Our dog, Nellie, has been very active all her life. She has gotten into many situations that have caused cuts, broken bones and more. She isn't so active any more because of age and back issues, but she still gets boo boos from time to time.
Just the other day she had scraped her shoulder and took off skin and hair. I don't know how she did it, but it was the perfect time to try out a product I got not long ago, called Sturtevant's Canine Antiseptic Powder.
It is supposed to stop itching, irritation and promote healing and is recommended for:
- Wounds and Abrasions
- Parasitic Irritation
- Swimmers Ear
- Staph Infections
You can apply by shaking onto the affected area or by mixing with water to make a paste. I sprinkled a little on her shoulder after cleaning one time. Within a day it looked better and now I'm just waiting for the hair to grow back. It seemed to work pretty good and she didn't act like it bothered her.
I was a bit squeamish at first because of the ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Talc, Boric Acid, Carbolic Acid (Phenol), but are supposed to be safe to use in small doses. It is PETA approved and cruelty free, so that also helped ease my mind.
I watched her closely for any side affects, which she did not have, so I felt better about it. This isn't something I would use everyday, but is nice to have on hand for those times when it would be useful.
F.C. Sturtevant/Columbia Skin Care has been in business since 1871 and make their products in the U.S. You can purchase their products at Dermstore, AmericaRx, Amazon, or use the store locator to find out if there are any locations near you. Our closest location is 46 miles away. A 6 oz. bottle sells for about $17.95 - $22.
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