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.
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!!