Cats are known for being independent and taking care of themselves. For that reason, they are very appealing to have as pets if you are a busy person or simply like their personalities. But cats are not perfect, and they can have issues just like us. If your cat has a bacterial infection in the eye, they may need BNP ointment to help treat it. Your vet will be able to provide directions on how to apply BNP ointment.

What is BNP Ointment?

BNP Ointment is a sterile ointment used in cats and dogs to treat eye infections on the surface of the eyeball. Hydrocortisone is a component in B.N.P with Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment. Bacterial infections caused by bacteria may be treated with this combination of antibiotics. Cats can get bacterial infections from all types of sources, contaminated food or water, or from the environment. Your cat may experience eye discharge if they have an eye infection.

Possible Reactions

Allergic reactions in dogs and cats have been linked to the use of Neomycin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in the intestines. Therefore, cats should not be given neomycin-containing products unless authorized to. Itching, burning, and inflammation may also occur. Extended use of any antibiotic medication may cause additional side effects, including other infections, to occur. Discontinue use of the product and give proper treatment if you notice any of these clinical signs. The diagnosis and treatment should be reevaluated if the infection does not respond to treatment within two or three days.

Is BNP Ointment Safe?

The FDA has licensed it for use in treating animals, including dogs and cats. It is a prescription eye ointment that is accessible by prescription to treat bacterial infections of the eyelid and conjunctiva caused by microorganisms. Carefully following your vet’s instructions is key and will help ease the infection. In vitro culturing and susceptibility testing should be performed before starting therapy. Keep your hands and eyes away from the tube’s entrance to prevent contamination. If your pet’s symptoms do not improve or even worsen after a few days, see your veterinarian, or call Pet Poison Helpline® at (855) 764-7661.