so a few weeks ago rescue sent me some tubes of BNP for the rescue dogs i have in. One of the dogs has chronic eye issue and previous owner had been using contact lense solution and neosporin in eyes. This alarmed me as i did not think it was safe that they had been using it.
BUT when i referanced the BNP to Neosporin the ingredients were identical.
I also recieved an email stating that BNP should not be applied into the eye but to the external areas sourrounding the eye.
so i made an attempt to ask a pharmacist about this: The response i got was BNP and Neosporin are identical (may be slighty off set on some brands though). BNP is processed sterile while Neosporin is not as sterile. But he said that once i open the tube of BNP and use in the eye any bacteria can transfer and it is no longer sterile. SO WHY IN THE HELL are we paying 10-15 dollars a tube for BNP?
i then asked a vet: he said that yes they were the same thing- claimed that one is PH balanced for a dogs eye though (not sure i buy that considering the pharmacists said they were often identical in makeup depending on brand- also asked about applying the BNP to the cornea vs the external areas. he said that they tell people this becasue they dont want people applying BNP to the corneal surface and jabbing the end of the tube into the eye causing damage.
But technically it can be applied both ways- with prefered way being the BNP applied into the conjutival sac because that is where most issues Adminse from.
Anway..thought this was all interesting..still not sure if you will find me applying Neosporin into my dogs eyes though- it does say on the tube- DO NOT USE IN EYES!
Interesting...food for thought..
RIP Samson & Karma
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Dante- apx 5-6
Ole Miss P- now at the bridge- was 13 years old