PRLog (Press Release)
FDA approves over-the-counter medications by Dechra
- Jan. 3, 2013 -
Owning a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have; watching a beloved pet suffer in discomfort due to infections caused by parasites or fungus and bacteria can be heartbreaking. Dechra Veterinary Products, a division Dechra Pharmaceuticals provides products to veterinarians that allow the treatment of many of these uncomfortable and often painful conditions in pets.
Some common infections that plague household pets are caused by fungus or bacteria on the skin or in the ears. Other infections can be caused by parasites such as fleas, ticks or mites. The FDA has recently approved five treatment products produced by Dechra Veterinary Products for over-the-counter use. These products were previously only available through prescription by a veterinarian.
One product approved for over the counter use is MalAcetic Ultra Otic Cleanser http://www.pethealthmarket.com/MalAcetic-Ultra-Otic-Clean...
. This solution is used to clean the ears of cats and dogs and as a drying agent for fungal and bacterial infections and inflammation in the ears of both animals. The solution contains active ingredients such as hydrocortisone to combat itching, and ketoconazole to clear up fungus as well as the antimicrobial ingredients boric and acetic acids. Pet owners can use this solution as directed to provide relief for their pet.
Another newly approved over-the-counter product is Mal-A-Ket Wipes http://www.pethealthmarket.com/Mal-A-Ket-Wipes-50-Count-p...
. These wipes are used for cleaning and degreasing the skin of a dog or cat and for combating fungal or bacterial infections and lesions on the skin. The wipes are especially effective in warmer areas of the pet such as skin folds, groin, anal areas and base of the tail. These wipes also alleviate discomfort due to hot spots and infections in the skin on paws that cause inflammation or fever.
LimePlus Dip is a concentrated anti-fungal and anti-parasitic solution used to bathe dogs and cats infected with parasites. The products released for over-the-counter distribution are the LimePlus Dip 16 oz container http://www.pethealthmarket.com/LimePlus-Dip-p/18368.htm
and the LimePlus Dip gallon sized container. The active ingredient is sulfurated lime and the solution must be diluted in water as directed to be safely applied. This treatment requires careful adherence to the directions in order to avoid accidental injury to pets and their owners.
The final product that has been approved for over-the-counter use is the 8 oz MalAcetic Ultra Spray Conditioner http://www.pethealthmarket.com/
p/16834.htm. Similar to the MalAcetic Ultra Otic Cleanser, this conditioner uses the active ingredients of hydrocortisone for itching, ketoconazole as an anti-fungal, and acetic and boric acids as an antimicrobial component. This product is sprayed on the skin after shampooing and helps moisturize the skin and coat.
Pet owners can now find all of these products online and can purchase without a prescription. All of these products and more are currently in stock at www.pethealthmarket.com. Pet owners no longer have to watch their pets suffer and scratch because of fungal and bacterial infections while waiting for an available appointment at the vet. With the approval of these health products for over-the-counter use, relief is just a mouse-click away.Photo: