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Tresaderm - Antimicrobial Solution For Dogs & Cats

Dog Ears Medication

Dog ears come in many shapes and sizes, from cute pointy triangles to big floppy drop ears. While they may be fun to scratch and play with, your pet’s ears are also the ideal breeding ground for bacteria and pests. Keep your dog and cat healthy and prevent troublesome infections that can cause discomfort and itchiness throughout the day with Tresaderm.

Tresaderm pet ear medication is effective against certain types of bacteria and skin inflammations common in dogs and cats. This ear dermatological solution is used to clear up several skin disorders within an animal’s ears, such as many forms of dermatoses caused by bacteria. Tresaderm can be used to treat both acute and chronic forms of skin disorders and is also effective at flushing out ear mites and other pests caused by Otodectes cynotis.

Tresaderm is not sold over the counter and is only available to licensed veterinarians and pharmacies. However, that doesn't mean we can't provide you with more information about this product.

How Does Tresaderm Work?
Tresaderm is made from three primary active ingredients:

  1. Thiabendazole: An effective agent against dermatophytes, a fungus that can cause superficial infections.
  2. Dexamethasone: A synthetic adrenocortical steroid that inhibits the reaction of connective tissue to injury and suppresses the classic inflammatory manifestations of skin disease.
  3. Neomycin: An antibacterial agent against both gram-negative and gram-positive pathogens.

Tresaderm is intended for use on cats and dogs and should be applied topically. It is highly effective on ear mites, inflammation, and ear infections. Simply use the nozzle of the bottle to safely apply a few drops into the pet’s ear canal twice a day. Dosage can vary based on the severity and size of the afflicted area; however, it is recommended to apply 5-15 drops twice a day. You should begin to see results within the first two days, and the maximum recommended duration of administration for Tresaderm is seven days.

Side Effects of Tresaderm
On rare occasions, dogs may be sensitive to neomycin, resulting in erythema of the treated area, which may last for 24 to 48 hours. Transient discomfort may also be noticed when the drug is applied to fissured or denuded areas. The expression of pain may last two to five minutes. Application of Tresaderm should be limited to periods not longer than one week. Avoid contact with eyes, and Tresaderm should be kept out of reach of children.

Alternative Pet Ear Treatments

Zymox: Zymox Plus Otic Enzymatic Solution is an advanced formula for the management of resistant ear infections in dogs and cats caused by harmful microbes that form complex biofilm. It is effective against Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus aureus, Coagulase-negative, staphylococci, and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Unlike Tresaderm, Zymox can be applied daily for five to 14 days and is safe for extended use for persistent cases. Zymox does not require you to clean your pet’s ears before applying and may need to be reapplied if it is washed off with water. Zymox may not be as powerful as Tresadermor treat as many ear problems, but it is available over the counter.

Eradimite: Eradimite Ear Mite Solution is specifically for eradicating ear mites in dogs, cats, and even rabbits. It is also effective at removing additional ear wax buildup and is available over the counter.

Simply apply 10 drops to each ear and massage the base of the ear for a few minutes to assist penetration of the ear wax by the solution. Allow the pet to shake its head, and wipe the excess solution from the ear with cotton. Repeat every two days until the condition has cleared up or as directed by your vet. As a preventative treatment, apply this solution every 15 days to reduce ear mite and ear tick infestation and ear wax accumulation. Do not use Eradimite on dogs, cats, or rabbits under 12 weeks of age.