The Center for Veterinary Medicine of the FDA has released the warning
copied below concerning an unapproved pet shampoo which has been associated
with a death in a person using it to bathe a dog.
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Tom Beckett, DVM
Source of advisory:
FDA Issues Caution to Pet Owners with the Use of an Unapproved Pet Shampoo
May 13, 2011
The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is alerting pet owners to use
caution with the use of an unapproved animal drug product, Douxo
Seborrhea Shampoo (0.1% phytosphingosine), distributed by Sogeval
Laboratories, Inc. of Coppell, Texas after recently receiving a report
of the death of a woman associated with the use of the product on her dog.
The March adverse event report describes a woman with severe, preexisting
asthma who had a sudden, severe asthma attack and died
while bathing a dog using the product, Douxo Seborrhea Shampoo. A few days
later, another asthmatic family member bathed the dog using the
same product and experienced a mild asthma attack but recovered.
FDA is advising consumers with asthma or other respiratory conditions to
consider consulting with their physicians prior to use of this
FDA is currently investigating this serious issue and will provide
additional information as appropriate.
To report an adverse event involving the use of animal drug product,
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