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Old 06-30-2012, 03:02 PM
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Your wound topical of choice?

What are your preferences for wound topicals? I used to love Novalsan ointment but they quit making it. We still keep it in liquid form for cleaning wounds, but I haven't found a topical ointment to stick with. On our shelf is Entederm, EMT Gel, Vetericyn, Tri-care, Neosporin, Swat, and maybe one more.... With the exception of entederm and swat, they all expire before we can use them (which is a good thing, of course).
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I love and will only use Bag Balm..it is actually utter ointment. It works great on wounds and tattoos..
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Ah yes, we have bag balm, too, but I hardly ever use it. I should probably check that one's expiration date! I do like it... Very gentle stuff.
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Ive been using Tea Tree oil for a wound that my pup got from a fight over a chocolate pudding pot my brother left on the floor !!!. and i must say the infection has cleared from 3 cleans a day with this oil dabbed on with a cotton bud
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Ive been using Tea Tree oil for a wound that my pup got from a fight over a chocolate pudding pot my brother left on the floor !!!. and i must say the infection has cleared from 3 cleans a day with this oil dabbed on with a cotton bud
be careful as tea tree oil is toxic to dogs and cats. I have read their liver cannot process it so it will build up over time or make them extremely sick esp if they lick the tea tree oil off their skin. I know it is in lots of products for tick repelling but straight oil is more concentrated.
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EEK! stop the tea tree oil as it is very toxic to dogs. The ASPCA has it on its list! Not good to do at all Tom. See the websites or google it.
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well it worked wonders. i only used a dab on a cotton bud to cure the infection i did not douse the dog in it. but i have been told in future to water it down and i will continue to use this for infected wounds. tea tree oil can be poisonous to us as well you know but we still use it?
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I don't use it on my skin. The only essential oil I will use on my skin is peppermint (makes me feel better when I have a headache) because I figure if I can ingest it, it is skin safe. Besides it is soooo stinky
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Tom, toxicity levels can vary between species. Also consider the size difference of dogs and people. I guess I don't understand why you'd continue to use it after knowing it is toxic, when there are other products out there, even natural products.
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Wow, it seems the natural remedy folks are all about the tea tree oil. I'm going to have to look into this some more.... There's usually a gap between natural/holistic and convention treatments, ie views on garlic!
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