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Help with Hibiscrub.

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by jill3, Jan 17, 2014.


  1. jill3

    jill3 PetForums VIP

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    I have just purchased some Hibibscrub for Ollie has he has got some acne under the chin.
    Could any one please help me with how to use it.
    I am assuming I have to dilute this but I don't know how much to water.
    I have bought some very soft tooth brushes to apply it with.
    Ollie is a red silver Tabby so I don't know being a red if there skin is more sensitive.
    Ollie is 9 months old.
     
  2. catcoonz

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    Hibiscrub you use one part hibiscrub to 3 parts warm water, I use a cotton wool ball as I have found a toothbrush alittle harsh. :)
     
  3. jill3

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    Thank you. I'm off to give it a go;)
     
  4. Lilylass

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    I use this a fair bit for Maisie's paws in the autumn (she's really bothered by harvest mites :() and it's great stuff used properly

    Dilute as CC suggests - I tend to do a bit less strong and dilute to at least 1 in 10 but she does will lick her paws a lot :(

    I have a stock of old face cloths that I use - they're soft so you can have a scrub without doing damage & the bonus is that you can wash (high temp) and re-use
     
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    Yes for paws I would dilute more but for under the chin 1 to 3 is fine, it will still work even if diluted more than this. :)
     
  6. jill3

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    I don't have to rinse it off then:confused:
     
  7. Paddypaws

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    I tend to dilute it quite a bit like Lilylass....so that I do not have to rinse it. (I do remember reading some study about it being toxic despite being used routinely in all veterinary applications/surgery.
    I used the cheapiest possible baby toothbrushes so they are really soft but just enough to have a slight scouring action on the chin.
    Some cats are just more prone to 'gravy chin', whether it is actually acne or not, or maybe we see it more on the paler ones.
    Paddy used to rather like his chin scrubs.:eek:
     
  8. MontyMaude

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    I found just dry brushing Maudey's chin with a very soft toothbrush sorted out her chin, changing to metal bowl cured it though.
     
  9. Kittenfostermummy

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    We prescribe hibi loads in work and also use it to scrub up pre surgery being a vets. On the label we state to dilute it to 1:100 and we don't use it very strong when disinfecting surgery sites so I would be worried about using it quite so strong
     
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    Yes, it is powerful stuff and only a tiny amount is needed
     
  11. carly87

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    1:100 is proba b bit weak though. 1:10 is the recommended dilution rate for using it as a disinfectant.
     
  12. buffie

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    Don't know how unusual this is but Meeko is allergic to Hibiscrub.
    The first time he had a blood sample taken he licked the wet fur and his mouth went red and very itchy poor lad I thought he was going to rip his face off :eek:
    He now has a warning on his file at the vets for future treatment.
     
  13. Russhelle

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    Hi everyone! I need your help. I've got a 7 years old pug who gets so stressed about our new comer baby girl. His fur is getting really bad, he had a mange when he was 3 months old and it lasted, as I remember, for a year to cure. His bet said it might come back and I think he's got it again. We went to the vet and spent already a fortune but no effect on his skin. His got patches, and it's getting quite bad. I purchased a hibiscrub because I read that it might help. As I know his skin, I'm scared to do it without any information from someone who has actually tried it with his loving pets. Would you please tell me how use it? Can I use it as his shampoo? Is the ratio 1:10 is ok? Should I wash it away with water after applying it or leave him dry with the hibiscrub? Please help. So desperate because I'm very worried. Thanks! xx
     
  14. Tigermoon

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    Surely for mange you need the correct shampoo to kill the mites.
     
  15. Claire pashley

    Claire pashley PetForums Newbie

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    I've just been prescribed hibiscus for my border collie and states 5ltr to 60.0 what does this mean?
     
  16. SusieRainbow

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    Do you mean Hibiscrub ? Not sure what the 5ltr to 60.0 means, can you send a screen shot or photo ?
     
  17. SbanR

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    I would ring the prescribing vet and ask for clarification
     
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  18. Claire pashley

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    I'll call the Vet, thank you
     
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