Just like people, our pets encounter accidents in their day to day lives and some accidents may result in wounds. It’s devastating to watch your dog suffer from a wound while you watch helplessly. Some people prefer applying general first aid knowledge that sometimes is not applicable to the pets. Using the wrong techniques and solutions to clean a dog’s wound can prolong the wound or make it severe. Here the procedure on cleaning dog wounds.
To clean a dog’s wound, vets recommend that one should flush the injured area with a non-irritating substance that will kill any bacteria and remove dirt, fur and other debris that might be stuck in the wound. However, when cleaning a dog wound, you should not use hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is widely regarded as the best substance to flush bacteria in wounds, but this might not be necessarily true for dogs. When you see the bubbling in the dogs wound after applying hydrogen peroxide, know that it is not only flushing bacteria but also killing cells that your dog would rely on to heal the wound. The cells that are affected by hydrogen peroxide in animals are known as fibroblasts and they are vital in wound healing in dogs.
Fortunately, there other products that are as effective as hydrogen peroxide in killing bacteria but do not kill fibroblasts cells. The product we recommend is Vet Aid Animal Wound Care Spray. When applied acts as a natural liquid bandage which protects the injured tissue while at the same time providing a conducive environment for the wound to heal. In addition, the product plays a very important role in the restoration of normal dermal conditions and at the same time reduces skin irritation for the animal. The natural ingredient in the product helps in the development of a very strong supple skin in the region around the wound.
However, before applying Vet Aid Animal Wound Care Spray you should clean the wound first. To prepare the wound, you need to first make sure that there is no bleeding. If the wound is bleeding, you can stop it by applying Clotlt or any other substance that forces clotting of blood. After ensuring that there is no bleeding, the next step involves removing any fur in the areas that are around the wound.
There are two main reasons why you should remove fur that is near the wound. To start with, the fur can be easily soiled and mudded with blood making it very difficult to clean the wound. In addition, the fur often gets stuck in the wound obstructing the healing process.
The next step entails flushing the wound with the wound was that is specifically made for animal wounds. Vet Aid Animal Wound Care Spray is the best product to use at this point because it helps to thoroughly clean a dog wound. After that, you can now disinfect the wound using Chlorhexidine diacetate or Povidone-iodine. The above solutions are applied by soaking a piece of cotton wool or sponge into it and then applying it to the wound. However, when using Povidone, it’s important to dilute it because it is highly concentrated.