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Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by Marlow cat, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Marlow cat

    Marlow cat Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Howdy. Our cat Marlow might have a slight eye infection. He has a little bit of tearing and slightly colored discharge from his left eye. Is it okay to give him polysporin antibiotic eye drops even though it's for humans? Thanks.
     

  2. miagi's_mommy

    miagi's_mommy TCS Member Top Cat

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    I wouldn’t. He needs to see a vet for eye ointment made for cats.
     
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  3. Jesset1977

    Jesset1977 TCS Member Kitten

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    I use terramycin with mine. Never had an issue. You can find it at tractor supply here. Takes about 3 days to notice a difference.
     

  4. Jesset1977

    Jesset1977 TCS Member Kitten

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    It's an ointment and not fun to apply. Definitely not a good idea to give human meds to animals. I understand they are the same but dosages are wayyy different and hard to measure out.
     
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  5. verna davies

    verna davies TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I had to give my cat eye ointment for several months and the specialist told me a good way of doing it. Put the required ointment on the end of a damp cotton bud and wipe it on the bottom lid. It is a lot easier and eliminates contamination of the tube.
     
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  6. Marlow cat

    Marlow cat Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Thanks for your replies and help. When i searched the net i found a medicine for cats that had the same ingredients at the same concentrations as the polysporin so we are going to try it. We will watch carefully for any adverse reaction.
     

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