Quale unguento antibiotico è sicuro per i gatti? Leggere prima di applicare


If your cat got into a scuffle with another cat or wound up with a few scratches from another incident, you may be wondering what antibiotic ointment is safe for cats.  Asking this question and doing some research, like you’re doing right here, is a good idea.  Medications that humans are able to use are not always safe for our pets, and the same can be true for antibiotic ointments.  Continue reading, and I’ll share more about using antibiotic ointments on your cat.

Una breve nota

Prima di iniziare a discutere di unguenti antibiotici, se il tuo gatto è stato morso da un altro gatto, consultare immediatamente un medico. 

I gatti hanno molti batteri in bocca.  If a cat bites another cat (or if they mordere un essere umano), i batteri possono causare ascessi o infezioni muscolari senza cure e farmaci adeguati).

Posso usare un unguento antibiotico umano sul mio gatto?

Posso usare un unguento antibiotico umano sul mio gatto?

If your cat has a large wound, don’t try to treat it yourself.  Portali dal tuo veterinario per ottenere le cure di cui hanno bisogno.

Even if the wound is smaller, consulting your vet is a good idea.  They know your cat and her history. Because of this, they will be able to offer more tailored advice regarding the best treatment options. 

However, if you need to treat the wound and can’t – or don’t want to – reach out to their vet, some human antibiotic ointments may be safe to use.

We’ll take a look at some of the most common human antibiotic ointments in the next few sections. Then, we’ll discuss whether they are safe to use on a cat. 

Regardless of which ointment you decide to try, it is important to make sure that your cat can’t lick the ointment off.  Doing so could be dangerous, plus she could open the wound back up.

To stop her from being able to reach the wound, you’ll need to use an Elizabethan collar.  E-collari o coni di vergogna are other names for an Elizabethan collar. They go around the cat’s neck and head. This keeps the cat from being able to lick or bite at the other areas of their body.

Va bene mettere Neosporin su un gatto?

Proprio come potresti chiederti se lo sia sicuro per dare al tuo animale domestico Calpol, potresti anche voler sapere se puoi mettere Neosporin sulla loro ferita. 

Let’s explore cos'è la neosporina and the different ingredients found in it. This will help us better understand whether it is safe to use on a cat’s wound.

Neosporin is a brand name for a triple antibiotic ointment from Johnson & Johnson.  As you may suspect after hearing that it is a triple antibiotic ointment, three different antibiotic ointments are in Neosporin: neomicina, bacitracina, e polimixina B.

While Neosporin could potentially be used topically safely on a cat’s wound, you will have to be absolutely certain that your cat won’t be able to lick at it and ingest any of the ointment.  According to the Animal Poison Control Center, Neosporin è un farmaco tossico per gli animali.  It should not be ingested and could lead to severe side effects or even death if it is ingested.  

Inoltre, alcuni gatti possono essere allergici alla polimixina B, one of the three ointments used to make Neosporin.  If your cat is allergic to polymyxin B, they could have an allergic reaction. This could include a very severe reaction that may lead to shock anafilattico.

Va bene mettere Neosporin su un gatto?

Va bene usare la bacitracina sui gatti?

bacitracina is one of the three antibiotic ointments that make up Neosporin.  You can also find bacitracin sold as a single ointment, not as a part of Neosporin. 

As with Neosporin, if you want to use bacitracin on your cat it is a good idea to contact your vet for their advice.  If you do decide to use it on a wound, be sure to use an Elizabethan collar to prevent your cat from being able to lick the wound  

La polisporina è sicura da leccare per i gatti?

No, polisporina non è sicuro che i gatti lecchino. 

La polisporina, chiamata anche polimixina B, è uno dei tre unguenti presenti nella neosporina. 

Come ho condiviso sopra, è tossico per gli animali domestici, secondo l'Animal Poison Control Center. Ciò significa che i gatti potrebbero subire una reazione grave o addirittura morire se lo ingeriscono.

La vaselina è sicura per i gatti?

Sì, Vaselina is safe to use on cats.  However, you should still discourage your cat from trying to eat or lick it. 

Use an Elizabethan collar if you need to put Vaseline on your cat’s wound and want to try to stop her from licking it.

gli antibiotici sono generalmente dannosi per i gatti

Utilizzo di unguenti antibiotici sui gatti

If your cat has a wound, the safest option is to contact their veterinarian.  They can offer advice regarding which antibiotic ointment they think is best for your cat, or they may even prescribe something designed specifically for cats. 

If you choose to use Neosporin or another over-the-counter ointment designed for humans, remember to make sure that your cat isn’t able to lick the area by using an Elizabethan collar to block your cat’s access. 

Alcuni unguenti possono essere pericolosi e potrebbero potenzialmente portare a gravi allergie o addirittura shock anafilattico e morte.


Quale antibiotico viene utilizzato per le ferite del gatto?

The type of antibiotic or antibiotic ointment used for a cat wound can vary based on the injury and the vet’s recommendations.  Some different types of oral antibiotics that your vet may prescribe include ampicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanate, cefovecin, or cefazolin.  Your vet may also recommend a topical antibiotic powder or ointment.

Cosa posso mettere su una macchia cruda sul mio gatto?

If your cat has a raw spot, contact their veterinarian.  If the spot is large, the vet may want to see your cat. This way they can ensure that the wound gets properly cared for.  They may recommend using an antibiotic powder or ointment.  If the cat will be able to lick the wound or the antibiotic, be sure to put an Elizabethan collar on her to prevent her from being able to do so.