A must-have item in your pets’ first aid kit: is betadine. Betadine is an over the counter topical antiseptic that protects your cat, dog or horse's skin from infections. Betadine contains povidone-iodine, a potent antiseptic active against a broad spectrum of pathogens. Povidone-iodine has a golden brown color that lets you know where the product has been applied. Veterinarians use it to prevent bacterial infections, to prepare the skin before surgery, to disinfect lacerations and burns… You can use betadine at home on your cat or dog, for skin infections and wounds. Betadine disinfects but at the same time supports the skin's healing process. Betadine has been a trusted brand for over 50 years by veterinarian and pet owners.