Is Germolene Safe For Dogs

Germolene is okay for dogs and is well used by several dog owners. However, I recommend long-term use using an antiseptic cream made for dogs; it saves you unnecessary worrying. However, in the meantime, use Germolene or Sudocrem if your dog has a sore now.

What if a dog licks Sudocrem?

If your dog licks and ingests a large amount of Sudocrem, they could come down with zinc toxicosis. This could have dangerous results and worsen the situation. Sudocrem is considered safe for dogs but you should be careful in how you use it. Many veterinarians recommend this product for use.

When And Where To Use Germolene On A Dog

If you do want to use Germolene on your dog, its essential you do so properly.

There are some areas for instance in which are not suitable altogether for this cream.

Here are the recommendations of where you can and should not apply:

Where You Can Apply Where You Should Not Apply
Tail (including the base) Nose
Legs Mouth
Bottom Eyes (in or around)
Neck Ears (in or around)

For areas it can be used, it is generally advised to apply a very small amount. At least to begin with.

It should only be applied to a clean wound or affected area.

If you can rubbing it in somewhat is advised.

It is also recommended never to apply it to a dog at night.

This way, you can monitor how your dog responds to it and you can stop them from licking at the cream.

You do need to be particularly careful with Germolene. Its not really an apply and leave solution.

This is why it is advised to get a much safer all-natural alternative for long-term usage. We will discuss the exact product to get later on.

Nevertheless, I did speak to a vet about using Germolene specifically on dogs and this was his response:

What can you put on an open wound on a dog?

Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide as these can damage the tissue and delay healing. Cover up the wound with a bandage. Apply a small amount of antibacterial ointment and cover the wound with a piece of sterile gauze or other bandage. Use the elastic tape to hold the bandage in place.


Can you use Germolene for dogs?

Once the wound is clean you may apply human wound treatment ointments such as Germolene and Bactroban. Be warned any ointment applied to a wound will often be licked by your pet so it is important to prevent this. An Elizabethan collar (cone of shame) often works well as it keeps the pet’s mouth away from the body.

What antiseptic cream can I put on my dog?

Apply a non-stinging antiseptic solution to the area. Chlorhexidine is cheap, extremely effective, and readily available. A 2% solution limits tissue irritation, but 4% solutions are also commonly used. Povidone-iodine solution is another good option.

What can you put on a dog wound?

Warm tap water is recommended for cleaning most wounds. Warm saline (salt solution) may also be used. This may be made by adding approximately one level teaspoonful (5 mL) of salt (or Epsom salts) to two cups (500 mL) of water.

Can I put Savlon on my dog?

Savlon Antiseptic Cream is not meant to be used on animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits etc. Sometimes vets will be able to supply a suitable antiseptic cream or ointment, however in many cases minor cuts will heal on their own.