  The main ones to look out for are:

  • Dull coat
  • Dry or reddened skin
  • Scaly or flaky skin
  • Itchiness
  • Poor hair growth
  • Areas of red or moist skin

Why Should I See My Vet?

At VetPlus we believe vets are best placed to advise on the best course of action for your pet.

During playtime and when fussing your pet, feel their coat and look for any potential infection sites. You should also keep a close eye on your pet and if you see them itching, scratching or grooming more than normal, consult your vet immediately and ask them about Coatex Medicated Shampoo.

Usage Guidelines

We advise following the below guidelines on shampooing your pets to ensure the product is used effectively:

  1. Use cool water – To avoid upsetting your pet, use water at room temperature
  2. Apply an initial application – Gently massage the shampoo into your pets fur while continually adding water to aid dispersion. Continue until you see a generous lather
  3. Rinse thoroughly – Use room temperature water
  4. Apply a second application – Gently massage the shampoo into your pets fur
  5. Wait – Leave on the coat for five to ten minutes
  6. Final rinse – Thoroughly rinse off your pet, making sure to rinse around the ears and belly
  7. Dry properly – Have several warm dry towels ready to dry off your pet

When to use

COATEX® Medicated shampoo has many functions thanks to its following properties:

  1. Deodorising
  2. Deep Cleansing Action
  3. Gentle for routine use
  4. Neutral pH

Can I Use a Human Shampoo?

There are some stark differences between human skin and your pets skin, for example the cells in human skin are thicker than that of dogs and our cells regenerate at a faster rate. Because of this, a wider range of chemicals are often found in human shampoos than in those specially formulated for dogs. Speak to your vet for further guidance.


Contact the vet you purchased Coatex Medicated Shampoo from for guidance on the use of Coatex Medicated Shampoo for your pet. They’ll be able to provide specialised advice for your pet due to the records they keep. If you are unable to get the information you need from your vet, or if you bought Coatex Medicated Shampoo elsewhere, please contact us for assistance.

Next Steps

Our products are only available through veterinary practices. To find your closest vet practice stockist, please visit our Vet Search page.

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