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She has scratch a sore on her neck..wondering if I could use…

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She has scratch a sore on her neck..wondering if I could use neosporin on it?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name and age?

Hannah, she’s a year old

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Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help with this concern about Hannah.

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A small amount of Neosporin can be used to treat skin wounds on a cat but care should be taken that you only use a small amount. You want it to be absorbed and don't want her to lick it off since it might cause gi upset (drooling and vomiting).

Another excellent product for just about any issue involving a cat's skin will be Vetericyn Spray which will be safe if ingested. It may be available at local pet/grain stores or can be purchased online.

I'd treat at least twice a day for 5-7 days; if you don't see improvement, then a vet visit might be a good idea.

I hope this helps, Deb

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