Treating Your Dog's Minor Wounds at Home
It's not uncommon for dogs to get minor cuts and scrapes as they run around in your backyard, at the dog park, or when you go for a hike. Fortunately, not all dog wounds require a trip to the veterinarian. You can typically treat minor wounds at home. You may wonder, though, “What can I clean my dog's wound with?” and, “What products can I safely use to treat my dog's cuts and scrapes at home?”
What is Bactine?
Bactine is a topical antiseptic. It contains the ingredients; benzalkonium chloride and lidocaine. Benzalkonium chloride is an antiseptic effective at preventing infections from minor wounds. Lidocaine is a topical anaesthetic effective for providing temporary relief from pain and itching on the skin.
Is Bactine Safe for Dogs?
You may be aware that many products formulated for use on humans are not safe to use on pets. Thus, you may wonder, “Can you use Bactine on dogs?”
It turns out that it is safe to use Bactine on dogs. However, it is important to note that high levels of lidocaine absorbed through the skin can be dangerous or even lethal to humans and dogs. It is always best to consult your veterinarian regarding how much, when it is appropriate, and how often you can use human products, such as Bactine on dogs.
Putting Bactine on dog wounds may help prevent infections. Bactine may also provide your dog with some temporary relief from itching or pain. If a wound is numb, your dog is more likely to refrain from biting or licking it. This is important because your dog's mouth contains a lot of bacteria. When your dog bites or licks their wound, they can leave bacteria from their mouth in the wound, which can lead to infection.
What Can I Clean My Dog's Wounds With?
Properly cleaning your dog's wound at home is essential for helping prevent infection from setting in.
You will want to clean your dog's cut, scrape, or burn before treating it at home. There are a few things you will need to do before you begin cleaning the wound. Consider either muzzling your dog or getting someone to help you hold them so that you can effectively clean the wound. Even the calmest, sweetest, and gentlest dogs can become upset or aggressive when they are in pain and confused as to what is going on.
Talk softly to your dog while you are preparing to clean their wound. If you are anxious or stressed, your dog will pick up on it and become anxious or stressed themselves.
In addition to these measures for keeping your dog calm, you can use The Healthy Dog Co's All Natural Tranquillity: Calm, Soothe, & Destress. These calming drops for dogs contains chamomile, valerian root, skullcap, wild sage, and vegetable glycerin.
Chamomile is a herb that has many medicinal uses. One of chamomile's most well-known uses is for reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation. Chamomile has also been shown to promote wound healing and decrease inflammation.
Valerian is another herb used to reduce anxiety and induce sleepiness. Skullcap is s calming herb, which can also be effective at reducing inflammation and treating skin infections.
All Natural Tranquillity's combination of calming herbs can help ease your dog's anxiousness while you clean and care for their wound. You can use this product to help keep your dog calm in other situations, too. Our calming drops for dogs can help reduce nervousness associated with travelling, thunderstorms, and fireworks. This product can reduce hyperactivity, excessive barking, and undesirable behaviours as well.
All Natural Tranquillity calming drops for dogs doesn't contain any chemicals, toxins, or artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives. It can be used with dogs of any size. You can either squirt All Natural Tranquillity into your dog's mouth or mix it into their food.
When your dog is calm, take them into a well-lit area to clean their wound. If their wound is bleeding, use a clean cloth to apply pressure to the wound until it stops bleeding. Once the bleeding is under control, trim the fur around your dog's wound using a small pair of scissors or an electric trimmer.
Use warm water to flush the wound of dirt and debris. Use a clean cloth to gently pat the wound dry.
Once the wound has been flushed out, you can use The Healthy Dog Co's All Natural Itchy Skin & Wound Care on your dog which is an anti itch spray for dogs. All Natural Itchy Skin & Wound Care contains clove gel, an infusion of quassia and patchouli, vegetable glycerin, apple cider vinegar, and aqua.
Because the ingredients in our minor wound care and anti itch spray for dogs are natural and non-toxic, they won't harm your pet, even if they ingest them. Apple cider vinegar has been used to clean wounds for thousands of years because it is known for its ability to kill bacteria. Patchouli has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Cloves may also be effective at killing bacteria.
Our anti itch spray for dogs effectively numbs and moisturises the area of skin it's applied to, which helps reduce itchiness. Wounds can itch as they heal. Reducing itchiness may keep your dog from licking or biting their wound, which allows it to heal more quickly.
This product is safe to use on dogs of all ages. While the natural ingredients in this product make it safe for your dog even if they lick it, the product's bitter taste helps discourage wound licking and biting while your dog's wound heals.
You can spray All Natural Itchy Skin & Wound Care directly onto your dog's itchy skin. To apply to an open wound, spray the Itchy Skin & Minor Wound Care onto a clean cotton pad, and gently dab it onto the wound.
When your dog gets an injury, you want to do everything you can to help them feel better and heal quickly. Cleaning your dog's wound right away and treating it effectively at home can help you avoid complications, such as infection. Using The Healthy Dog Co's products can help you effectively clean and treat your dog's wound and keep them calm and comfortable while you tend to their injury.
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