Self-medicating your cat in certain cases can work out fine, but can you put Neosporin on a cat without putting their health at risk? We have been asked this by many of our readers, so we want to clarify whether or not it’s safe to use.
What is Neosporin?
Neosporin is a triple antibiotic ointment that is used to prevent infection. It helps to heal wounds more quickly through keeping them clean of bacterial infections and other ailments. While made for humans, it’s okay to use it on your cat in certain instances.
The ingredients are bacitracin, polymyxin and neomycin, which are all used for the treatment of burns, scrapes, and cuts, other than bacterial infections.
Treating an Infection With Neosporin
This is a very tricky situation. If you have not taken your cat to the vet yet, but you’ve noticed your cat has a minor infection happening as a result of a cut, Neosporin may be able to help.
However, if the swelling and the redness are too severe, Neosporin will not be able to help in this case.