Can you use human Neosporin on dogs? As a general rule, it is best to not use medications on your dog without first consulting with your veterinarian. While Neosporin is considered safe for minor cuts and scrapes, it is not the best treatment option.
What happens if a dog licks Neosporin? “The main concern regarding ingestion of Neosporin is the potential impact to the GI flora (normal gut bacteria), resulting in GI upset such as vomiting and diarrhea,” explains Dr. Grimmett. “A second potential cause of GI upset would be the lubricant base, which could also give them diarrhea, etc.”
What ointment is safe for dogs? Topical antibiotic ointment. Neosporin® is a common topical antibiotic used on minor cuts and scrapes. This ointment is pretty safe in dogs and should be in every first aid kit.
What can you put on a wound on a dog? Apply an antibacterial ointment to the wound. Triple antibiotic ointments containing bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B are widely available. AVOID any product that contains a corticosteroid like hydrocortisone.