What Is Animax Ointment Used for in Dogs?

by Jane Meggitt Google
    Your vet might prescribe Animax ointment to treat your dog's ear infection.

    Your vet might prescribe Animax ointment to treat your dog's ear infection.

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    Animax ointment fills the bill when you need medication for treating cuts and minor infections on your dog. One drawback -- it's only available by prescription, so receiving this product requires a vet visit. Animax ointment contains four active ingredients: neomycin sulfate, nystatin, triamcinolone acetonide and thiostrepton. Between them, they aid in combating bacteria, fungus, inflammation and severe itching.

    Animax for Dogs

    With its antibacterial, antifungal and steroid properties, Animax ointment is often prescribed to treat canine ear infections, anal gland issues and skin ailments. Pregnant or nursing dogs should not receive Animax, nor is it effective on abscesses or other deep dermal infections. If a dog's eardrum has ruptured, he should not receive Animax. Always consult an experienced vet regarding the health and treatment of your pet.

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    About the Author

    Jane Meggitt has been a writer for more than 20 years. In addition to reporting for a major newspaper chain, she has been published in "Horse News," "Suburban Classic," "Hoof Beats," "Equine Journal" and other publications. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from New York University and an Associate of Arts from the American Academy of Dramatics Arts, New York City.