Ear & Eye Care
Ear & Eye Medicine for Dogs to Treat Infections
If you suspect your dog has an eye or ear infection, you are not alone. These are the most common ailments your pet may contract. Canines with long floppy ears, those who love to swim or are prone to allergies, are likely to get ear infections. This is because yeast grows in warm moist environments making routine ear cleaning a must.
Bacterial conjunctivitis is another common infection your pup may get. If you notice discharge, redness, or see your canine squinting, rubbing or scratching their eyes, schedule an appointment with their veterinarian. A licensed professional will help you come up with a treatment plan and prescribe the right eye and ear medicine for dogs. Keep reading to learn about the different medications available.
How to Treat a Dog Ear Infection?
Your dog's ears can become infected from excessive hair, moisture, or even mites. It is important to give them medicine early on to help remedy the problem before it gets worse. You'll find a bevy of ear medicine at Petco, including Tresaderm, Mometamax, and Otomax for dogs. Here is a breakdown of each medication and how they treat ear infections:
Mometamax: A combination ear medicine for dogs that soothes inflammation and infections with three active ingredients—gentamicin, mometasone, and clotrimazole. The antibiotic, gentamicin, kills bacteria while the corticosteroid, mometasone, relieves inflammation, and the antifungal agent, clotrimazole, stops the growth of yeast. Mometamax for dogs is available in a dropper bottle with long tips for easy administration.
Otomax: A combination steroid, antibacterial, and antifungal ear medication that remedies inflammation, bacterial and yeast infections. Available as an ointment, Otomax for dogs contains gentamicin (an antibiotic), betamethasone (a corticosteroid), and clotrimazole (an antifungal).
Tresaderm: Combination ear and skin topical drops that relieve inflammation as well as bacterial and fungal infections in dogs and cats. The three active ingredients thiabendazole, dexamethasone and neomycin work to soothe swelling, kill bacteria and stop the growth of fungus.
How to Treat Glaucoma & Conjunctivitis in Dogs?
It hurts to see your canine’s eyes red and swollen. If the cause of their irritation is from a prevalence of pollen, then you'll find dog eye ointments that help reduce itchy or dry oculars. For more serious ailments, you'll find dog eye medicine that helps combat KCS or glaucoma symptoms. Learn more about the prescription dog eye care at Petco and what each medication treats:
Dorzolamide: An eye drop solution that treats glaucoma in dogs and cats. It works by reducing fluid within the eye to decrease pressure in the eyeball.
Neo-poly-dex: A combination antibiotic made up of neomycin and polymyxin B that treats inflammation and eye infections. Neo-poly-dex for dogs kills and stops the growth of bacteria while the corticosteroid, dexamethasone, blocks the production of substances that trigger inflammation. This medication is available in both topical drop and ointment form for dogs and cats.
Optimmune: An eye ointment that relieves KCS or dry eye but can also be prescribed to help control inflammation caused by chronic superficial keratitis (CSK). Optimmune for dogs helps decrease swelling while increasing the amount of tear production in the eye.
Vetropolycin: A combination antibiotic containing neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin. It prevents eye infections by killing bacteria in and around the eye. Vetropolycin comes as an easy-to-apply ointment for dogs and cats.
How Do I Order Prescription Eye and Ear Medicine for Dogs?
Help get your pup seeing and hearing clearly again with Petco's selection of eye and ear medicine for dogs. When you’re ready to order add the item to your cart, fill in your pet and veterinarian’s information, and Petco will handle getting the prescription.