Reptiles are animals too and they get injured while on their daily routine. It is in the owners best interest to look after the well-being on their pet reptile. Whenever you find an injured reptile, you should act immediately and call an expert who can help and save the reptile. If it is a dangerous animal, you should not attempt to handle the reptile by yourself, the reptile might be aggressive at this time because of pain and only an expert who can handle the reptile. Some of the common wounds in reptiles include superficial cuts, tail nips, and scrapes. Remember that reptiles are cold-blooded and therefore their wounds heal slowly due to varying blood temperature every time. Here is a complete guide on how to treat a wound on a reptile.
Handling the wound
The first thing you need to do is to assess the wound and find out the extent of the wound. After finding the injury, you need to wash the wound carefully with an adequate amount of water and also an antibacterial soap that getting rid of any bacteria that may build up around the wound. Make sure you are doing this if you are an animal handler for safety. You should also make sure that you have kept the reptile in a clean environment, like a tank, but make sure the environment does not stress your reptile.
The space you keep the reptile should have adequate space and thermoregulation to meet the temperature needs of your reptile. You should provide sterile substrates such as towels and clean the waste and food spills that may lead to the breeding of bacteria. Provide adequate humidity without wetting the environment and also consider the Preferred Optimal Temperature Zone for reptiles so that the animal or your pet may heal and recover quickly.
Treating the reptile
After diagnosing and cleaning the wound of the reptile, you should go ahead and use the most appropriate treatment products for your reptile. We recommend Vet Aid’s Animal Wound Care Foam. This animal wound care is also good for treating:
– Insect Bites
– Thrush / Pyoderma
– Non Secreting Wounds
– Dry Dermatitis
– Hot and burning Spots – Superficial and Dry
– Acne / Skin Rash
The foam acts like a natural bandage in liquid form that protects the injured tissues of the reptiles as it is not easy to put a real bandage on a reptile as it may stress the reptile and become aggressive. This product ensures that a healthy environment around the wound is maintained so that the wound can heal faster without letting any pathogens or bacteria around that may trigger the wound to expand or heal slowly. The foam helps in restoring the normal dermal conditions to the reptile while reducing irritations and discomfort so that your reptile can heal faster.
This product has all the ingredients to support the reptile in healing fast. It is easy to apply the foam. Just use the tips of your fingers to apply the foam gently on the desired area of the skin but making sure the wound is clean. Repeat the procedure for 3-5 times a day or after every 5 hours till the reptile full recovers.