Questions & Answers - Ear, Skin & Wound

A: ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear Solution is intended to eradicate a broad range of infections ranging from mild to severe, but many veterinarians also claim ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear Solution to be effective in maintenance of the ears especially during the allergy season.

A: You should not use any other ear preparations before or during applications of ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear Solution because the enzyme activity that is present could become interrupted. The use of ZYMOX® Ear Cleanser is only recommended after using ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear Solution to keep dirty ears clean.

A: The ZYMOX® Ear Cleanser is ideal for cleaning dirty ears. It is not always necessary to clean ears.

A: ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear Solution is meant for infected ears. If no ear infection is suspected to be causing the odor then ZYMOX® Ear Cleanser may be used.

A: ZYMOX® is an antimicrobial enzyme system which is safe to use on cats and all furry pets. ZYMOX® is formulated without antibiotics, harsh chemicals and is non-toxic. It is ideal for dogs, cats and can be used on all furry pets and farm friends of all ages.

A: It is recommended to have a veterinarian examine the animal to confirm if there is an ear infection. For those pet owners who have dealt with recurrent infections and are very familiar with their pet's ear infection then ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear Solution may be applied as directed.

A: Since ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear Solution does not require pre-cleaning just simply squirt directly into ear and then let pet shake out excess. After a day or two the ear will be less painful and you will be able to gently message the ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear solution deeper into the ear canal. ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear Solution is incredibly easy to administer and only needs to be applied once a day.

A: Occasionally, a pet owner will not achieve the desired results after two weeks of use. Often times, this is due to the pet owner not following the recommended no pre-cleaning protocol. Cleaning disrupts the enzymatic activity and may make the product less effective. Additionally, many times a resistant microorganism is the culprit behind the chronic ear infection in which case ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear Solution should be used for an additional two weeks. If recommended directions have been followed, and after 4 weeks there is still an active ear infection then consult a veterinarian.

A: Do not use ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear Solution if the pet has a ruptured eardrum. Do not use this product in conjunction with any other topical ear medications or cleansers. The product is for animal use only. Do not use any of the products with Hydrocortisone if the pet is a pregnant or lactating female.

A: ZYMOX® Enzymatic Ear Solution may be used with any products administered orally. All ZYMOX® products are for topical use only.

A: The anti-inflammatory properties of Hydrocortisone have provided much relief to pets with itchy, irritated skin and inflamed wounds or infections of either the ears or skin. It is important to note though, any product containing hydrocortisone shouldn’t be used on pregnant or lactating females.

A: ZYMOX® Shampoo is the recommended shampoo to use with ZYMOX® Rinse because its known gentle plant surfactants will not affect the enzyme formula in the rinse and its effectiveness. ZYMOX® Shampoo does not contain harsh detergents, pesticides, colorings or residual petroleum products that might cause unnecessary skin irritation. These and other harsh surfactants used in many other medicated pet shampoos could potentially destroy or disrupt the bioactive enzymes formula of the leave on rinse.

A: Yes, if there is a secondary infection resulting from the affected flea infested area, then we would suggest ZYMOX® Shampoo followed by the leave-on ZYMOX® Rinse for extra long lasting protection between each bath. If there is only a flea infestation with no irritation or infection to the skin tissue then we recommend a general flea and tick product in order to eliminate the fleas.

A: The ZYMOX® line of skin and ear care products contains no antibiotics or harsh chemicals but rather employs the powerful & patented LP3 antimicrobial enzyme system to effectively eradicate even the toughest infections, including MRSA. The products can safely be used on all pets and all ages.

A: ZYMOX® has been used since 1998 to successfully manage stubborn infections of the ears and skin. Currently, there are three scientifically proven studies performed on the LP3 enzyme system in ZYMOX®. They are:

Atwal, Rajvinder, PhD and Shaffer, Marc J. PhD. "In Vitro Antimicrobial Assessment Of Zymox Topical Cream Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)." International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine. Vol 8, No 1 2010. 51 -52.

Atwal, Rajvinder, PhD and Shaffer, Marc J. PhD. "In Vitro Antimicrobial Assessment Of Zymox Topical Spray Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)." International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine. Vol 7, No 4 2009. 167 -168

Atwal, Rajvinder, PhD and Shaffer, Marc J. PhD. “In Vitro Antimicrobial Assessment Of Zymox Otic Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine. Vol 8, No 1 2010. 51 - 52

Atwal, Rajvinder, PhD. “In Vitro Antimicrobial Assessment of Zymox Otic Solution Against a Broad Range of Microbial Organisms.” International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine. Vol 1, No 3 2003. 240-251

A: In order to optimize results using ZYMOX® Topical Spray or Cream, follow the no pre-cleaning protocol. Rinsing the infected area with water is allowed however no cleaning or antiseptic agent is necessary before using ZYMOX® topicals. The LP3 antimicrobial enzyme system contained in the ZYMOX® topicals is bioactive with the infectious pus and debris to form its antimicrobial ions. When dealing with itchy allergy skin and general superficial skin infections, many pet owners have found ZYMOX® shampoo and rinse to be excellent additions to the topicals.

A: In order to best answer this question, it is recommended to consult with a veterinarian.

A: ZYMOX® Shampoo and Rinse should be used once to twice a week depending upon the severity of the skin problem.

A: ZYMOX® Topical Cream is perfect for dogs with deep skin folds, especially those who are prone to infection and odor. Depending upon whether inflammation or infection is present, ZYMOX® Topical Cream can provide much needed relief of itching, inflammation and painful raw infections. Use of the cream allows the pet owner to apply the enzymes directly where they are needed most.

A: ZYMOX® products should be kept away from heat and stored at room temperature. All bottles and tubes should be closed completely after each use.

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