Can I Put Neosporin On My Dogs Wound?


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Jeromeproofer Penn Profile
In theory there is no particular reason why one cannot use Neosporin on a dog's cut or wound. However, the manufacturers themselves emphasize that the drug has been developed specifically for human use. They advise that you consult your vet first before using it on a pet. If you are uncertain or unsure about anything relating to its use, then you can check the manufacturer's frequently asked questions by visiting One thing to make sure of is that your dog does not lick the antibiotics as this could cause them to become ill. The best course of action would be to bandage the wound thoroughly after applying the Neosporin so that neither the wound nor the ointment is exposed and your dog cannot touch it directly.
Neosporin is an over the counter topical antibiotic owned by the Johnson and Johnson company. It is used in the prevention and fighting of infection and speeding the healing of wounds.
The three main antibiotics that make up the original ointment are bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B. Some people have been known to have an allergic reaction to neocymin, so this is something that you should bear in mind before taking the decision to use the antibiotic on your pet.
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Anonymous answered
Neosporin is an antibiotics and can be used in dogs and cats. It is available for oral and topical use in both human and animals. You can apply cream or ointment of this antibiotic on your dogs wound 2-3 times a day depending upon severity. Please note that your dog can lick this drug, so, take preventive measures to avoid licking.
Jewelly A. Shetka Profile
Stitches need to stay dry.  Only put on what the vet says to
and if he/she doesn't give you anything, don't experiment.
Karen Profile
Karen answered
I do!!! She's five and hasn't died yet.....

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