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Our vet has perscribed Fucidin ointment for our dog. I notice

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Our vet has perscribed "Fucidin" ointment for our dog. I notice that this is for humans. Is it alright to use it?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the question Rusty.

Vets quite often prescribe human products for animals, antibiotics for example are often the same for both dogs and humans. I guess this is Fucidin Ointment you have been given the active ingredient of which is fucidic acid : LINK

This is no problem, I have frequently used veterinary products such as Fuciderm which also contains fucidic acid. Here is a link to the veterinary data sheet of Fuciderm. : LINK

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