Nitrofurazone Ointment for Cats and Dogs
Nitrofurazone is a prescription antibiotic ointment that is applied topically to the skin. It works in the treatment and prevention of infections caused by bacteria when applied to wounds, burns, lacerations, cutaneous ulcers, and other skin conditions. If your pet has a skin wound or condition, your veterinarian may prescribe a topical ointment such as Nitrofurazone.
What you should know about Nitrofurazone Ointment:
- Talk with your pet’s veterinarian before applying this medication, and follow their specific instructions for use.
- Read and follow the prescription label carefully for storage information, possible side effects, and drug interactions.
- Wear gloves when applying this product and wash hands thoroughly after each use.
- Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
- Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian.
Resistance is a major concern when giving antibiotics. Resistance occurs when bacteria survive and mutate and are then able to survive even after antibiotics are given. To help avoid any resistance, it is important to give antibiotics as they are prescribed for as long as they are prescribed even if your pet is looking and feeling better.