Canaural Ear Drops for Dogs & Cats

Canaural Ear Drops for Dogs & Cats

  • 15ml Bottle £11.99
  • 25ml Bottle £19.49

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Canaural ear drops are licensed to treat infection of the outer ear canal in dogs and cats. Canaural drops contain a range of ingredients which between them cover the main types of bacteria, yeasts and ear mites commonly found. They also contain a medium potency steroid to relieve pain and itching. The oily formulation is good at loosening and removing waxy debris which tends to accumulate in ear infections. Available online from Viovet. Just send us a prescription from your own vet, place the order with us, and we will send it to you at online prices.


1 g suspension contains: Active substances:

Diethanolamine fusidate 5.0 mg

Framycetin sulphate 5.0 mg

Nystatin 100,000 I.U.

Prednisolone 2.5 mg

Excipient: Sesame oil.

Ear drops, suspension. A yellow oily suspension.


For the treatment of otitis externa, including the ear mite, Otodectes cynotis, in the dog and cat.

Dosage and administration

Where appropriate, prior to administration, the ear canal and the surrounding area should be cleaned mechanically or by irrigation, taking care to avoid further damage to the skin. Any excess exudate, hair or debris should be carefully removed prior to the application of the ear drops. Animal owners should only do this on the direction of the prescribing veterinary surgeon.

Shake the bottle well before use.

Instil 5-10 drops into the ear according to the size of the animal and ear canal twice daily. Without allowing the animal to shake its head, very gently massage the ear canal after administration holding the pinna in an upright position to ensure penetration of the drops into the ear.

Where ear mite infection is present, consideration should be given to treating both ears, even if infection is apparent in only one. Treatment should continue for at least 3 weeks to ensure that successive generations of ear mites are killed. Animals that are in contact should also be treated.

Where treatment is for a period longer than 7 days, regular clinical re-evaluation should be carried out. Where gram-negative infections are involved, the use of the veterinary medicinal product should be based on bacterial sensitivity testing. In cases where the treatment period is prolonged, in vitro sensitivity should be re-evaluated.

Contraindications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals with a perforated eardrum.

Do not use concomitantly with products known to be ototoxic.

Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to the active substances or to the excipient.

Special precautions for use: Official, national and regional antimicrobial policies should be taken into account when the product is used.

Special precautions for use in animals: Following recovery the ears should be checked at regular intervals for any signs of re-infection.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals: Avoid contact with the product. Wash hands after use.

If the product comes into contact with the eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water.

People with known hypersensitivity to any of the active substances or the excipient should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.

Adverse reactions: On very rare occasions, and primarily in geriatric animals, use of auricular preparations may be associated with hearing impairment which may be either transient or prolonged.

Allergy or hypersensitivity reactions to the active substances or the excipient might occur.

Anti-inflammatory corticosteroids such as prednisolone can exert a wide range of side effects. Dosage in medium to long term use should therefore generally be kept to the minimum.

During therapy, effective doses suppress the hypothalamic-pituitreal adrenal axis. Following cessation of treatment symptoms of adrenal insufficiency can arise and this may render the animal unable to deal adequately with stressful situations.

Corticosteroids may delay wound healing and the immunosuppressant actions may weaken resistance to, or exacerbate existing infections.

Use during pregnancy and lactation: The safety of the veterinary medicinal product has not been established during pregnancy and/or lactation. Use is not recommended during pregnancy and/or lactation.

Interactions: None known.

Incompatibilities: None known.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Do not store above 25°C. Protect from direct sunlight. Keep the bottle in the outer carton. Do not use after the expiry date stated on the label and carton after EXP.

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.

Shelf life after first opening the immediate packaging: 3 months.

Disposal: Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

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Packaging quantities

High density polyethylene squeeze dropper bottles, supplied in boxes of 1x15 ml, 10x15 ml, 1x25 ml or 1x100 ml. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

For animal treatment only. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. For external use only. To be used under veterinary supervision. To be supplied only on veterinary prescription.

Manufacturer responsible for the batch release: Dales Pharmaceuticals, Snaygill Industrial Estate, Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2RW.

Date of last review: July 2009

Marketing authorisation holder (if different from distributor)

Dechra Veterinary Products A/S, Mekuvej 9, DK-7171 Uldum, Denmark.

Marketing authorisation number

Vm 24883/4004.

GTIN (Global Trade Item No)

Canaural Ear Drops, Suspension for Dogs and Cats 15 ml:


Canaural Ear Drops, Suspension for Dogs and Cats 25 ml:


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  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Email: [email protected]

All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

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