ZYMOX® Shampoo contains a unique combination of 3 enzymes that helps destroy bacteria and fungi that cause skin infections:
Lactoperoxidase A known milk peroxidase which when combined together with hydrogen peroxide, thiocyanate and/or iodide produce a potent antibacterial system known as the Lactoperoxidase System. The hypohalous ions produced are either the hypothiocyanate ion or the hypoiodite ion. Both are bactericidal substances. Hypoiodite is also a known fungicidal agent. The antibacterial property of the Lactoperoxidase System is based upon inhabitation of vital bacterial metabolic enzymes brought on by their oxidation by hypothiocyanate or hypoiodite.
LysozymeAn enzyme present in milk and egg whites.
Lysozyme kills bacteria by disrupting the formation of a glycosidic bond between the two components of peptidoglycan, a constituent of the bacterial cell wall.
Lysozyme is effective against a number of bacteria including Escherichia coli and Salmonellae.
Lactoferrin An iron binding protein. It is found naturally in cow and human milk, tears, saliva, seminal fluid and in some white blood cells.
Lactoferrin is only partially saturated with iron (5 to 30 percent) so it has a high affinity towards iron.
Lactoferrin is bacteristatic against a wide range of microorganisms including gram-negative (coliforms) and gram-positive (staphylcoccus) bacteria.
Lactoferrin has the potential to inhibit the growth of bacteria and kill them by depriving them of iron, which is vital for bacterial growth.
Conclusion Antimicrobial proteins and enzymes naturally present in milk have the ability to kill and inhibit a broad spectrum of bacteria, viruses and fungi. This system is suitable for a variety of veterinary uses.
Antibacterial and Antifungal
100% safe if ingested
Pure and gentle enough for all breeds, sizes, puppies and kittens
Contains natural milk derived enzymes
Contains no harsh detergents, pesticides, colorings or residual petroleum products
Helps maintain a healthy skin and coat.
ZYMOX® Shampoo directions: • Wet fur and skin thoroughly • Apply shampoo to fur, lather and gently massage into scalp • Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water; shampoo again if necessary • Let animal shake dry or lightly pat dry with towel • Follow with Zymox rinse