Does Vetericyn expire? 

Does Vetericyn expire? 

Yes, Vetericyn does expire. It comes with a shelf-life of 24 months (2 years). It is not usually recommended to use medications past the expiration date, and the same is the case for Vetericyn. 

Vetericyn can lose its potency with time and it will not serve the purpose it’s supposed to. There isn’t enough evidence whether expired Vetericyn can harm your pet or not, but it’s a risk you shouldn’t take. 

What are the possible dangers associated with the use of expired Vetericyn? 

Expired Vetericyn may not work the way it should. It will not help your pet recover from wounds, cuts, or abrasions as effectively as an unexpired Vetericyn would. 

It will most likely fail to prevent bacterial infections in your pet’s sores or open wounds. This is why you should not rely on expired Vetericyn and opt for a new one for your furry friends (1). 

What to do if you have used expired Vetericyn? 

If you have accidentally used expired Vetericyn and you observe your pet’s cut, scrape, or open wound getting worse, immediately take your pet to the vet. 

Although it is highly unlikely for expired Vetericyn to infect your pet’s wounds, it can still occur. Some pets are more sensitive than others and they may develop an allergic reaction. This is why it’s best to use unexpired Vetericyn to clean and manage your pet’s wounds. 

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Don’t Be Tempted to Use Expired Medicines [Internet]. Silver Spring (MD): U.S. Food and Drug Administration; 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 14]. Available from: