According to Doctors Foster and Smith, Animax ointment is a medication prescribed to treat bacterial or yeast infections of the skin or ear in dogs and cats; it is also recommended for anal gland infections and cysts between toes. Animax reduces inflammation, while attacking the cause of the condition.
Doctors Foster and Smith explain that Animax is typically spread over and gently rubbed into the affected areas. If the proper procedures are not used during application, recurring infection or ear damage sometimes occurs. Common side effects include an increase in drinking and urination. In pregnant dogs, Animax sometimes causes premature birth and birth defects.