Is Lanacane Safe For Dogs

If dogs can reach it, theyll most likely eat it. This is a fact all veterinarians know well, particularly those who field calls at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.

Whenever a new product comes on the market, its our job to learn all we can about it. Some time ago we started getting more and more calls about pets ingesting compounded creams for muscle pain relief, and we found an assortment of ingredients that have proven to be problematic in more than one species.

These creams are on our watch list at APCC, and they have a plethora of ingredients to be on the lookout for, including:

… and the list goes on. Often there are three or more of these ingredients present in any particular cream.

Clinical signs that can be seen depend on the creams ingredients. We have seen cardiovascular, neurologic, gastrointestinal, acute renal injury, and death associated with animal exposures to these products.

Unfortunately some small exposures—such as a pet licking the owners skin after recent application of the product—have resulted in severe clinical signs. If an owner calls about one of these creams, make sure your staff knows they can mean serious problems, and tell the owner to bring the packaging in along with the pet so a full ingredient list can be obtained.

The ASPCAs Animal Poison Control Center has a host of publications to help you in treating animals, as well as a monthly newsletter with the latest research, helpful hints, and training opportunities.

Lanacane — Topical anesthetic.

Dogs: Apply to sore area with gauze pad. Cats: DO NOT USE.

Is benadryl spray safe for dogs?

Antihistamines such as Benadryl may help stop your dogs itch.

This medication actually blocks the release of histamine in cells, which causes the reddening and itching of the skin in response to an insect bite or allergy.

In fact, only about 30% of dogs are more comfortable when theyre given antihistamines.

Brand Names and Other Names of Lidocaine

  • This drug is registered for use in humans only.
  • Human formulations: Xylocaine® (Astra) and various generic preparations
  • Veterinary formulations: None
  • Can you use Sudocrem on dogs?

    Sudocrem. This can be used in dogs and cats in small amounts. Sudocrem contains zinc-oxide which is highly toxic to birds. Zinc-oxide is also toxic to dogs and cats if ingested in large quantities, but applying a thin layer of sudocrem to sore or irritated skin is generally safe and can be beneficial.


    Can I put lidocaine cream on my dog?

    The low systemic absorption rate coupled with high local lidocaine concentrations on the skin support the safe use of lidocaine patches in dogs and cats.

    What human creams are safe for dogs?

    Neosporin® is a common topical antibiotic used on minor cuts and scrapes. This ointment is pretty safe in dogs and should be in every first aid kit.

    Will lidocaine hurt a dog?

    While generally safe and effective when prescribed by a veterinarian, lidocaine can cause side effects in some animals. Lidocaine should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Lidocaine may interact with other medications.

    Can I use an anti itch cream on my dog?

    You can use hydrocortisone cream on your dog in most cases. Like in people, it helps treat mild rashes, itchy skin, and bug bites in canines, too.