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How to Treat a Pet Wound

How to Treat a Pet Wound

There are times you need to become the Rock of Gibraltar if someone in your family is injured, and that can be true even if you are not the head of the household. But pets can get injured too, and you need to be the Rock for them in the same way too. Scrapes and scuffs are skin wounds too, but it is lacerations that are going to be the most disconcerting for these dog owners to come across. But you need to buck up and deal with it, and that is because you are their human. So, what we will look at here is how to treat a pet wound.

We can start by saying that if you have any reason to believe the wound may be compromised in its healing it is to have it wrapped in Collasate postoperative dressing. These bandages are infused with hydrolyzed collagen and other ingredients to promote enhanced and faster wound healing for dogs and horses. The collagen serves as an amino acid that the body can utilize for better skin repair and optimal new tissue generation, and optimizing skin healing and regeneration is certainly a part of how to treat a pet wound.

That will be a part of the process that comes later though, and what is always going to be most pressing is cleaning and dressing a wound right after it has happened. Deeper or more pronounced words will usually result in people cleaning out the cut with isopropyl alcohol, and that is something you can do for your dog or horse too if you think it is a good idea. This is always step number one for preventing infection and after sterilizing a dog’s cut adding a collasate postoperative dressing will set your pet up for maximum recovery.

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The next thing to say around how to treat a pet wound is that often the dog owner will need to clip the fur in the area in order to proceed with cleaning and dressing the wound. Most will already have an electric clipper for dog grooming, and if you do you can simply remove the guard or pull the manual adjust lever so that it is set to buzz cut and then clip the fur around the wound area. Of course, you will need to be careful not to contact the cut area, and in a pinch scissors can be used if you do not have a clipper handy.

If the wound is decidedly superficial then you can clean the wound and then move forward with the final parts of dressing a dog’s wound. It is a good idea to apply an antibacterial ointment, and it will help the cut heal as thoroughly as possible and may also reduce itching. Do not be too quick to cover the wound either, sometimes it is better to leave it uncovered for healing.

That is a good basic overview for how to treat a pet wound and the last thing we will say about is that if you have a wound covered with Collasate dressing then it may be a good idea to peel it back after a week or two to see well the healing is going.

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