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Ultimate Guide to Animax Ointment
Meet the Pet Dermatologic Antimicrobial: Animax Ointment!
Animax Ointment is an antimicrobial (antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory) ointment applied for treatment of dermatological disorders in dogs and cats. These conditions include dermatitis, otitis, and furuncles. Animax Ointment is a topical ointment given as much as required to give much needed epidermal relief to your pets.
What are the Animax Ointment active ingredients?
Nystatin, Neomycin Sulfate, Thiostrepton, and Triamcinolone Acetonide.
How does Animax Ointment's four active ingredients work together?
Animax Ointment is a topical medication that works against the bacterial skin infections in dogs and cats, such as eczema-related dermatitis, contact dermatitis, seborrheic (i.e., scalp) dermatitis, and helps manage parasite-borne dermatitis. The ointment fights against bacterial infections with the above four components.
Nystatin is an antifungal antibiotic that is a remedy against skin fungal infractions, such as those caused by yeast. Neomycin Sulfate has antimicrobial functions against bacterial and fungal infections within the body (e.g., treatment after bowel surgery or treatment in removing intestinal toxins for hepatic coma patients).
Thiostrepton is a highly effective antibiotic against gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial organisms in dermatologic disorders. Triamcinolone Acetonide is a corticosteroid that facilitates quick symptom relief and healing.
The antimicrobial and corticosteroid combination in Animax Ointment makes it an effective antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory prescribed for cats and dogs.
How is Animax Ointment administered?
Animax Ointment is administered to the affected area, whether skin or ears, as much as required. This means that a usual dosage can range from once daily, twice or thrice daily, once a week, or as often as required. Due to the severity of your pet's skin condition or when improvement is observed, a vet will prescribe the suitable dosage.
You will find specific administration instructions as well as safety requirements on the box. On the skin, clean the affected area and spread the ointment thinly. For the ears, clean the ear canal and apply three to five drops of the ointment. For glands or cysts, drain them before application. Wear gloves during or wash hands after application.
What are the precautions of which you should be aware?
Do not give to those dogs or cats who are/have:
- Pregnant or nursing
- Hypersensitive to any of the four ingredients
- Higher degree infections, abscesses, or deep wounds
- A ruptured eardrum
Animax Ointment is not to be used in ears until a veterinary inspection of the ear has been done. Animax Ointment is extremely allergic to eyes or areas around the eyes. One must have a prescription from a licensed veterinarian to use this product.
What are the potential side effects of which you should be aware?
Report to your veterinarian if any of the below side effects occur.
Weight gain may indicate that the steroids have been absorbed. Polydipsia (excessive thirst) and polyuria (increased urination) has been observed during corticosteroid use. Prolonged steroid therapy or dosage of the medication might contribute to Cushing's syndrome. Rare side effects are vomiting and (occasionally bloody) diarrhea.
Treatment must be discontinued immediately if the dog experiences hearing loss or dysfunction, or allergic reactions such as redness, irritation or swelling.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Animax Ointment for dogs versus cats?
No observed differences.
What is Animax Ointment?
Animax Ointment is an antimicrobial (antibacterial, antifungal, and antiinflammatory) ointment applied in treating dermatological disorders in dogs and cats. These include types of dermatitis, otitis (ear), and interdigital cysts (feet). Animax Ointment is a topical ointment given as much as required to give much needed epidermal relief to your pets.
What if my dog licks Animax Ointment?
If your dog licks Animax Ointment, it is not extremely toxic, and has been well tolerated. It is rare to cause an adverse undesirable reaction to the cat or dog's skin or soft tissue.
Can I try Triamcinolone for dogs?
Yes. One of Animax Ointment's active ingredients Triamcinolone is a prescription corticosteroid for dogs and cats that reduces inflammation in the body and is used to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and to treat a variety of diseases including allergies, autoimmune disorders and skin conditions.
What are the Animax dosage amounts that are available?
7.5 mL, 15 mL, and 30 mL applicator tubes (i.e., pipettes).
The most important thing that you should know about Animax Ointment is its antimicrobial power to treat a variety of dermatological disorders in and give epidermal relief to your dogs and cats.
DISCLAIMER: FDA law restricts Animax Ointment to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian for the best pet health care advice. As with all drugs, side effects may occur. Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427. This informative article is not meant to substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and professional advice from your veterinarian or other qualified professionals regarding a medical condition. Ask your veterinarian whether Animax Ointment is suitable for your dog. Follow dosage recommendations as prescribed by your licensed veterinarian, as the severity of your pets skin condition will dictate different medication amounts and other specifications.
Side Effects & Warnings
Since the ointment contains corticosteroids, it may cause severe thirst and urination in the animal when injected or when taken orally. Side effects include great thirst, increased urination, vomiting and diarrhea. If weight gain occurs, this may indicate that the medicinal steroids have been absorbed and should be reported to a veterinarian. If hearing loss occurs when used in otitis management, treatment should be discontinued immediately. Serious side effects can occur if used during pregnancy.
Prolonged dosage of medication might contribute to Cushing’s syndrome. Though reported to have occurred in rare instances, you cannot rule out the chances for vomiting and diarrhea. Temporary loss of hearing and reaction to neomycin are other related side effects to the medicine.
Do not use the medicine without prescription. As the ointment is a combination of four ingredients, it should not be used in animals that are hypersensitive to any one or all four of individual components. Animax ointment is not meant for higher degree infections or deep wounds. Neomycin may trigger allergy in certain cases; stop medication on encountering symptoms like redness, irritation and swelling. Animax is not to be used in ears, unless a veterinary inspection of the ear has been done. Ointment is extremely allergic to eyes or areas around the eyes, and the medication should be discontinued on instances when hearing loss is detected.
Triamcinolone acetonide, nystatin, thiostrepton, and neomycin sulfate, with a polyethylene and mineral oil base
Animax Ointment, a generic equivalent to Panalog, is a medication applied in treating dermatological disorders in animals. The antimicrobial and corticosteroid combination in the medicine makes it an effective antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory ointment prescribed for cats and dogs. The ointment also finds use in eczema related dermatitis, contact dermatitis and also supplements the management of parasite-borne dermatitis in animals. The therapeutic effects that the medication provides is due to the four active ingredients; Nystatin, Neomycin Sulfate, Thiostrepton and Triamcinolone Acetone. Nystatin is an antifungal antibiotic, which forms an active remedy against infections affecting the skin. Neomycin possesses antimicrobial functions and Thiostrepton is highly active against gram-positive organisms. Triamcinolone Acetone, a corticosteroid, helps in relieving the symptoms quickly and facilitates healing. The combined action of all four components works against the bacterial infections in animals.
To apply, clean the affected area and spread the ointment thinly. Wash your hands thoroughly after administering the cream or wear gloves during application. To administer to the ears, first make sure that the ear canal is clean and clear of foreign objects, and then apply 3-5 drops of Animax Ointment.
The dosage ranges from daily once or weekly once, to twice or thrice daily or as often as required, depending on the severity of infection. However, the dosage can be reduced as and when an improvement is registered.
Follow dosage recommendations as prescribed by your veterinarian, as the severity of your pets skin condition will dictate different medication amounts. Always drain infected glands or cysts before applying Animax ointment.
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