Aniwell FiltaBac Antibacterial Cream

Aniwell FiltaBac Antibacterial Cream
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  • 50g Tube £5.45
  • 120g Tube £9.49
  • 220g Tube £12.99
  • 500g Pot £24.49

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Super-easily absorbed into the skin, FiltaBac Antibacterial is a protective and effective antibacterial sunblock cream, formulated to nourish and condition the skin whilst offering superb security against bacteria. Suitable for use on horses and dogs. (Not advised to be used on cats without veterinary supervision.)


  • FiltaBac®Cream acts as a totally natural second skin, has antibacterial properties,protecting skin cells as they return to normal (cells remain moist, can breathe and expel serum/fluid)
  • FiltaBac®Cream provides a barrier to the damaged area from environmental influences - rain, dirt or insects
  • FiltaBac®Cream also gives total sunblock protection to any white,finely haired or hair-less areas from sunburn
  • FiltaBac®Cream is specifically designed for use on large and small animals, your first aid option at home and in the field

Caution: white cats, in particular, may react to the anti-bacterial and zinc oxide in FiltaBac®Cream– please consult your VeterinaryProfessional.

When to use

  • Broken and Grazed Skin Areas
  • Bites from other animals
  • Cuts and Gashes
  • Girth Galls/Girth Rub/Saddle Pressure areas: Pressure must be relieved to allow damaged tissue to heal
  • Bit pressure and mouth damage: Swallowing and ingesting FiltaBac®Cream is harmless. Frequent applications are required
  • Fly bites and Insect worry/strike on damaged skin areas: Flies and insects are deterred by FiltaBac’s viscosity (stickiness)
  • Clipper rash
  • Irritated skin: inflamed, weeping areas from mange. FiltaBac®Cream will soothe the affected skin area
  • Mud Fever
  • Rain Scald - flaky & irritated skin: Gently remove the flaky skin from the body areas. FiltaBac®Cream should then be rubbed into the skin to protect against bacteria (anti-bacterial action)and soothe the irritation
  • Sun Block Protection
  • Sunburn: skin or from heat lamp exposure

Directions for use

  1. Cover the visibly damaged skin area with a reasonably thick coating of FiltaBac®Cream. This will naturally replace the lost skin
  2. Re-apply FiltaBac®Cream to the area for 2-3 days without removing the original cover
  3. After this period, gently remove the FiltaBac®Cream from the area by using warm water and a mild soap or dilute antiseptic solution
  4. Pat or air-dry (do not rub) and re-cover with FiltaBac®Cream. Hair will re-grow naturally on the area.NB: If suturing is likely to be delayed, a cover application of FiltaBac®Cream will protect the integrity of the wound and FiltaBac®Cream can remain in a wound that is sutured due to its non-reactive anti-bacterial qualities

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Reviews (105)

Summary of Reviews for Aniwell FiltaBac Antibacterial Cream

Overall 5
Value For Money
Pet's Opinion
105 out of 105 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (86 reviews)
4 stars (17 reviews)
3 stars (1 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (1 reviews)

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55 Excellent product
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By on 15 February 2022

Excellent product with various uses. Swift delivery from Violet!

Customer recommends this product

45 Filtabac recommended
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By on 3 January 2022

Vet prescribed some of this for a poorly waggy tail. Subsequently topped up my supply from Viovet. I find it useful for all sorts of scrapes, scratches, and knocks - helps protect and it has antibac built in. Forms part of the emergency field kit I carry in my vehicle for my labs.

Customer recommends this product

55 Always have this in my grooming kit!
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By on 22 September 2021

Such a brilliant product, for someone who has used sudocreme for lots of things like cuts etc, changing to filtabac has been the best thing I’ve done. I love using it for anything from rubs to cuts and sunblock too. It dries out cuts and allows a barrier to heal. A little goes a long way and lasts for a while. I always buy the pot as a tube can be more liquid.

Customer recommends this product

55 Antibacterial sunblock that really works
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By on 20 September 2021

Effective cream that I wouldn’t be without

Customer recommends this product

55 The best suncream!
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By on 21 August 2021

My cow pony has a pink nose so this is our summer staple diet! Totally protects him and lasts more than a few hours.

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Aniwell FiltaBac Antibacterial Cream, including answers from our team.

20 April 2022 at 7:21pm

Squamous carcinoma


My dog was recently diagnosed with the above. Obviously the sun is a major factor with this disease. Can I use sunscreen on his nose while he is waiting for a consult with his oncologist. There are a few sores on his nose and he has had a biopsy

  • VioVet Staff

Yes this cream can be used as sunblock on the skin area. Whether it will interfere with the carcinoma itself is unknown unfortunately as it has not been tested specifically on tumours. It is recommended to only use this alongside advice from your vet.

14 November 2021 at 10:00am

Old dog

J Ker

  • VioVet customer since 2021
  • From: Surrey, United Kingdom

Can I use this on broken wart type lesions on my old dog?

  • VioVet Staff

This cream can be used on broken skin so this should be fine to use on a broken skin wart. If the wart is repeatedly being an issue then it is worth seeing your vet to have the lump diagnosed and treated.

16 July 2021 at 2:49pm

Does this sunblock work on cat’s ears?


Does this sunblock work on cat’s ears?

  • VioVet Staff

Aniwell have this disclaimer on the cream itself:
Caution: white cats, in particular, may react to the anti-bacterial and
zinc oxide in FiltaBac®Cream– please consult your
Veterinary Professional before using the product.

6 May 2021 at 3:37pm

Feline acne

Helen Brown

Will this work for feline acne? I have tried washing and wipes and nothing has worked!

  • VioVet Staff

This product should not to be used on cats unless recommended by a vet as it contains zinc which should not be ingested by them. I recommend discussing treatment of the condition with your vet.
Omega Oil supplements such as EpiGlow can be beneficial for Feline Acne. Chlorhexidine based wipes like Vetruus CLX Wipes can be used to clean the area too.

8 March 2021 at 7:49pm

Mud Fever

Philippa Jackson

  • VioVet customer since 2020
  • From: Hampshire, United Kingdom

My mares mud fever is chronic. She’s on 24hr turnout for the first time. There are deep clay boggy areas by the gate so every time she dries out she wet again. Her fur is practically all gone on her front cannon bones but the fetlocks and patterns still have fur. I’m moving her to a stable at the end of the month. Doing all I can with feed and mud talc plus stinky stuff. Will his actually seal her bare areas to help the skin?

  • VioVet Staff

Aniwell FiltaBac is great at helping prevent bacterial infections as well soothing and moistering the skin in the area. Mud fever is usually a bacterial infection so this cream can help prevent this. I recommend reading our blog on Mud Fever for a full guide.

5 February 2021 at 5:48pm



What are the active ingredient?

  • VioVet Staff

FiltaBac contains the following ingredients:
Oil in water cream with: Titanium dioxide: Zinc oxide: Cetrimide: Preservatives: Bronopol BP: Dichlorobenzyl alcohol (DCBA)

The main acting ingredients are the Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide and Cetrimide.

31 May 2020 at 1:34pm


Is it safe for foals

  • VioVet Staff

Hi there,

Yes this is suitable for horses, dogs and cats.

Hope this helps.

28 April 2017 at 5:32pm

Open sore


Can this cream be used to draw out dog has an open sore,which has puss coming from the moment it is being cleaned with hibiscrub and then covered with fuciderm cream

  • VioVet Staff

This cream won't necessarily draw out pus any better than Fuciderm. In fact I would stick with your current protocol of cleaning twice daily with dilute hibiscrub then applying the fuciderm. If there is a small hole or pocket you could use a syringe to help flush the pus out of the wound. Once the pus has stopped draining the wound should heal. If it continues discharging it would be a good idea for your vet to take a look since there may be a foreign body or something similar in the wound preventing it from healing.

28 July 2016 at 6:08pm

Use near eyes

Nicola Hayton

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Hampshire, United Kingdom

Is it safe to use around eye - swollen from insect bites above and below eye

  • VioVet Staff

Good Morning,

Thank you for your question, Yes, ANIWELL FiltaBac will be quite safe to apply right up to the eye and on to hairless and non-pigmented skin. If it is to be used for sunburn protection, just maintaining a visible cover should be enough. However, if the skin is damaged and needs protection the ANIWELL FiltaBac should be applied in moderate thickness to maintain a "Natural Skin" cover. The underlying damaged area will be protected plus have the additional benefit of the anti-bacterial function

I do hope this helps, if you have any further enquiries do not hesitate to contact us.

24 July 2015 at 4:53pm

Rabbit ?


this maybe sound stupid but can this cream be used around a rabbits eye? he is a white rabbit with red eyes one of which seems to be sunburnt. would I be allowed to use this product for that ?

  • VioVet Staff

It's not a stupid question at all. This cream would probably be fine to use. You should avoid getting any in the eyes and I would apply a small amount first to one eye, then wait until the next day just to check that there was not any sort of reaction to the cream. If all seems OK compared with the other eye (I expect it to be fine) then you should be able to use it.

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