Bactine antibiotic ointment for cats
Bactine should not be used on deep wounds that go into muscle tissue, as tetracyclines are contraindicated in these type of wounds, since tetracyclines will cause damage to muscle tissues. No, you do not need to seperate them or anything like that.
Bactine is an antibiotic ointment, and shouldn’t cause any problems if you put it on other cats as long as they’re healthy and not fighting with each other. Yes you should always consult your vet before giving your kitties different medications or first aid treatments. You can buy bactine from walmart or any drug store around you, in the section where there are band aids in jars etc…
Your cat has a major infection?
Antibiotics are required for your cat? Maximum strength antibiotic ointment contains five percent neomycin sulfate, one percent polymyxin B sulfate, and five percent bacitracin zinc; however some brands may contain additional ingredients such as hydrocortisone. Maximum strength antibiotic ointment can be used on dogs and horses as well as cats, although there may be some mild side effects or allergies that will need to be taken care of.
Cats have a very short gastrointestinal tract
This makes it difficult for any orally administered medication to make it’s way through the digestive system without causing harm to the cat before the medicine has had time to work. It really is best to use either injectable antibiotics such as penicillin, or topical (applied directly to the skin) antibiotic therapy rather than oral medications whenever possible. Cats who could benefit from this type of therapy include those with tooth root abscesses, post-surgical wounds and infected ears (otitis).
Topical antibiotics are applied directly to the skin over an infected wound. These medications are designed to be absorbed deeply into tissues so they avoid many of the side effects seen with other types of antibiotics. Topical antibiotics have no effect on internal infections, however, and your cat will still require additional treatment if there is a serious infection present in his blood or lymph system.
Topical antibiotic ointment for cats
The medication should not be used on any deep wounds that go into muscle tissue because tetracycline can cause damage to muscle tissues. Tetracycline is not to be used on pregnant cats, either. The drug should never be given to animals who are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients it contains.
The best choice in this case would probably be bactroban (mupirocin) cream which you can purchase at your local pharmacy without a prescription. It comes in 2-gram tubes and is very easy apply directly onto the wound. Be sure to wash your hands well after applying topical medications around your cat’s mouth or nose since they will likely try to lick at it once it has been applied. If possible, remove food and water before administering systemic antibiotics as well as topical treatment because these medications often cause vomiting and diarrhea if given along with food. It is important to follow up with your vet in 2-3 days or sooner if you notice any changes in your cat’s condition.