Otomax Ointment - Dog Ear Infection Medication | PetCareRx
can I buy ear mite medication from the pet store to treat my dog's ear infection?
Never use outdated medications from past ear infections. Clean off the tips of medications if they touch your pet’s ear when applying it. Otherwise, some bacteria may remain and reinfect the ear, especially if it is a resistant strain of bacteria.
One of the worst things you can do for your pet is to keep applying ear drops and ignore the underlying causes involved. Ear medications are obviously helpful in treating the infection, but improper overuse will ultimately lead to the development of resistant and/or chronic ear infections.
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Natural remedies for ear infections are a safer alternative to many ear medications because some medications may increase the risk of hearing loss in pets. Our veterinarian Dr. Dym recommends Zymox which contains a natural enzyme to help clear up ear infections. Dr. Dym says, "To help prevent ear infections, it's important to clean your pet's ears regularly with an ear cleanser. When your pet has an ear infection that is itchy, treat it with for 7-14 days and then wait 2-3 days before cleaning your pet's ears or using another ear medication. If the condition worsens, see your veterinarian immediately." Mometamax Otic Suspension is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in dogs only. It is available in 15 gm plastic dropper bottles. Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your veterinarian, even if the pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed. Shake well before use. The usual dose for dogs weighing less than 30 lbs is place 4 drops into the ear canal once a day. For dogs weighing 30 lbs or more, place 8 drops into the ear canal once a day. Therapy should continue for 7 consecutive days. Avoid getting this medication in the pet's eyes, nose or mouth.The following prescription antibiotics benefit pets with bacterial ear infections (otitis) but are not safe unless the eardrum is intact: gentamycin ( and ), tobramycin, amikacin, neomycin () and polymixin B. Some pets are allergic to antibiotics, especially to topical neomycin; if your pet's ear becomes worse with antibiotic treatment, stop the medication and call your veterinarian. One of the best ways of treating an ear infection that is caused by bacteria is with ear drops. Medicated ear drops will contain a type of antibiotic that is designed to get rid of the bacteria in your pet's ear. You'll generally need to apply a few drops of the medicine directly to your pet's ear twice per day. Your vet can give you instructions on how many drops should be administered at once, as well as on how to provide the medicine to your pet in such a way that you ensure that the medicine is reaching the infection and working properly.