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Wound Care for Dogs and Cats Wound Healing for Dogs and Cats

Wound Care for Dogs and Cats / Wound Healing for Dogs and Cats

Herbal remedies to help animals recover from wounds and to help provide wound care support in emergency situations.

Nutrition plays a major role in the health and development of bone, teeth, skin and coat health. Nutrition, is in part, the result of a well-functioning immune systems as well as support from tissues and organs in the body. Plant nutrition helps limit the process of free radical scavenging and helps promote the skin’s ability to withstand exposure to toxins, pathogens, antigens,microorganisms, injury and supports wound healing.

First aid knowledge is as important for pets as for people. Dogs and cats can play hard and occasionally get hurt. Knowing how to give appropriate first aid to your dog or cat can help reduce prolonged pain, shock, and may even save your pet's life. While a veterinarian visit is needed, you can learn how to use your time wisely, providing emergency dog or cat care to your pet

The easiest approach may be to buy a first-aid kit developed specifically for pets. If you wish to assemble one yourself, here are some helpful items to include:

Absorbent gauze pads

Adhesive tape

Antiseptic wipes, lotion, powder or spray

Blanket (a foil emergency blanket)

Cotton balls or swabs

Gauze rolls

Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting—do this only when directed by a veterinarian or a poison-control expert

Ice pack

Non-latex disposable gloves

Petroleum jelly (to lubricate the thermometer)

Rectal thermometer (your pet's temperature should not rise above 103°F or fall below 100°F)

Scissors (with blunt ends)

Sterile non-stick gauze pads for bandages

Sterile saline solution (sold at pharmacies)


A pillowcase to confine your dog or cat for treatment

A pet carrier

Also suggested: Sangre de Grado on hand, found in Seal 'Em & Heal 'Em, which is an herbal haemostatic that stops bleeding on contact, helps stimulate collagen production and skin repair to begin healing a wound, while also providing plant-based anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-microbial, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory support that also reduces nerve pain associated with wounds and injuries.

Helpful suggestions:

Do not give first aid treatment to a dog or cat that is not muzzled and restrained. Your dog or cat may be experiencing pain and may bite if in pain or shock. 

If your dog or cat is unconscious, check to see if he has choked on something:

Look for foreign objects in your pet's mouth. A blocked airway may be related to a chunk of food, a toy, or another object. Try to remove the object, with your hands or a tweezer. 

If you cannot get to the object, try to dislodge it. Put your hands on each side of your dog's or cat's rib cage. Apply firm and quick pressure 3-4 times. You can also lay your pet on one side. Using your palm, strike the side of his rib cage firmly 3-4 times.

If your pet is unconscious and not breathing, but you cannot see anything blocking his airway, then you need to give him CPR. Check with local providers to receive CPR classes. 

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets - human grade meets/exceeds highest safety criteria for pets)

Seal ‘Em & Heal ‘Em – (learn more) promotes healing for all types of wounds, including hot spots, abscess, abrasions, bites, cuts, scrapes, skin irritations, infections, viruses, bacteria, fungi and germs; for bleeding & hemorrhaging conditions, ulcers, GERD, esophaghitis & other degenerative conditions of the larynx & throat; for DNA and RNA viruses; used holistically to address respiratory viruses A and B (RSV) and influenza virus A (FLU-A) and para-influenza (PIV); inhibits bacterial and microbial skin fungus infections related to Staphylococcus aurous, S. epidermis and other gram negative bacteria such as enterobacteria, citrobacteria, salmonella; helps provide cellular support of tissue, skin & coat; for gastrointestinal distress; as a neurasthenic that blocks the activation of nerve fibers & tissue response to inflammation, supporting the body's tissue repair mechanism to stop mutations (important in the treatment of all types of Lyme disease, including Lyme borealis, burgdorferi, borreliosis & Chronic Lyme disease (CLD); and may help remove plague and tartar upon application to help support healthy teeth and gums.; Strongly anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic, antibiotic, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerous, anti-Candidal and reduces nerve pain associated with wounds and injury.

Skin Nirvana – (learn more) functions as a natural antibiotic, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, immune modular and antioxidant; to help stimulate collagen production and to help repair all types of topical skin wounds, scars, burns, hot spots, allergies, insect bites, environmental exposure to toxins, antigens and microorganisms, both bacterial and viral, containing a natural antibiotic base capable of fighting skin bacteria related to Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomona Aeruginosa and Propionibacterium acnes.

Let's Get This Party Started! – (learn more) may help provide critical vitamins and minerals often missing in commercial diets as well as home cooked diets; may help promote luxurious skin, coat, hair shaft and follicle strength by helping improve blood circulation and oxygen flow; may help improve nutrient assimilation and digestion; may help soothe the belly and balance digestion; may be used as a topical healing agent to help promote rapid relief from pesky mosquito, fly and tick bites, rashes, hot spots, allergic reactions, wounds, and all types of skin irritations; may help promote healthy colon cleansing; aided by a nontoxic assortment of anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal natural plant-based essential oils.

Tummy Gladiator – (read more) is used holistically to help support a healthy digestive tract; to help maintain native gut flora, soothe stomach upset and support proper elimination; to lend nutritional support for balanced immune health; to help support lymphatic function; may help fight stomach and urinary infections, as well as general infections found in the animal body, due to its natural plant based steroid content and healthy plant chemicals which are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-Candidal; may also help to block allergen occurrence by reducing histamine and mast cell response as well as related inflammation, the triggers for allergies.

Conventional Remedies:

In an emergency, first aid is not a substitute for veterinary treatment. Get to your pet to your veterinarian immediately.



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