Dettol not a good idea to use on wounds?
Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:13 PM
Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:19 PM
Betadine is fantastic at killing bugs. We used it all the time when I was a nurse.
Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:22 PM
Posted 12 October 2008 - 03:56 PM
Warm salty water is a great alternative for cleaning wounds, then follow up with betadine as others have said (in whatever form you have - ointment, liquid, spray etc).
Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:26 PM
really? I understand if it isn't good for a dog but dying from it sounds a bit extreme, unless a dog ingested a whole lot. I've even mentioned to the vet in the past that I've used dettol for his dew claw problems and he said that's fine.
Posted 12 October 2008 - 11:54 PM
you could always get the dew claws removed, if accidents occur regularly....
isn't that a pretty major operation? The vet put him to sleep once to cut one right back to the bone; that kept it from growing back for a good 8 months. He told me if they needed to be taken out completely he'd have to cut much farther into the leg and it'd be an expensive exercise plus take a lot longer to heal. I wish it was done when he was a pup but too late now. I suppose if they keep being a problem then permanent removal might be the only answer
Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:18 AM
A few drops in a third of a glass of water is all you need. If a cut is bleeding badly, immerse it in the solution if you can or soak a makeup remover pad or similar in it and hold it over the cut for a few minutes. I have used it on bad knife cuts on myself and others to stop the bleeding very quickly, including a couple that really needed stitches - these healed well with the calendula tincture, then the calendula ointment and those butterfly thingies to hold them closed.
The good thing about calendula tincture, cream and ointment is that if the dog licks it all off the healing effect continues from within.