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Question by  richie (26)

What is otibiotic ointment used for?

My vet prescribed this and I don;t know what it is.


Answer by  Sabinzi (139)

The prefix "oti" refers to the ears. Otibiotic ointment is likely prescribed for an ear infection or some other condition of the ear.

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Answer by  JaenieF (153)

Do you mean antibiotic ointment? This is used for keeping a wound germ-free so that it can heal properly and not become infected. Most vets will offer this for recent surgeries on pets.

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Answer by  hulmer (1067)

If your veterinarian prescribed otibiotic for use in your dog's ears, he/she probably has an ear infection. Otibiotic is an kind of "triple" antibiotic used for dogs.


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

This is one of those situations where there's been a miscommunication. The vet may have said antibiotic. If so, your pet has an infection and needs the medicine. Call the vet and ask for the instructions again. They'll be happy to help you.


Answer by  callie13ly (109)

It sounds like it is for an ear infection. If you have any questions about why a medicine was prescribed or how you are to apply it, I would call your vet for clarification.


Answer by  Anonymous

otibiotic ointment for cats is used by most vets to treat inner ear infection due to ear mites apply two drops in each ear every 8 hours for one week. Worked on my cats and they stopped scratching.


Answer by  Tracy27 (96)

Otibiotic is an ointment used to treat fungal infections in dogs, such as skin infections or yeast infection of the ear. Contact your vet for specifics about your pet.


Answer by  Lottadogs (1258)

This is typically used in ears to clear up ear infections in either dogs or cats. The 'oti' indicates its an ear medication and 'biotic' says its an antibiotic. It is a combination medication that kills bacteria as well as yeassts and provides relief from itching and inflammation as well as from infection.


Answer by  lmm30 (294)

Otibiotic ointment is used to treat ear infections as well as some skin lesions depending on what you went to your vet for


Answer by  h (364)

Otibiotic ointment is prescribed for dogs only. This ointment is used to treat a chronic ear infection in the dog's outer ear that is also associated with yeast. Make sure that you check the possible side effects, or consult your vet before using the medication on your dog. If the side effects do occur, contact your vet immediately.


Answer by  soapjunkie (581)

Anytime you see ot or oto in a medical term, it usually means it's for the ear. Otibiotic is given to dogs with otitis externa or outer ear infections.


Answer by  kbo (401)

Otibiotic is an antibiotic for dogs with an ear infection. It comes in drops that must be put in the dog's ears a few times each day.


Answer by  mcannon (1)

Can otibiotic ointment be used for hot spots?


Answer by  mcannon (1)

Can this ointment be used for hot spots?

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