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neosporin and stitches in dog
picturemom2 posted:
our lab just received 7 stitches last night and it;s in an area he really cant' reach. the problem is it really starting to bother him alot and i feel like maybe neosporin might help ease his problem. the er doctor said to just clean it with peroxide and give antibiotic, but it really looks like he is trying to "itch" the area, even going as far as to bump into furniture to get to the area!! Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
delight203 responded:
Hello! When my dog was spayed, my vet recommended to put neosporin on the stitches area. I think it helped some in terms of healing and keeping infection risk down. I don't see why it would be a problem to use neosporin, it isn't like you would put a whole tube of it on the stitches in one sitting, so I don't see what the problem would be, but I am not a vet. I would definitely keep an eye on the area though, if it is red, inflamed, any kind of oozing, those are all signs of infections. Good luck!


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