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can i use Bacitracin zinc on a open wound on my cats

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Joan replied 8 years ago.


You can use a triple Antibiotic ointment like Neosporin , Polymycin, or Bacitrican, but you cannot use Zinc orZinc Oxide becuse of its toxictity to animals. Try cleaning with some Betadine first then use a triple Antibiotic ointment on the affected area for a cut or an abrassion. If the area is very deep you may have to have your Vet address the area, since cats are prone to abscesses. Joan

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
i do have triple antibiotic
Expert:  Joan replied 8 years ago.


Triple Antibiotic is fine and safe to use. Happy New year! Joan

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
ty very much and happy new year to u and all the one u love

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