If your pet is showing signs of an eye infection, such as redness or an unsightly discharge, a bacterial infection may be the culprit. Vetropolycin is an antibacterial ointment appropriate for treating eye infections in both cats and dogs. It contains three different antibiotics with which you may already be familiar: Bacitracin, Neomycin and Polymyxin. This triple combination makes Vetropolycin very effective against a variety of different types of bacteria, including strep, staph, e. coli and many other strains. Once your vet confirms that a bacterial infection is the source of your pet's eye problem, you will be advised to clean any crusty or runny discharge and then apply the ointment in a thin film directly to the affected eye, usually three or four times a day. This gentle, painless treatment will soon return your pet's eyes to their usual beautiful clarity.