Bitten ear / Polysporin question

Pixie66

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Hi there,
Chino's ear has a scab (right in the middle) with about 3 mm of redness around it. Spotted it yesterday's night. I considered putting Polysporin on, but saw (in other threads) that people say NOT to use Polysporin if it has pain relief med. Of course, this is the type I have. So instead we cleaned with a bit of soap and water (using a wet paper towel) and put some Vaseline. Chino, to our surprise, did not object at all. This morning the ear looks pretty much the same as it did yesterday. I still would like to put Polysporin on it. What is the risk if using the pain-relief Polysporin (black package)?
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The pain relief one is toxic to chins, it can make them sick or even kill them since it absorbs through the skin and it's dosage for humans not a small animal. If you want something more then Vaseline you can use Bag Balm, it's basically Vaseline with pet safe antiseptic, or you could use Blu-Kote which is an antibacterial and anti-fungal product.
 

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I don't recommend using vaseline or triple antibiotic. If you don't have the wound completely clean, then any kind of ointment like that just seals in bacteria. Instead, go with the Blu-Kote.
 

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Thank you so much, tunes & Amethyst!
Do you happen to know where can I find Blu-Kote in Canada (in a Chinchilla quantity :))?
 

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Thank you so much, tunes & Amethyst!
Do you happen to know where can I find Blu-Kote in Canada (in a Chinchilla quantity :))?
You can find Blu-Kote at any farm/livestock store. If you can find it, the liquid is better since you can use a q-tip to apply it, that stuff stains anything it touches violet.
 
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