Tresaderm For Kittens

by Naomi Millburn, Demand Media
    If your kitty is suffering from itchy ears, ear mites may be the culprit.

    If your kitty is suffering from itchy ears, ear mites may be the culprit.

    If your kitty recently seems to be experiencing some kind of skin-related discomfort, pay attention. Kittens, just like adult cats, are vulnerable to various skin woes from ringworm to ear mites -- ugh. Your veterinarian may be able to handle your cutie's unpleasant issue with prescription medication, perhaps Tresaderm.

    What is Tresaderm?

    Tresaderm is a prescription medicine that is used for the management and treatment of various inflammatory, fungal and bacterial ailments in both felines and canines. The brand-name topical medication is available solely through prescription and calls for nonstop refrigeration. It is exclusively used in the ears and the skin.

    Medical Conditions

    Tresaderm is often used for the management of ear mites, a common external parasite in cats and kittens. Some notable symptoms of feline ear mites are severe ear itchiness, pawing at the ears, strong ear odor, ear inflammation and conspicuous dark ear discharge.
    The medication is also used to manage a variety of other chronic skin-related ailments in cats, including ringworm. Ringworm is an infection that is characterized by skin flakiness, loss of hair clumps, skin redness and the emergence of skin wounds. It is especially prevalent in young kittens that are under 1 year old, according to the ASPCA. The infection also frequently affects senior cats.

    Veterinarian Consultation

    Before offering any type of medication to your kitten, always first consult with your veterinarian. As with any type of medicine, side effects are always a pesky and dangerous possibility, especially if the drug is administered over a long period of time. Give your veterinarian any and all information regarding medications your kitten may be taking -- especially corticosteroids, antifungals and antiobiotics.

    Side Effects

    One of the components in Tresaderm is neomycin, a bacteria-fighting antibiotic. If your kitten is especially sensitive to this ingredient, she may experience mild inflammation and redness of the skin over the location where you applied the topical drops. In general, these symptoms fade away within a couple of days. Notify your veterinarian of any and all adverse reactions your fluff ball may encounter as a result of taking the medication, just to be on the safe side. Your kitten's comfort and safety -- along with your peace of mind -- are worth all the time in the world.

    About the Author

    Naomi Millburn has been a freelance writer since 2011. Her areas of writing expertise include arts and crafts, literature, linguistics, traveling, fashion and European and East Asian cultures. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in American literature from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.

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