Can I put Neosporin on my dog's ears?

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The Short Answer is Yes, Neosporin is Safe for Pets.

The long answer is; the regular strength first aid ointment is perfectly safe to use on pets with minor cuts, scrapes or abrasions.

It is for external use and should never be used inside of ears, in eyes or on large deep wounds.

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If your dog allows it, you can use a moistened cotton ball to gently wipe debris out of the ears. If the backs of your dog's ears are irritated and missing hair, you can gently apply some over the counter triple antibiotic ointment such as Neosporinยฎ.
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The Short Answer is Yes, Neosporin is Safe for Pets.

The long answer is; the regular strength first aid ointment is perfectly Safe to use on Pets with minor cuts, scrapes or abrasions.

It is for external use and should never be used inside of ears, in eyes or on large deep wounds.

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The Short Answer is Yes, Neosporin is Safe for Pets.

The long answer is; the regular strength first aid ointment is perfectly safe to use on pets with minor cuts, scrapes or abrasions.

It is for external use and should never be used inside of ears, in eyes or on large deep wounds.

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Neosporin and dogs are not always a great mix.

The first reaction for most dogs after applying antibiotic ointment is to lick it off.

If your dog ingested Neosporin, it is unlikely he will experience any harmful side effects, however it won't be effective for wound management if it is immediately removed like this.

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Neosporin is fine to use on your dog for very minor cuts and scrapes โ€” it can help prevent bacterial infections and can keep your dog from scratching, licking, or biting at the wound site while it heals. Make sure he or she doesn't lick off the ointment after you've applied it, and your pup should be fine.
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My dog ingested Neosporin! If applied in a place where a dog's tongue can easily lick it, it's also unlikely to do your dog any good.

In its regular-strength formula, even if a dog should somehow manage to squeeze out and ingest an entire tube, the worst you're likely to experience is temporary vomiting or diarrhea.

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When ingested in large amounts, Neosporin and similar antibiotics can cause dangerous side effects including gastrointestinal upset, vomiting, diarrhea, skin lesions, and seizures.

If you want to avoid the risk for poisoning altogether, go with a dog-friendly alternative called Vetericyn.

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