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Can you put triple antibiotic ointment on a kitten?

Can you put triple antibiotic ointment on a kitten?

Unfortunately there is no over the counter alternative to Neosporin in cats. They can prescribe the right antibiotic ointment for your cat’s scrape. In the event that your vet discovers that your cat’s minor cut or scrape isn’t so minor after all, you’re already in the right place to have it addressed.

Is Walgreens triple antibiotic the same as Neosporin?

Triple antibiotic ointment is the same as Neosporin and contains bacitracin along with two other antibiotics, polymyxin, and neomycin.

What can I use instead of triple antibiotic?

The best treatment for minor cuts and scrapes is simple cleaning and bandaging. Use of creams, ointments, etc. is rarely of any use. Second, if you insist on using an antibiotic cream, use one that does not contain Neomycin. We recommend over-the-counter Bacitracin or Amerigel.

Why is triple antibiotic bad?

Triple Antibiotic side effects Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. A rare but serious side effect of neomycin is hearing loss, which has occurred in people using other forms of neomycin.

Is Neosporin safe for kittens?

With veterinarian approval, it is fine to use Neosporin on dogs. However, Neosporin should not be used on cats because of the potential of a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction.

What can I use if I don’t have Neosporin?

Alternatives. Petroleum jelly products, such as Vaseline, can be good alternatives to bacitracin or Neosporin. The jelly keeps wounds from drying out, which can prevent or ease itching and other unpleasant symptoms.

How to treat cat bites and cat bite infections?

I kept the punctures clean and smeared with a triple-antibiotic ointment, and I changed the bandages twice per day — keeping a close eye on the brewing cat bite infection to make sure it didn’t get worse. After a few days the swelling went down, the redness receded and the area became less tender. I was lucky.

Can You take Your Dog and cat to Walgreens?

Walgreens primarily carries medications for dogs and cats, and we stock our pharmacies with the top products your pet needs to stay healthy! * Restrictions apply. See for more information.

Is there an over the counter alternative to Neosporin for cats?

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.

How long does it take to get a pet prescription at Walgreens?

Ordering your pet medications is easy. Just send the prescription to your local Walgreens or bring it in person. Our pharmacies are stocked with the top pet medications, and if we don’t have it in stock then we can easily order and fill the prescription within two business days.