What this means is that your Cocker Spaniel may develop seborrhea out of the blue, and there may be nothing systematically wrong with them that you can cure. This is our dilemma. When this happens all as you can do is treat the symptoms, usually this means using a certain type of shampoo regularly. We had been using Nizoral, which is a Ketoconazole, meaning that it kills the fungal infection. But it doesn’t do any more for the underlying sticky scale than any other shampoo would. Our vet had us switch to Sebolux, which is both Antiseborrheic and keratoplastic, meaning it also helps to remove the scales.
The first time we use the Sebolux, we could see a dramatic improvement in his skin compared to when we used the Nizoral. We could actually see and feel the scales just sloughing off of his skin and fur. We can see a dramatic difference in him since we have been using it. Prevously, you would find that while it would stop the growth temporarily, if you went more than a couple of weeks they would start to grow again, with the Sebolux you are actually removing the scales. We are hopeful that it will be completely cleared up in a month or so or weekly baths.
In some ways, the timing for this could not have been better as there is currently a shortage of Nizoral as they had some production issues and had to shut down the factory for a while apparently, and it is getting harder to find. If you have a dog with seborrhea I highly recommend you talk to your vet about Sebolux!
Pics of my Sandy Boy