Canine atopic dermatitis (allergic dermatitis, canine atopy) is an inherited predisposition to develop allergic symptoms following repeated exposure to some otherwise harmless substance, an "allergen," such as dust mites or pollen.
Bacteria, viruses and fungi can cause a wide range of skin infections in dogs and cats. These infections are usually characterized by itching and the presence of a rash consisting of bumps or blisters. Hair loss and open wounds can develop if the scratching is severe enough, which can lead to a more serious secondary infection. Some of the most common skin infections that affect pets are ringworm, hot spots, dermatitis and pyoderma. Topical medications can provide relief and help destroy the microbes that are causing the infection.
Zymox Cream with Hydrocortisone contains enzymes that are believed to assist the immune system in fighting bacteria and fungi that cause infections. These include lysozyme, lactoperoxidase and glucose oxidase. It also has hydrocortisone to help relieve itching and discomfort and aloe vera to ease skin irritation. It contains lactoferrin as well, which provides dogs and cats with healthy bacteria to help keep harmful bacteria in check.
Zymox Cream comes in a form that is easily applied to a dog or cat's skin. Pet owners should clean the area before applying the cream directly on their pet's skin. Zymox can be used twice a day for up to two weeks or as directed by a veterinarian. This product is designed for use in treating skin infections, such as ringworm, anal sac abscesses, atopic dermatitis, hot spots and fold pyoderma. It can also be used on cuts and minor wounds.
Directions: Gently clean affected area. Apply twice daily for one to two weeks or as directed by a veterinarian. May be lightly covered with a sterile bandage.
Recommended for use on ringworm, acute moist pyoderma, atopic dermatitis, fold pyoderma, hot spots, anal sac abscesses and other topical infections.
Great for Hot Spots by Buddys_Mom from New Hampshire04/20/2012
I was prescribed this ointment from my veterinarian when my Golden Retriever had hot spots for the 1st time. The ointment worked great, but I found that I needed to buy a tube every couple of days and it was $20/tube at his office. The other issue is that with my baby's long, thick hair I couldn't get the ointment down to his skin without losing half of what was on my hand in his fur. Thus, his fur ended up very greasy and I ended up very poor. I love that I can get the tubes for less than half that price through this site, but I highly recommended trying the spray version of this product since it helps avoid all of the grease getting in his hair. We also had to shave him eventually the 1st time around and now that I have the spray version he doesn't need to be shaved in order to get the medicine where it needs to be. I am very impressed with how quickly I received this, even though the online system stated that it was "not available" and I thought I wasn't receiving it...it arrived in 2 days from the time I ordered along with everything else I ordered. I don't think the online status is very accurate (thankfully). When it says "not available" I think that means the status is not available - not the product is not available.
Fantastic Product by Kathy from Tucson, Arizona04/07/2012
After several vet bills and medications that did not help my golden lab stop biteing herself on her tail and leg I ordered this cream and it has worked fantastic. She has stopped biteing and herself and the hair is finally growing back. I am so glad I found your site and read the reviews on this cream. I will continue to order from you. Thank you so much for having this product that was the only thing that cured my dog of itching and biteing. Fast delivery also.
Fast and effective! by Soulsmumma from Pittsburgh PA10/28/2012
I am so happy that the product worked as well as it did! Easy to apply and quick results! No more itching, Soul is a happy dog!
Yes, Zymox works great for underarm yeast infections. Thank you!
AWESOME Item!!! by Karen from Imperial, MO05/22/2013
LOVE this, Use this on hot spots and other things!!
Had yeast problem with my dogs whose white legs and paws turned ugly rusty color and had them continually licking. Tried medicated shampoo and treatment with no lasting affect. This stuff, when used consistently, takes care of the problem.
Only thing that worked for my dog!! by jane from Los Angeles, CA10/13/2011
Great product! I would recommend this to anyone whose dog has itching issues
Hot Spot relief by HappyCamper02/06/2013
A great product that helps my Shih Tzu deal with summertime allergies. I just wish that the product was available in a larger spray bottle, 4oz., 6oz.
Zymox Spray is Awesome by Buddys_Mom from New Hampshire04/20/2012
I have a 6-yr old Golden Retriever who just started getting hot spots in the past 6 months and we were devastated that he had to have his head shaved so I could get the ointment to the spots through his long hair the 1st time he had them. This spray is wonderful since I don't need to shave his head and can get this right up to his skin and get this through the areas needed without all of the waste when you try to rub an ointment through his thick, long hair. This product is wonderful - in both forms, but I highly recommend the spray for ease of use and less trauma to both your dog and you when they have to be shaved. :( The prices were excellent on this site as well - less than half of what I was paying at my veterinarian for this product. I greatly appreciate that. This product clears up the hot spots in a couple of weeks - it's no miracle cure, but it works much better in combination with some benadryl than anything else I've tried.
I still can't quite believe how well it works by Zorro's Mom from Norco, CA12/23/2011
I bought this for my 6 year old chihuahua mix who
has been aggressively treated for allergies to most
everything in the environment, not expecting much. I have him on allergy shots, medrol, and, lately, dry skin remedies. I sprayed his legs with this after a rinse, and he didn't itch for nearly a week. I've used it 4 times since then, and am weaning him off the steroids, the first time in 5 years! I'm back to order the shampoo and rinse.
I still have my fingers crossed that it continues to work. It really feels like a miracle--he is calm and playful; like a regular dog. $1000's of dollars, and a $7 spray made him comfortable!
Super product !!! by Igor from Topeka, Kansas03/27/2012
This product ha drastically lessened my Beagle's constant chewing of his feet which he has a problem with due to an allergy. I would recommend it to anyone who is having this problem.
Convenient & it works! by Caroleena from Fond du Lac, WI08/14/2012
I read about ZYMOX online.
When I ordered this product I couldn't believe how fast it arrived! Thank you because my dog needed it. Nothing worked as well on his ears as the ZYMOX spray. Since it is a spray it is so easy to apply; even inside his floppy ears. This is a convenient product that works! Plus it was reasonably priced. What more could one ask for?
Works by Cat_travels08/07/2012
10yr old Lab retriever with itchy paws and a big paw chewing problem. Its been two weeks now and this spray is starting to make progress. He is on his paws alot less, though they are still pink (not angry red anymore though and the sore spots are gone). Best part is he doesn't really seem to want to lick it that much, while he will lick at most creams.
Great for dogs that chew them selves by Samy11/20/2012
Spray on hot spots and areas the dog has chewed really helps in the healing.
good by fufi from australia10/23/2012
A great help just the bottle is so small
by Limey from Plainfield, IL01/17/2013
I buy this for my Bulldog as she gets ear infections and it works great.
Outstanding Product by jc05/29/2013
My dog has Atopic Dermatitis,nothing cleared his skin,I tried everything. I started using this product the itching and licking stopped immediately. His skin looks beautiful. He actually is able to sleep thur the night. My Dino is so happy!
Zymox Topical Spray by Kfit from Baltimore, Md.10/24/2012
Works like magic! Quickly relieved itching & helped heal the awful burning hot spots due to seasonal / summer skin allergies on my Havanese! Great product!
Best steroid spray ever by Susan in Norco from Norco, CA11/08/2012
I've bought hydrocortisone sprays before, but this is the best. The Zymox is moisturizing and the steroid is the strongest.
Great product! by JR from Akeley, MN07/25/2012
Yes, this is really great, it has helped my dog that chews on her feet until they are sore. The topical spray is the answer to healing.
Not for my dog. by Kelimer from Vermont05/06/2013
I bought this stuff because my friend loves it and told me I should try it. It didn't help my dog much. Her ears still itch. I won't buy it again but my friend swears by it for her dog.
Stops itch in its tracks!!! by AllergyGolden Mom02/08/2012
Seriously. This stuff works. My doggie is allergic to Planet Earth!! And when his skin starts to act up, I spray this on the effected areas and within minutes the itching stops and within a few hours, his skin has calmed down. Its truly a life safer. Thank you Zymox!!
Marvelous Relief for Loki by Gary Alexander from Woodstock, NY10/28/2012
After applying Zymox with HC to the stubborn
infections in the ear of our long-suffering 7-year-old Chesapeake/Lab, I noted an easing in her
composure almost immediately. Within several days the improvement in her condition was absolutely remarkable. Swelling, redness and oozing faded away and her head-shaking tapered off. A problem which had plagued her through a number of expensive vet visits, repeatedly resurging after antibotic and other treatments was entirely gone in a little over a week and has yet reappear.
I have been so delighted with the outcome, I have requested the local pet shop to carry it in stock and, after listening to my descriptions of the results on Loki's ear, they agreed.
Just amazing. Thank you!
All Zymox products ar Amazing by Sue from Berkeley, CA04/09/2013
I volunteer for a poodle rescue group. I recently rehabilitated two mini poodle mixes with skin conditions. One had flea bit dermatitis and the other had an extreme case of Malassezia dematis infection of the abdomen. This product helps the skin heal. The entire Zymox line is great for Malassezia control. I can't say enough good things about Zymox shampoo, Zymox rinse (conditioner that you use after shampooing and don't completely rinse out of the coat), Zymox spray, Zymox cream, Zymox Otic.Entirely Pets has the very best prices on all these products.
Shipping too fast, too good by eunhaee11/30/2012
When sprayed to a dry puppy seems fine
When you're done, another Order (Mia)