Correctly Using Miconazole For Dogs

Learn about the usage of miconazole for dogs, including the dosage, safety guidelines, side effects and more.

Miconazole nitrate is an anti-fungal lotion applied topically. It is sometimes prescribed for treating dogs. Miconzaole is expected to clear fungal infections within two weeks of treatment. It’s important that you seek a prescription and approval from your vet before using this substance, and to complete the entire course of treatment.

Miconazole dosage for dogs

Use the miconazole lotion exactly as directed by your vet. Usually you will be required to rub just a small amount of the lotion onto the infected area. The most common concentration for use in dogs is 1%.

Is miconazole safe for dogs?

Miconazole is safe for dogs and serious side effects are rare, though there is a possibility for skin conditions to develop.

Safety precautions:

  • Seek approval and prescription prior to use of miconazole
  • Complete the entire course of treatment suggested by your vet
  • Avoid applying directly to open wounds, or the eyes/nose/mouth area
  • Ensure a good air supply to the infected area
  • Notify the vet if your pet develops skin conditions or other side effects during treatment

Your dog’s condition may improve before the entire course of treatment is complete. However, you should still continue to use the lotion, as stopping before the full course could lead to the infection coming back. If your dog develops side effects including skin problems such as blistering and sores you should notify the vet for advice on how to proceed.

Uses of miconazole for dogs

Miconazole is an anti-fungal lotion used to treat:

  • Fungal infection

Look out for signs that the infection is getting worse during treatment.

Side effects when giving miconazole to your dog

Side effects of use are not expected, but it’s possible that your dog will develop blisters, itching, peeling, red coloring and general skin irritation. Notify the vet if this occurs.

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