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.