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Response to Sanity Claws (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 01:09 PM

5. Another vote for Neosporin

I've been using it on my cat without using a cone. The wound is on her head and she does wash her face now and then and must be ingesting a little bit of it, but she has been fine. But if the cat won't leave it alone and is constantly licking it, then use a cone for a few days. By the way, make sure you use the Neosporin that does not have the pain reliever in it as an extra ingredient. I have read that the regular stuff is the one you want to use on a pet.

I also second the advice about hydrogen peroxide: it can destroy skin, not heal it. My cat's wound got larger when I followed some bad advice to use it as a disinfectant! And this was advice given to me by my (now former) vet!

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Sanity Claws May 2013 OP
siligut May 2013 #1
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