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can i use neosporin on my dog or is there a better way to heal

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can i use neosporin on my dog or is there a better way to heal a cut?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 6 years ago.
Hello. Thanks for writing in. Where is the cut located? How deep is the cut?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The cut is on her back just above her hip bones.
Expert:  Dr. John replied 6 years ago.
It is a deep cut or very superficial?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It isn't deep just superficial.
Expert:  Dr. John replied 6 years ago.
Thanks for the information. As long as the cut is superficial, it is okay to use Neosporin on the wound. A deeper cut may require stitches, but that doesn't sound like that is the case here. Neosporin usually heals it up well, just keep Simone from licking on it. If she licks on the cut often, she can make it very irritated and infected. Dogs have a tendency to try and lick any topical medications you put on them. It is not toxic if they lick it off, but it won't work well either. After applying the ointment, I would distract her with some food, playtime or a walk to allow it time to dry. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope this helps.
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