Can You Put Neosporin In A Cats Eyes For An Infection?

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I cured my cat's eye infection with regular neosporin.  I have used neosporin on my own eyes for pink eye, and it has always worked.  I know that the bacteria that cause human pink eye are of the same type that cause pink eye in cats, so why wouldn't neosporin work for a cat eye infection?  Well I was right.  I cured my cat's pink eye by applying neosporin twice a day for a few days.  Not everyone has $75 to $100 dollars to spend for a vet visit, especially if it is something that you can treat at home.
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Myrta Hill
Myrta Hill commented
most of the vccinations are 12$ and under antibiotics are about 20$ and under there
Myrta Hill
Myrta Hill commented
oh and please spay and neuter FIV and Feline AIDS are on the rise.
Linda Muck
Linda Muck commented
Myrta Hill what is the name of the eye ointment at the coop?
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I put it on my kitten's eyes with a q-tip 3 times a day for 3 days and the infection (leaky discharge from the eye and crustiness) cleared up at the end of the 3rd day.   I used just enough to fit on the tip of a cotton swab.
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I started puting it on a kittens eye last night.  This morning there was a HUGE improvement.  I am going to continue to use it 3 times a day for 3 days.  Neosporin worked for me.  I used the original formula.  The kittens eye had a yellowish discharge and a little swelling that was getting bad.  He was found under the crawl space in my home.  The vet wanted a $45 office visit fee and $25 for the ointment.  I fixed it for $5.
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I know several people who use neosporin (not the pain relief kind) in their cats eyes when needed so I tried it and it worked.  There is no way I'm taking every cat to the vet that someone dumps in my yard! Do some research, use common sense and proceed with caution with home remedies.  They've been working for many years!
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As a young eyeliner sharing teen, I kept getting pink eye (conjunctivitis) and my mom kept bringing in prescriptions to the pharmacist. The pharmacist suggest she just buy a tube of original Neosporin & some Bausch & Lomb eye cleanser to use in the morning & before bed. It cured the pink eye every time. Years later I used it on cats.

Wipe your cats eye down with a moist warm cosmetic pad (squeeze excess water out), and swipe some Neosporin over the lid. 3 times a day is optimal. Always clean the cats eye before applying to rid of excess discharge & old Neosporin traces. Do not buy Neosporin with any added pain relievers or extras. Do not buy generic Neosporin unless it has the same exact ingredients as the Neosporin & all will be well.

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Jos Bucvarfer answered

Always amuses me when people say no, don't use otc neosporin. Go get a prescription for neosporin that costs 10 times as much, but has exactly the same ingredients, in exactly the same quantities. Apparently the ophthalmic is "guaranteed to be sterile." Tell me this. What exactly isn't sterile in an antibiotic, antifungal? If it weren't sterile, why would you apply it to an open wound? It's a marketing ploy, and it's a sham. The only difference between the opthalmic and the otc, is the presence or lack of petroleum. Any HONEST doctor will tell you to go ahead and use the OTC if you're in a bind. Even for the eyes, although not directly in the eye. Use a q-tip and apply on the upper and lower eye lids, as well as a dab in the corner of the eye(nearest your nose/tear duct.) It took two applications to clear both my own, and my dogs conjunctivitis(pink eye). As with any antibiotic, it is absolutely critical to continue application several times after symptoms have cleared to ensure complete eradication.

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Steve Shine answered

Took my kitten to the doctor, as the kitten was very sick with pinkeye and an upper-respiratory infection and I was very nervous. The doctor gave me amoxicillin and triple antibiotic ointment--the same stuff I had at home already (bought fish amoxocillin a week back).

Just for reference, my kitten was around 2 pounds and is seven weeks old. The doctor had me give her 0.2 ml of the amoxocillin twice a day and the triple antibiotic ointment at the same time, twice a day.

Kitten is much, much better. Thought I'd add that Neosporin (without the plus, just regular) is the same exact thing the vet gave me. Same exact thing.

Don't let fear get in the way. Triple antibiotic ointment is fine to use in and around you cats eyes. There's a lot of disinformation on the internet and I'm glad this site has multiple people setting the record straight.

By the way, the amoxicilin the vet gave me is liquid, 50 mg per ml. I have 250 ml pills at home and could have dissolved each pill in 5 ml of water and had the exact same dose.

Lastly, I'm very happy I went to the vet. This information is invaluable and while I did not really have the money for the visit, I'm delighted with the result going forward, especially given that my anxiety and concern has been alleviated.

Hope this helps!

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Gail Page answered

My Cat is 17 years old, He is part of our family and loved very much. We do not have the money to bring him to the vet, as I am a cancer patient  and my husband has heart trouble.

Our cat lost so much weight that you can see his bones and I started blending his food. He does eat better and still drinks water. One of his eyes look bad. He does not meow or purr much any more you have to really listen you hear him. Any thoughts on this? Please help me out...Thank you so much..

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Myrta Hill
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Unfortunately I had a cat  that that did the same thing. Theres nothing you can do but put them out of their misery cats stop eating and stuff due to pain either from severe arthritis or their organs are failing due to old age usually it is the latter of the two. I recommend a quarter baby aspirin this takes 24 hrs to take effect as cats metabolize it differently. give him it every 2 days and add in a copper supplement in his food from a vitamin store. If you dont see improvement your kitty is probably just reached that point in life we all get to when our bodies shut down so we can pass away
jennifer sniffen
jennifer sniffen commented
i just found this post and i'm hoping your cat is doing ok! just a suggestion...call the american cancer society and ask them for any resources on assistance with veterinary care....they are a HUGE resource for cancer patients and will give you an overwhelming amount of information on every type of assistance you could ever ask for, phone numbers, contact names etc... i reached out to them when my father was diagnosed with tongue cancer and he received assistance till disability came through, along with where to get his feeding tube food for free, etc...im sure there's a program for pet owners with cancer...as many vets out there who are just in it for the money, there's more than donate their time to good causes as well!
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My child was very often sick with bronchitis, pneumonia, laryngitis. Every time they were treated with antibiotics (www.nextdaypharm.com/antibiotics_drugs_online/) Until a complete examination was completed and one doctor did not find out that the cause was chlamydia, which my husband and I did not have. Under the guidance of this doctor healed. Now the child is healthy and full of energy

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Patty Grace answered
I wouldn't put anything in the eyes until you consult a vet. In fact you need to be very careful with any human over counter medicines, and always check with your vet to make sure that it's safe. Some human meds can cause serious health issues in animals.
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Ellen S answered
Over-the-counter neosporin is NOT meant for eyes - human or cats.  You need an opthalmic ointment, or else a systemic antibiotic.  TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET.  He will advise you on what to do.

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