“Exciting news - used one of the samples of Silvet Shampoo on a dog with resistant yeast and it CLEARED right up!!! He had been on three other therapies that DID NOT work!!! The owner also reported that he liked how well the shampoo lathered up”.
Dr. Selene Jones Resident of Dermatology
Michigan State School of Veterinary Medicine
September 21, 2019
Thank you for the sample of shampoo you left me a few weeks back. I wanted to provide some feedback on the Silvet Mint Shampoo. My dog Kodi who is a springer spaniel has horrible skin dermatitis, you had stopped in back in January I believe and I discussed with you how his skin was red and irritated and dry flakey spots. Since we started using the shampoo (which also smells amazing) his skin has cleared up significantly! Just wanted to give you a little feedback and say thank you again!
Have a Great Day!
Vyvian Gorbea, D.V.M., Ph.D.-Owner
Plymouth Veterinary Hospital, Inc. Plymouth, MI
"Malassezia Pachydermatis is a commensal of canines associated with several dermatologic disorders such as Malassezia dermatitis (MD). Consensus guidelines recommend topical and/or systemic treatment, but resistance to antifungals has been reported. The objective of this pilot study was to determine the efficacy of a 0.003% colloidal silver nanoparticle-based shampoo (Silvet; Nexderma, Bohemia, NY, USA) in the treatment of canine MD. Dogs were included based on compatible history, presentation, and at least one positive cytology. Dogs requiring systemic antibiotics or who had a history of MD without documented resolution were excluded. Use of other topical products or systemic antimicrobials were not permitted during treatment. Monthly preventatives, hypoallergenic diets, or immunotherapy were continued. Fourteen privately owned dogs (five pit bulls, four mixed breed dogs, two shih tzus, one cocker spaniel, one Doberman pinscher, one Yorkshire terrier,) were bathed every 48 hours for up to 28 days. Shampoo covered areas with MD for 5-10 minutes before rinsing.
The mean Malassezia organisms per 10 high power fields at each MD affected body area was recorded at days 0 and 14. Dogs positive on day 14 had cytologies performed on day 28. Eleven dogs (78.6%) were cytologically negative by day 28. Nine (81.8%) of these were negative by day 14. One dog (7.14%) had partial resolution (negative in 3/4 MD areas) by day 28. These results suggest that silver nanoparticle-based shampoo may be effective in the treatment of canine MD."
Selene Jones, DVM
Small Animal Dermatology Resident Allergy, Skin, and Ear Clinic for Pets Livonia, Michigan