Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Hot Spot & Itch Relief Shampoo

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  • This shampoo promotes a healthy skin and coat for pets with hot spots commonly caused by allergies, insect bites and dirty, matted or wet coats.
  • Made with high-quality ingredients that help calm the skin, this pet shampoo works fast to soothe and prevent compulsive licking and scratching.
  • Paraben-, soap- and dye-free, this pH-balanced shampoo is made with oatmeal and aloe vera to help maintain moisture and nourish your pet’s skin.
  • Ideal for cats and dogs ages 12 weeks and older.
  • Paw-rents and pets can enjoy the pleasant scent.

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About Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Medicated Grooming

Vet-Strength Skin Care

Veterinary Formula Clinical Care makes vet-strength medicated shampoos, conditioners, sprays and drops to remedy many of your pet’s dermatological concerns. From dandruff to hot spots, itch relief to ear therapy, there’s a product for your pet’s needs. Each one provides much-needed relief, and they can help your pet get clean and deodorized, too!

Superior Quality Grooming

All Veterinary Formula Clinical Care skin care solutions are paraben-free. These over-the-counter formulas contain high quality ingredients that help you care for your pet and keep him clean and smelling fresh!

Veterinarian-Recommended Ingredients

Through extensive research and development, Veterinary Formula Clinical Care has formulated paraben-free, medicated products with veterinarian-recommended ingredients that help relieve, heal and soothe. Potent active ingredients like benzethonium chloride and ketoconazole help provide fast relief, while wholesome aloe and lanolin help gently heal and soothe skin. These high-quality formulas are ideal for a range of skin and coat conditions and disorders.

The Antiseptic & Antifungal Medicated Shampoo

VFCC Antiseptic & Antifungal Medicated Shampoo helps relieve fungal and bacterial infections like dermatitis and pyoderma caused by cuts, wounds, hyperthyroidism and/or allergies to fleas or foods. If you see redness, malodorous discharge from lesions, darkening skin patches, itchiness, pustules, hair loss, greasiness or scaly skin, your pet may have one of these common conditions. Formulated for dogs and cats, this medicated shampoo helps deodorize, too!

Powerful, Active Ingredients

Benzethonium Chloride

Helps provide fast relief while fighting against bacteria and fungi.


A potent ingredient that helps combat fungal and yeast infections.

Aloe Vera

Provides soothing relief and promotes healing.


Moisturizes skin to reduce itching and flaking.

Results for Happier Pets

Complete the Routine

For best results, pair the Antiseptic & Antifungal Shampoo with Antiseptic & Antifungal Spray. The shampoo formula is pH balanced for your pet’s sensitive skin—unlike human shampoos, which have a lower pH that can be unsafe or irritating for your pet.

Soap-Free & Premium Grade

All Veterinary Formula Clinical Care formulas are paraben-free to promote the safety, health and well-being of your pet. Only gentle, naturally derived cleansers go into these products, with no harsh soaps or damaging detergents. They’re also compatible with topical flea and tick treatments, so you won’t have to worry about washing them away.

About Veterinary Formula Clinical Care

Veterinary Formula Clinical Care is manufactured in the USA by Synergy Labs in North Carolina. For over 20 years, Synergy Labs has created premium pet care products pet parents can rely on. They promote animal welfare not just through their products, but through support and donations to community events and fundraisers for animal organizations.

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Questions & Answers

27 Customer Questions

My dog has a rash on her belly and gets some bald spots will this help her
Answer by ChewyMar 11, 2018
The Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Hot Spot & Itch Relief Shampoo relieves skin conditions while rebuilding the epidermal layer of skin and reduce itching, redness and swelling.

How long in between baths does the lidocaine and other ingredients relieve itching and other symptoms for?
Answer by ChewyFeb 07, 2019
The lidocaine and hydro-cortisone provide quick relief to affected areas and help reduce the urge to itch, bite, or gnaw at affected areas. This will continue to relieve itching between baths.

what does the scent smell like?
Answer by ChewyNov 28, 2019
This shampoo has a citrus scent similar to grapefruit.

Hi! Can I use a spray for hot spot on my dog face?
Answer by ChewyJun 14, 2019
This shampoo relieves skin conditions and hot spots. Common causes are weakened immune system, allergies and insect bites. The eye should be avoided.

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152 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Christine on Sep 11, 2023

It works

This product provides relief from hot spots. My puppy’s fur was very soft after shampooing and did not have any overpowering chemical smell.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nacho on Apr 17, 2023

Hot Spot Itch Shampoo

Works great. My owner Cathy gave me a bath and now my skin doesn’t itch. Thank you Chewy.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By itching on Oct 23, 2022

shampoo for itching

I was excited to get the shampoo for my dog. His fur felt stiff when I got done shampooing and rinsing well and he still itching didn’t seem to calm his itch at all. Who scratching himself as much as ever.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mojo on Oct 22, 2022

Itchy skin

While I only used this one time so far it did seem to calm down my pets itchy skin. He always has allergy issues this time of year. Hoping this shampoo will help in the future. It left his fur soft.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Xenas1Auntie on Oct 6, 2022

Product works!

We are trying hard not to continue to use foreign substance, such as the Cytopoint injections for our furbaby. My niece, the owner and I began searching for relief and came across this product and read the reviews.. It really works!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mags on Sep 17, 2022

Fantastic product!!

Our big guy has had issues with overactive skin bacteria, causing him to itch constantly trip to vet resulted in antibiotic, worked for a short period of time. This shampoo made a 100% improvement after three baths with it in a weeks time. Highly recommend!!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Nell on Nov 29, 2022

Smells Great

Smells good and cleans well. Not sure if it helps itchy skin though. Will use but will probably not buy again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ABRCO on Oct 21, 2022

Great Product

Love this shampoo for my pup! He has sensitive skin - and although it is not a cure - is does sooth his hotspot. His fur also feels nice and soft after he is bathed.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By NanaDee on Aug 20, 2022

Try it maybe it will work for you too

Veterinary Clinical Care Shampoo takes care of all the itches I have 4 inside small dogs that sometimes get itchy. Yah never know why you can guess at it all night, so I tried this a few years back and it works great. This works great and is strong enough.... yet mild.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Riften on Aug 13, 2022

Works well for dry itchy skin

I really like this shampoo for my short haired little pup. It helped with his itchiness and dandruff. I was worried it would be too scented but it really doesn’t have much of a scent after he’s dry which I really like. His coat is smooth and shiny, I’d buy this again.