Message Number: YG7039 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-09-06 17:03:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Sore/Scrape on Ferret's Shoulder

My vet also indicates it's OK to use. I don't know the problem with
bacitracin, but I can't see where the tiniest amount that's used and
with only a film left on the skin could cause a problem. I could
understand if a large blob of it was ingested.

I'm interested in hearing what other vets have to say about it.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., shurcool@i... wrote:
> --- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Ferretwise <ferretwise@m...> wrote:
> > re: use of neosporin or any triple antibiotic -- please, BE VERY
> CAREFUL to guard against ingestion.
> Yikes!!! My vet has told me it's perfectly safe. I have used
> Neosporin on abrasions, redness (itchy) around stitches, etc. I
> use a dab and don't use it for any length of time. I have given up
> using it on Cedes' surgical area since he licks it off immediately.
> I would definitely recommend that it not be fed like NutriCal <g>.
> Please, Vets, give us your opinions. Please make other
> recommendations if Neosporin isn't safe.
> Thanks
> Katharine