can i put lotion on my cat

Body lotion

No, you shouldn’t slather Fluffy with your favorite moisturizer. Pets tend to lick off whatever is applied to their coat and some human skin lotions contain chemicals that shouldn’t be swallowed. Ingestion of moisturizers may cause drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea in pets.

My cat becomes agitated when I apply the medication.

Early on in the course of treatment, the affected area might still hurt, and/or the medication might temporarily cause some mild discomfort like burning or stinging.

Getting assistance holding your cat is usually a good idea, especially if you are applying medication to a sensitive or painful area. Using a warm towel to gently wrap the cat can help with restraint when applying lotions, creams, or ointments. Before giving your cat the medication, your veterinarian might advise using pheromone-type sprays, like Feliway®, to help calm them down. It could be easier to apply if you give your cat some extra-tasty treats to divert their attention.

Get in touch with your veterinarian if your cat is still acting very uncomfortable because more painkillers might be required.

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Among the things harmful to cats, the American Humane Association states the following:

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also says that:

Thus, generally speaking, you should be safe if the lotion is non-medicated. The cat shouldn’t likely get it frequently, but if they are just licking your skin after you’ve applied it and it’s absorbed, then everything should be fine.

But naturally, the first thing to do is to make sure the cat is safe and healthy if it suddenly seems sick after licking the lotion!

Ive switched to using coconut oil as a moisturizer. They LOVE to lick that off, but since some people use it to treat cats, it’s not harmful. (It’s not advised, but if they lick it off, there shouldn’t be an issue.)

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What is the difference between creams, ointments, and lotions?

Ointments, creams, and lotions are for external use only. Ointments have an oily base. Creams are non-greasy. Lotions are liquid preparations. The application process is similar with each preparation. The majority of topical preparations function best when applied after being softly massaged in for a short while.

Any of these external preparations should not be allowed to be licked or swallowed by your cat, as they may contain ingredients that could be dangerous if consumed. To reduce this issue, many veterinary formulations are made for quick absorption. Consult your veterinarian about any safety measures for the cream, lotion, or ointment your pet is using.

Certain veterinary preparations may cause skin or eye irritation in humans. Make sure you adhere to all application instructions for the product, including g. , using gloves, avoiding the eyes, etc.


What lotion can you use on cats?

DERMagic Skin Rescue Lotion is designed for safe, effective relief from all kinds of skin irritations(flea allergies, dermatitis, dry skin, hot spots, yeast). Skin Rescue Lotion also contains rosemary essential oil and sesame oil to disinfect the area and provide your pet with antibacterial support.

What is safe to put on cats skin?

Nutri-Vet Anti-Itch Spray gives your cat much-needed relief from minor skin irritations. This safe and convenient spray is veterinarian formulated to help soothe inflammation caused by insect bites, abrasions, hot spots, cuts, and allergic dermatitis.

Can I put Vaseline on my cat?

Original Vaseline is pure petroleum jelly, which is safe for external application on humans but also cats and dogs. One of the ways that owners use Vaseline on their cats is to apply it to cracked and dry paws. The moisturizing effects of the jelly help soothe and also enable the cracked paws to recover.