Question by  VictoriaWallace (51)

What over the counter medicine can I use on a cat's wounds?


Answer by  Pumpkin1 (201)

Antibacterial soaps and antibiotic ointments can safely be used to clean a wound, bite or simple infection. Also hydrocortisone can be used in cats for insect bites, stings and hives.


Answer by  Tigerbelle (252)

Any mild antibacterial soap or antibacterial ointments that are considered non toxic on the label can be used on a pets superficial wounds. However, do take care to monitor your animal to make sure they are not licking the wounds.


Answer by  craftheart (392)

It is safe to use over the counter Betadine mixed with 2 quarts of water to dilute it. This solution can be used on your cat's wounds.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

If your cat has deep puncture, wide tear wounds, you need a vet. Otherwise wash with mild soap, disinfect with Witch Hazel(NOT alcohol)treat with Bag Balm and pure Aloe Vera.


Answer by  Aubs (1089)

You can actually use neosporin. My cat recently had a sore burst on his side and we have been putting neosporin (or generic brand) on it to relieve itching, soreness, and prevent infection.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

Any over the counter is likely to be safe, as long as the cat is not licking it. Most things like polysporin are petroleum based and thus you don't want your cat licking that.


Answer by  Ava (192)

Hydrogen peroxide is effective and inexpensive for treating wounds to the skin. Apply topically with a clean cotton ball. This treatment, applied daily, will heal cuts, abcesses, and many open wounds.


Answer by  cmkekbif (778)

You can use regular neosporin on a cats wounds if it is a skin wound. If the wound is serious, see your vet.


Answer by  justmesuzanne (625)

Hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle applied 2-4 times daily will help minor wounds heal and stay free from infection. For serious wounds, you must take your cat to the vet.


Answer by  Emr (698)

Rinse the wounds with warm water. If they aren't too deep, they'll heal fine. If they're deep, then take the cat to the vet. OTC medications don't do a whole lot of good, because the cat will just lick them off. Follow up with a vet, as cat skin heals so fast, they can get abscesses.

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