Panalog ointment can be used on both cats and dogs. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions that affect the ears or the skin and are caused by bacteria or allergies.
There are several ingredients in panalog ointment, such as neomycin and thiostrepton, which are antibiotics. It also contains nystatin, which is an anti-fungal medication, as well as triamcinolone to help fight itching and inflammation.
How Does the Ointment Work?
Specific ingredients in the ointment work together to attack symptoms. For example, the nystatin will attack a yeast infection while the antibiotics fight the infection. Meanwhile, the anti-inflammatory medications will reduce itching and irritation.
For the ears, panalog ointment is often used to treat a yeast infection or another bacterial infection. The ears should be cleaned thoroughly before applying the medication. Relief from itching will be instant and the infection will clear up over several days.
Panalog ointment can be used on the skin for many issues, such as an allergic reaction or a bacterial infection that formed in an open wound. The area should be cleaned prior to applying the ointment. You may need to clip away long fur in order for the medication to fully penetrate the skin.
Animax is the generic name for panalog ointment. Both brands come in either an ointment or a cream form and both are meant for topical application. Always follow the instructions given to you by your veterinarian.