Q: Tenactin on Animals?

October 23, 2012 | By Jillian | 2 answers | Expired: 780 days ago


Is it really okay to put Tenactin on a cat knowing she'll lick it off or is an e-collar a must? A vet recommended this for her ringworm in place of sulphur dips, but I don't want to permanently e-collar her until it clears up.

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Oct 23, 2012

Most of the people I know use a collar if applying Tinactin or some other anti-fungal in areas that the cat could lick but I think that was to keep them from removing the medicine more than being a danger to them. I don't think ingesting a little of it will hurt them, but I don't know what "a little" is. Given their small size, I might err on the side of caution and use a collar or find another product. I do know that with other OTC treatments, like Clotrimazole, it's recommended that it be kept away from the mouth to avoid ingestion because of its potential toxicity.

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Oct 23, 2012

I would rather do some type of collar than something she can lick off but I see your issue with the collar I don't know what to say except they always say the vet or doctor knows best with people and animals but you know yourself better than your doctor does and you also know your dog better than the vet does you know what will work best cause you know what your dog will tolorate the best, The vets told me to only ever feed Shorty sience diet but he always ate like he was starving to death so I switched to Innova he seems to be fine as long as the food has no corn and has lots of fruits and veggies in it if it has more meat than fruit and veggies he seems to get sick unless it is sience diet and then he is starving as for treatment for worms when Abby had worms she had the ones that look like grains of rice she had to be on antibiotics until they were gone and she would not stop chewing what we did was held our hands over where she was chewing and told her no and turned her head away from that area then reward her when she did not chew or stopped chewing with treats you can also get them to stop chewing by giving them a rawhyde somtimes they will be more interested in that than chewing or playing with you Skitters use to stop when we would give her rawhydes, it is the same with cats too Teddy stopped chewing when she got catnip Shorty will stop if he gets attention gets brushed or gets kitty treats or his soft food sometimes he will even stop just to be able to play with a new toy good luck I hope this helps some!

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