Safe over the counter for small wounds

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Safe over the counter for small wounds

Post by weimdogman » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:15 pm

Antibacterial like neosporin or just bagbalm?
Cuts are from dogs rolling in the grass play not fighting.

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Re: Safe over the counter for small wounds

Post by Garrison » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:10 pm

Some peroxide and bagbalm can fix a lot but the dogs will lick it off if they can reach it. I bring Corona ointment (packs easier and cap stays on) and clotting powder in my vest if we are going to be a long way from the truck. It has plugged up some pretty nasty lacerations until we could get back to town on several occasions. A stapler is good thing to have at the truck if you are a long ways from town. The best outdoorsman/hunter I know, a retired forest service packer always carries a small piece of neoprene and electrical tape in his pack. The neoprene is just big enough to sit on at lunch, or kneel on when glassing and it’s wet or snowy. It also has all kinds of first aid uses for man and hound.

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Re: Safe over the counter for small wounds

Post by Dakotazeb » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:42 am

Vetericyn is pretty good for smaller cuts and wounds. It was recommended to me by a dog trainer.

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Re: Safe over the counter for small wounds

Post by chaynes » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:20 pm

Sugar

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Re: Safe over the counter for small wounds

Post by kninebirddog » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:26 am

chaynes wrote:Sugar
Yep sugar or the "cream" version of a triple antibiotic topical

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Re: Safe over the counter for small wounds

Post by weimdogman » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:21 am

Thanks for the replies. "Sugar" got me to due a little research and I found that honey actually works better then sugar!
Both displace moisture cutting down on bacteria. Because, of the granules , sugar is slighly abrasive therefore honey works better.

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Post by reba » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:02 am

Never ever use peroxide on any open wound on animals or humans.

The Outdoor Leadership School will teach you that peroxide will kill flesh.

If it must be cleaned use water. Bottled would be best.

Betadine is a great skin cleanser and scrub, as used in hospitals, it will work into a rich lather with a little water. Used on humans, dogs and farm animals.

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Re: Safe over the counter for small wounds

Post by birddogger2 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:48 am

weimdogman wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:21 am
Thanks for the replies. "Sugar" got me to due a little research and I found that honey actually works better then sugar!
Both displace moisture cutting down on bacteria. Because, of the granules , sugar is slighly abrasive therefore honey works better.
True - But honey does not usually come in packets that you can stick in your pocket.

Sugar does and the packets are available everywhere. If the packet breaks, you turn your pocket inside out and ...done. If a honey packet breaks, you have a sticky mess.

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Re: Safe over the counter for small wounds

Post by kninebirddog » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:07 pm

You can get saline solution a generic big bottle in the pharmacy under eye care for flushing wounds out and
Sugar packets also work well for the field honey is messy until you can get it wrapped right.
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Re: Safe over the counter for small wounds

Post by shags » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:30 am

We use Vetricyn. It's good for what ails man or beast. We've used it for skin gunk on our horse, wounds on us and the dogs, as an eyewash, etc. It comes in several different packagings, but we buy the spray because it's versatile. If you purchase, check the expiration date on the bottle. And don't allow it to freeze.

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