Can you put neosporin on your kitty?


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  • #28825
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    2bpurring
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    Need answer as quick as possible…

    #448234
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    Crazycatman – CA
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    Hi 2B!! I’m pretty sure you can.

    #448235
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    AV
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    I’d be afraid to put it where they could lick it….. I don’t think it would be wise for them to ingest……

    #448236
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    2bpurring
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    Thanks CCM and AV!!! Coworker came to me with emergency question, he had run home at break and kitty had scratched herself pretty good. He put some on her, then on the way back realized that he had never put it on kitty before and wondered if it was okay!

    #448237
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    Tigerlilly
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    I think I would stay away from the neosporin plus pain relief combo. Plain neosporin I believe is OK

    #448238
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    2bpurring
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    Thanks, he said it was the plain kind and he has a collar on her so she doesn’t lick it!!

    #448239
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    mollycat71
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    My vet recommends just putting aloe vera on cats. It is perfectly organic and if they lick and swallow it it is ok. When Wilma ate my shoes and had an intestinal blockage she had a BIG incision. I had to rub aloe vera on her incision 2X per day. She kept biting it and making it bleed. This helped with itching and made her tummy soft. Wilma now sees me get out the aloe vera and dramatically “throws” herself on the floor waiting for a belly rub with aloe!

    #448240
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    2bpurring
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    Awwwww..how cute!!! I will recommend that if he has aloe that he uses that instead. I have tons of aloe in front of my house…I’ll keep that in mind! Thanks MC

    #448241

    Hi All, I put neosporin or the facsimile of neosporin on my cats when they have a cut or injury. My vet said it was safe. I do not use the pain relief ones, just the plain ole basic triple antibiotic ointment. If one of my cats has a puncture wound from a fight or the such, the ointment encourages licking which is not a bad thing, it helps open the wound so that it may drain. I always keep triple antibiotic ointment (same as neosporin) in the medicine cabinet for the canines, felines, and hoomans.

    #448242

    And, it does not hurt them to lick it off.

    #448243
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    AZDEBRA 5/27 & crew
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    It doesn’t hurt them, I use neosporin for everything, its so sad lol!

    #448244
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    2bpurring
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    Thanks for the info TF…I will relay your info on to my coworker.

    #448245
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    mollycat71
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    Thanks for that, I will remember neo is ok for kitties. Sometimes they get a little rowdy with each other and an ear gets nicked and bleeds. Great info to have!

    #448246
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    I definitely use neosporin on the cats. Poor Tuffy has awful skin problems from time to time and it really takes the fire out of it fast….within a couple of days it’s gone. Used it on an open abscess on Shady beneath his ear recently and it cleared up beautifully. =)

    #448247
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    I use it, too, if the boys have gotten a bit too rough in a fight. They don’t mind.

    #448248
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    Marnet
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    My vet has me use the cream version of antibiotic rather than the ointment version. Ointment is clear and greasy. Cream is white and creamy.

    The ingredients read the same so I’ve never understood the difference in grease versus cream from that or why one is better for the cats than the other, but that’s what I’ve been directed to do by my vet.

    I like the aloe vera suggestion though. Think I’ll find some to keep Mandi scar doctored!

    #448249
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    Do not give your cat “Aloe vera” it is very Toxic to Cats and dog’s

    if ingested it will cause Vomiting, depression, diarrhea, anorexia, tremors, change in urine color. If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*

    #448250
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    AV
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    Good advise, gang!

    #448251
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    SoxsMom
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    http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plants/aloe.aspx

    http://www.ehow.com/facts_5822391_cats-aloe-plants.html

    Although aloe vera is listed as toxic it doesn’t seem to be leathal. Glad no one got sick on it!

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