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Is there any kind of over the counter medication safe for cats? We do our best to keep their back claws short, but they still seem to scratch themselves to leave cuts in their neck. They do not have fleas, and aren't really scratching a huge amount. Maybe neosporin or something similar any opinions?
The best first aid to clean minor wounds is povidone-iodine like Betadine.
Do not use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.
You can apply an anti-bacterial ointment like Bacatracin or Neosporin, but don't use it on deep wounds that may need to drain and don't use it on wounds that the cats can reach or they will lick it all off.
Our cat seemed to be scratching excessively. We found out that his anal gland was not emptying as it should be, so we get the vet to do it about every five weeks. We weren't willing to do it ourselves... Besides, he weighs over 14.5 pounds (and he's not fat) and it sometimes takes two people to hold him while the third one does the deed.
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