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My female bichon also has warts. We had about eight removed

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Hi, my female bichon also has warts. We had about eight removed last year she is getting a few more she seems to chew and lick the ones that she can reach. Is neosporin safe to put on them if she licks and chews? Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  nekovet replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
In regards ***** ***** question, you can salt water bathe these to keep infection away if she is chewing/licking them. And that can be done a few times daily Otherwise, you can apply Neosporin but we need to block her access to them until it has been absorbed/dried (since it will do no good otherwise and isn't ideal for them to ingest regularly). Therefore, you may want to apply this when she will be distracted (ie before meals or a walk). Or you may need to have her wear an e-collar or baby tshirt until the Neosporin has absorbed.
I hope this information is helpful.
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All the best,
Dr. B.
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