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Is polysporin cream safe for cats?

Is polysporin cream safe for cats?

To be safe, it is best to avoid using any polysporin or related ointments, drops or sprays in cats. Similarly, avoid polysporin use in rabbits and ferrets because they can develop serious body organ disturbances if the product is licked off their fur and ingested.

Is polysporin toxic to cats?

NEVER give an animal any medication without checking with a veterinarian. Many human medications (including Tylenol and Advil) can be harmful and even fatal to dogs and cats. This includes medicated creams such as Polysporin! It costs nothing to call us to check!

Is topical antibiotic ointment safe for cats?

Do not apply ointments, creams, disinfectants, or any other chemicals to the wound (unless directed by your veterinarian), as they can interfere with its eventual healing.

Will triple antibiotic ointment hurt a cat?

The Short Answer is Yes, Neosporin is Safe for Pets The description of “triple antibiotic” refers to the 3 antibiotic agents found in any brand of triple antibiotic first aid ointment Bacitracin, Neomycin, and Polymyxin B.

Is it safe to use Polysporin on cats?

Polysporin is usually safe to use on a cat. However, if a cat grooms herself and ingests the polysporin it can cause stomach upset causing vomiting and diarrhea. Also, if you use a type of polysporin that contains pramoxine (a local anesthetic) it can be toxic. With that being said, however, I do not find that polysporin works well on animals.

Is it safe to give Neosporin to cats?

For these reasons, despite the fact that Neosporin is technically safe for topical use in cats, it is not actually recommended for use in cats. The Animal Poison Control Center lists it as a medication that is toxic to pets. 1 

Are there any human medications that are safe for cats?

While veterinarians do use some human medications to treat animals, it’s important to remember that not all drugs meant to treat people are safe for cats, and even the ones that are may only be safe at extremely controlled doses. Their safety may also be affected by individual patient concerns such as age and concurrent illness.

Is there an over the counter alternative to Neosporin?

Unfortunately there is no over the counter alternative to Neosporin in cats. However, there are veterinary specific ointments that can be prescribed in place of Neosporin. If your cat has a minor cut or scrape, schedule an appointment for your cat to be looked over by your vet. They can prescribe the right antibiotic ointment for your cat’s scrape.