Zymox Otic ear medication
As a veterinarian I am always looking for natural alternatives and years ago I was drawn to Zymox, especially given the concern of overuse of antibiotics and the development of bacterial resistance to commonly prescribed oral and topical medications. Most ear infections may usually be a secondary manifestation of underlying allergies. And given how common ear infections are in our dogs and cats today, the cost involved in needing a prescription for topical antibiotics can be expensive. That’s why I find products such as Zymox Otic and Zymox Otic HC to be a wonderful and economical nonprescription alternative for our animal companions with frustrating ear issues.
Making use of the fact that certain enzymes derived from milk have the ability to kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses, this product literally digests pus, wax, and discharge in the ear canals. The product is best used NOT at the time of using other ear cleaners or topical antibiotics, because these other products like Otomax or Mometamax will often inactivate the effective bacteria- and yeast-killing enzymes in the Zymox Otic products.
Zymox Otic is not for use in the eyes or topically on the skin as a topical antibiotic for skin infections. Both Zymox Otic products can indeed be used as preventatives for ear problems in both dogs and cats.