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What is Animax?

Animax, a generic for Panalog, is a combination antimicrobial, antifungal, and corticosteroid used in the treatment of skin disorders characterized by inflammation and dry or exudative dermatitis caused by bacterial or candidal infections. It is also used in the treatment of eczema, seborrhea, and contact dermatitis. Animax requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is available as either a cream or ointment.


Cats and Dogs

  • Effectively treats a wide array of skin conditions
  • Animax is the generic for Panolog
  • Addresses four basic, but important, therapeutic needs
How it Works:

Animax contains key ingredients Nystatin, Neomycin Sulfate, Thiostrepton and Triamcinolone Acetonide. Triamcinolone Acetonide is a corticosteroid which provides quick symptomatic relief when applied topically. Nystatin is an antifungal antibiotic which helps with the treatment of skin infections caused by Candida albicans, a type of skin fungus. Neomycin sulfate works as an antimicrobial agent against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Thiostrepton is an antibiotic which can fight against gram-positive organisms, including most which are resistant to other antibiotics. When combined, these ingredients help to prevent bacterial infections caused by certain organisms.


There are possible side effects and adverse interactions with other drugs. Be sure to tell your veterinarian what other medications your pet is currently using. Do not use in the eyes.

Brand Name:

Animax (Dechra), Panolog (Fort Dodge)

Generic Name:

Nystatin, Neomycin Sulfate, Thiostrepton, Triamcinolone Acetonide

What is the most important information I should know about Animax:

Animax is a prescription medicine FDA-approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Animax is available as an ointment in 15ml tubes. Each ml of ointment contains 100,000 units Nystatin, neomycin sulfate equivalent to 2.5mg of neomycin, 2,500 units thiostrepton and 1mg triamcinolone acetonide. Prior to use the affected area should be cleaned. Animax is for use topically on the skin. Do not use in the eyes.

What is Animax:

Animax, a generic for Panalog, is a combination antimicrobial and corticosteroid used on cats and dogs in the management of skin disorders characterized by inflammation or dry exudative dermatitis particularly those caused by bacterial or candidal infections. Animax is also used in the treatment of eczema, seborrhea, and contact dermatitis and as an adjunct in the treatment of dermatitis due to parasite infestation. Animax may also be used for purposes other than those listed.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Animax to my pet:

Do not use Animax if the pet is allergic to any of the individual ingredients. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should this medication be used:

Use this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The administration of Animax depends on the severity of the condition. Application may range from once a day to once a week for mild conditions or up to 2-3 times a day for severe conditions. Store Animax at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children or pets. 

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet:

An overdose of this medication is unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.

What should I avoid while using Animax on my pet:

Do not use this medication in pets allergic to it or any of the individual ingredients. Discontinue use of this medication and contact your veterinarian if hearing loss is noted during treatment.

What are the possible side effects of Animax:

Side effects associated with this medication are related to the individual ingredients. Side effects following the use of injected or oral corticosteroids include increased thirst and urination, vomiting, diarrhea, and Cushing's syndrome following prolonged or repeated steroid therapy. Discontinue use and contact your veterinarian if sensitivity to neomycin, which may cause redness, irritation, and swelling occurs. Continue the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Animax:

Before using Animax, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other antibiotic, antifungal or corticosteroid medications either topically or by mouth. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Animax written for health professionals that you may read.

How to Use
  • Animax is a prescription medicine used topically in dogs and cats to treat various skin disorders such as bacterial or Candida infections, eczema, seborrhea, and contact dermatitis. Animax is also used to treat skin infections in and around the ear.
  • Animax is a combination of antimicrobial medications and a corticosteroid.

Prior to use, the affected area should be cleaned. Animax is for topical use on the skin. Do not use in the eyes.

All weights
The administration of Animax depends on the severity of the condition. Application may range from once a day to once a week for mild conditions or up to 2-3 times a day for severe conditions. Frequency of treatment may be decreased as improvement occurs. Wear gloves during the administration of the ointment or wash hands immediately after application.
Do not use!

Store Animax at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Animax Ointment 15ml tube:
Active Ingredients:
100,000 units
Neomycin Sulfate (equivalent to neomycin base)
2.5 mg
2,500 units
Triamcinolone acetonide
1 mg
Mineral Oil
Customer Reviews
Animax is rated 4.166666666666667 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked for Soldier and Rascal My old dog Soldier developed a really itchy and inflamed paw and would frantically and constantly lick it. My vet provided me with this ointment which I applied and bound the paw briefly, she wore a collar for the first couple of days and, of course, she hated but tolerated it. No sneaky night licks. Within the first 24 hours the itching had subsided and in a very short time was gone. I've since used it for flea bites and it has worked beautifully and amazingly quickly without producing a hard scab to be scratched away. I've never had a problem with her ears so I can't vouch for that. There is an older comment in the reviews regarding a dog with a nose cracking problem but it's a senior chap so I don't know if this helps. I have a new rescue dog now and when I brought her home she licked her nose endlessly and it had caused fur loss. I discovered thru a friend that it's not only wheat/grain that dogs can be allergic to but poultry. She's now on a diet of Nature's Recipe lamb this is a 5 ingredient only food,(no wheat, no poultry) this, along with a tiny piece of Benedryl 25 mg that I break into quarters a piece twice a day, and it's completely stopped. The tiny piece of Benedryl doesn't knock her out, she's perfectly fine. Licking ceased, nose fur has grown back, and the pink circles around her eyes through fur loss has been restored. The reviewers dog was a Westie and mine is a Westie/Cairn mix and about 6 yrs old. Hope this might be of help to others if an allergy may be the problem and possibly started unexpectedly.
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have a sheltie who gets really dry ears when the whether is either really cold or really hot (I know, odd). This stuff works fast and prevents my dog from having the itchies non-stop. It is a little greasy, so if your dog likes to rub against furniture, I would be careful until it soaks into the ear or the area you are using it on.
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pugs I have two 8 yr old pugs. My female developed allergies this year for the first time. She was scratching all over her body and her ears became inflamed, too. My vet prescribed Animax ointment to be applied to both ears twice daily. This stuff took care of the inflamation within 12 hours! Within 24 hours there were no obvious signs of infection. I then tried it on my male pug once a week because he has really gunky ears and the ointment seems to break it up a little and makes it easier to clean his ears. After reading other peoples reviews, I will now try using in on my female's hot spots whenever her allergies are a problem.
Date published: 2012-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sure My cat was given this and oral antibiotics for a open wound caused by either fleas or something else. His wound was getting better but he keeps pulling the scab off and forget him wearing one of those collars. i keep putting the topical on it and pray alot for him! The wound is about 1/2 inch wide and round. He is 13. He had another wound that healed on its own. 2 of my cats suffered with burrowing mites of all things and cured them with coconut oil and then one of my cats got this wound! grrrr..
Date published: 2012-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feline acne My domestic short hair has a very bad case of feline acne which is out of control. I tried Aminax ointment, and the acne has been about eight five percent eradicated. We then added Molecula Silver to the treatment of the acne, and now see a ninety eight percent improvement. We are very pleased with both products.
Date published: 2011-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Animax Ointment I am very grateful a friend recommended Animax ointment for three of my five cats who had developed very severe feline acne. I use the ointment twice a day. Although they still suffer from the acne, the Animax ointment has reduced the symptoms significantly from an out of control situation.
Date published: 2011-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tried others... animax works Cali (12 yr old Golden) gets lots of ear infections. Tried every conceivable antibiotic over the years - sometimes along with oral antibiotics - with little success. Stumbled upon Animax through internet research. Works immediately for her ear infections giving her relief and healing her ears. Don't know if it works for all types of ear infections, but certainly worth trying... Cali feels better and responds to treatment almost immediately.
Date published: 2011-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish I had known! I have a very large Maine Coon, Ringo, who has a difficult time cleaning himself properly. We try to keep up but sometimes it is difficult and he will fight us each and every time. He had such a bad infection that I took him to the animal emergency hospital late one night and the vet prescribed Animax. Within three days the infection was completely gone. Since then, I have diligently cleansed him and when it looks as if he is getting red and irritated, I apply a bit of Animax and it clears up immediately. I love this product. I used the entire tube and asked his regular vet for another to keep on hand. I'm grateful for this product and wish I had known about it for years before.
Date published: 2011-09-27
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Can animax be used to treat irritation from topical flea medication such as Revolution?
Asked by: noyb
It would be better to use a skin relief product like TEA TREE OIL SKIN RELIEF or EXCEL HYDROCORTISONE SPRAY. The animax would not be appropriate here because it has added active ingredients that treat fungal infections which dont apply here. Have you mentioned this irritation to your vet ?
Answered by: Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2014-07-18

can i use it for horses?

Can we use it for horse skin infections
Asked by: yogesh
Unfortunately, Animax ointment is currently unavailable. Consult your veterinarian for an appropriate alternative.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2013-09-14

Should ointment be applied to open pus-filled sore that bleeds?

Asked by: Jantheia
I am not a vet, but I had a similar question. My dog scratches at his ears a lot and sometime there are little cuts from the scratching. My vet told me that as long as it's not a "wound" or a scratch that you would be concerned about, it is okay. However, I do not know your animal's condition, so you might want to check with your vet! :]
Answered by: snowbabe1215
Date published: 2013-08-02

Is there a timeline for this product to be in stock again?

Asked by: Joe
At the current time we are sorry but we do not have an ETA on when the product will be back in stock. We will update the website as soon as there are any changes or when we get a date.
Answered by: Chris H, PetMedPro
Date published: 2013-07-30

Can I use Animax Ointment on the same date as the expiration date?

Would it have any after effect on my dog`s infected area?
Asked by: dgoris
It is ok to use it through the month of the expiration date. For example, if your tube says it expires June 2012, it is ok to use it through the month of June.
Answered by: Kelly P. Pharmacist
Date published: 2012-06-06

I accidentally placed the animax ointment in my dog's eye thinking it was another ointment, will it harm him?

I've flushed his eye with a lot of water, do I need to get emergency help?
Asked by: TTC
I would hope by now that you took your pet to a veterinarian or veterinary emergency room to make sure the eye is OK. Hopefully your pet is OK.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2012-02-22

Is there a generic for Animax that does not need a prescription?

Asked by: Jo
No. Any product with these ingredients would require a prescription.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2012-02-17

Was prescribed for ophthalmic use

We have been using this ointment PER our vet in our elderly shih-tzu's eye x 1.5 weeks, at least once a day. He recently was painful and his respiration was increased; a trip to the animal ER and a discussion with the vet there revealed that Animax is for ears/skin only and not to be used in eyes !!! My question: will our using this medication, unknowingly, in his eyes result in permanent damage? And/or pain? And how do we address this egregious error, if indeed it's an error; is Animax EVER used ophthalmically?
Asked by: Dottie
Animax should never be used in the pet's eye. It is not a sterile product like eye ointments are and it is intended for use on the skin or on the ears only.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2012-01-16
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