Mastiet Forte is an antibacterial drug. Initially, it was developed by the Dutch company Intervet for the treatment of mastitis in cows and other farm animals. For dogs, Mastiet Forte is successfully used in the treatment of otitis media and dermatological diseases.
Composition and form of release
The yellow oily suspension is packed in polymer syringes. One syringe contains 8 g of the drug - a single dose of application. Cardboard packaging includes 20 such syringes.
The basis of the medication is a complex of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory components. It includes:
Liquid paraffin and magnesium stearate are excipients. They contribute to an even distribution of the drug.
Where to buy and how much?
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You can buy Mastiet Forte for dogs at a veterinary pharmacy or online. The price of one syringe varies from 110 to 145 rubles. Typically, syringes are sold individually, it is not necessary to buy the whole package.
How does it work
Antibacterial components adversely affect harmful microorganisms. Separate substances enhance the effect of each other, due to which high efficiency is achieved.
Prednisolone is a corticosteroid. He quickly reduces inflammation and relieves swelling. It is excreted in the urine. According to the classification according to GOST, Mastiet Forte is a low-hazard substance (Grade 4). It does not have a local irritant effect, does not have a negative effect on the liver and other organs.
When shown and how to apply
Originally developed for the treatment of mastitis in cows, the drug Mastiet is indicated for dogs in the presence of other pathologies:
- dermatitis caused by infections;
And although the medicine is considered safe, a veterinarian must be consulted before use.
Features of the application of Mastieta Forte for dogs depend on the disease.
If the medicine is used to treat otitis media, the following actions must be performed:
- Clean your ears from dirt and scabs. It is better for these purposes to use special lotions and cotton swabs or gauze wound on a finger. If you use cotton swabs to clean, you need to be very careful not to damage the eardrum.
- Squeeze the suspension from the syringe into the auricle, then press the ear and massage to distribute the drug evenly. Both ears must be treated simultaneously, even if otitis media is present on only one side.
- The procedure is carried out once a day for 5-7 days. In the chronic course of the disease, increase the number of treatments to two per day, and the course of treatment up to 10 days.
In the video, the veterinarian shows how to properly clean the ears of the dog.
In the presence of dermatitis, the emulsion must be squeezed out of the syringe into the affected area and evenly distributed. Repeat treatment should be twice a day. It is necessary to conduct treatment until the clinical signs of the pathology completely disappear, but not less than 3 days.
You can use the drug for applications. Apply the suspension evenly on a gauze cloth, and then apply to the damaged area for 20-30 minutes. The procedure must be repeated twice a day.
Mastiet Forte is also effectively used in the treatment of balanoposthitis in dogs. If an inflammatory process is detected on the penis, the appearance of puffiness and purulent discharge, the contents of one syringe are carefully inserted into the prepuce bag. In order for the medicine to evenly disperse throughout the body, you need to massage it gently. Usually one procedure is enough to get rid of the pathology.
Contraindications and side effects
Mastiet Forte is allowed for dogs of any age and breed. Refuse should be in case of intolerance to the components (if there is a history). If antibacterial agents with a similar composition have not been taken previously, the animal should be observed during first use. In case of allergic reactions, drug treatment should be discontinued, and an antihistamine should be given to the animal. Consult a doctor if necessary.
Mastiet Forte should not be used to treat otitis media in dogs with perforated eardrum.
There were no cases of side effects, including in case of overdose.
Rules for storage and use
In order for the medication not to lose its pharmacological properties, it is necessary to follow simple recommendations:
- Storage temperature should be from +2 to + 25˚C.
- Do not freeze the medicine.
- Store the drug in a dry and UV-protected place.
- Animals and children should not have access to it.
- The storage area of Mastieta Forte should be away from food and feed used for pets.
Pay attention to the expiration date. If it has expired, you cannot use the medicine. The syringe with the suspension should contain information about the production date, series, composition, as well as the marks "Sterile" and "For animals". In the absence of this information, it is not worth using the drug.
The medication is considered safe, but after contact with it you need to wash your hands thoroughly. People with hypersensitivity should use rubber gloves when handling. If the drug enters the mucous membranes, rinse them with plenty of running water.
The main advantages of Mastieta Forte include:
- Convenient packaging. The syringe contains a single dose. Squeezing the suspension out of it is easy.
- Security. The medicine does not cause side effects and irritation even with an overdose.
- Lack of contraindications. The drug is approved for animals of any age and weight. An exception is individual intolerance, but it is rare.
- Easy storage. No special conditions are required.
- Multifunctionality. The drug can be used to treat various inflammatory diseases.
- Availability. A prescription is not required for purchase.
Tatyana, mistress of the Labrador:
"For several years now I have been using Mastiet Forte to treat otitis in a dog. Our doctor recommended the drug. When I bought, I doubted the correctness of the prescribed treatment, but after a couple of days there was no trace of inflammation. Earlier we often suffered from otitis, now it is much less common. I am very grateful to the veterinarian for advising this drug. "
Svetlana, mistress of the 8-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback:
"When the dog began to shake his head and constantly scratching his ear, they went to the hospital. The doctor prescribed Mastiet Forte. They were dripping for a week, the dog became much better, stopped scratching and being restless. However, after two weeks the symptoms returned. We went to another doctor, he said, "the problem is food allergy. The drug is good, although it was originally developed for other purposes."
Andrey, the owner of the poodle:
"Our dog suffers from ear inflammation once a year. For two years now we have been using Mastiet Forte. The animal tolerates the medicine well. To get the symptoms of the disease completely, we use the drug for only 4-5 days. A good and affordable remedy."
Vadim, a veterinarian with 6 years of experience:
"An excellent medication from a Dutch manufacturer. I often use it to treat otitis media. The drug is highly effective. In my practice, there have been no cases where its use would be useless or ineffective. In addition, the animals always tolerate the suspension well. I have not recorded any cases side effects. "
Lyudmila, a veterinarian with 10 years of experience:
"From my colleagues I heard positive reviews about the use of Mastiet Forte for dogs, but I don’t use it myself. There are a lot of ear drops on the market now, so I don’t see the point of prescribing a drug designed to treat mastitis in cattle."