Treating Skin Disorders With Tresaderm For Dogs

Learn all about Tresaderm for dogs, information such as the correct dosage, safety guidelines and side effects can be found in this article.

Tresaderm is sometimes prescribed by vets to treat bacterial, inflammatory and/or fungal skin infections in dogs as well as inflammation of the ear. The medicine is sold as a liquid solution which contains dexamethasone neomycin sulfate and thiabendazole.

Tresaderm dosage for dogs

It is important to follow the exact dosage and schedule provided to you by your vet. Do not skip a dose, and do not prolong use of the substance for longer than 7 days at a time. 5 – 15 drops per ear every 12 hours is the norm for ear infections, and 2 – 4 drops per square inch of affected skin when fighting skin disorders (also to be given every 12 hours).

Is Tresaderm safe for dogs?

The active ingredients used in Tresaderm are considered safe for dogs, and with veterinary prescription you should encounter no issues. Tresaderm itself is FDA approved for use in various household pets including dogs.

Safety precautions

  • Visit a vet before using Tresaderm on your pet dog
  • Do not prolong use of this substance for longer than one week at a time
  • Tresaderm should be stored in the refridgerator
  • Be very careful to avoid contact with the eyes
  • Avoid using Tresaderm on pregnant animals
  • Notify the vet of any other medication your dog is taking as well as any pre-existing medical conditions

After applying Tresaderm you should monitor your dog closely. This is due to the fact that some pets are particularly sensitive to the active ingredients in the product. Even though adverse reactions are rare when directions are followed correctly, it’s important to remain aware. Be aware that continuing use of this substance beyond 7 days may lead to Cushing’s disease.

Uses of Tresaderm for dogs

Tresaderm is a liquid solution used to treat:

  • Skin disorders
  • Inflammation (particularly of the ear)

Side effects of Tresaderm when given to dogs

The most common side effects are gastric upset (vomiting and diarrhea) thirst, increased urination, and if use of the substance is prolonged past the 7 day limit, Cushing’s disease.

You should discontinue use of the substance and seek veterinary attention immediately if your dog suffers severe adverse reactions to the substance such as redness, irritation and swelling caused by a sensitivity to the active ingredients. Allergic reactions may also occur, look out for difficulty breathing, rashes and hives. In cases of allergy seek emergency veterinary care.

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