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Polysporin safe for dogs?

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Are you gonna- eat that?
Barked: Thu Sep 8, '05 10:50am PST 
Can I used polysporin on some sores that my dog has? She keeps scratching them, and they are getting much worse. She's on an oral antibiotic, but I'd like to put something on them to maybe provide a bit of relief.

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Barked: Thu Sep 8, '05 11:09am PST 
You probably could use it 'safely', but I wouldn't recommend it to any area the dog can lick.

Are you gonna- eat that?
Barked: Thu Sep 8, '05 11:10am PST 
No, she can't lick it there at all, thanks smile

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Barked: Thu Sep 8, '05 7:04pm PST 
My vet and surgeon both have had Mom us a triple antibiotic like Neosporin on me. She picked up the "pain relief" type so that after she rubs it on, it helps it not hurt so I won't be tempted to lick. I wouldn't put it on where you can lick it though.

She's been using the same on my pins in my leg since my surgery. It's helped the wounds and incision heal nicely.

Smoke, still has to wear his e-collar to keep from licking