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Wound care - EMT?


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My labs back pad got blistered and opened over the weekend. Has anyone used "EMT" to clean/repair/heal wounds?

Good luck/bad luck or any other product recommendation would be helpful. Thanks.

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I tried EMT once on a skin cut. Seemed to work ok. My vet said to be cautious and make sure you cleaned out any cuts very well before applying the stuff. Concern was trapping bacteria/dirt in the wound. I have also used that liquid bandage stuff with pretty good results. Cannot remember the name of it but it comes in a brown bottle with an applicator like Compund W. Has a red/white/blue label.

For added protection you can get a roll of vet wrap at Mills Fleet. It is elastic and adheres to itself. They have it by the horse supplies. Spray with bitter apple to keep him from chewing it off.

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Pad injuries are tough if you have a very active dog. I'm not quite sure what EMT is but it sounds like that liquid bandage type stuff. I has worked best for me is clean the area really good then apply Bag Balm(Its Cow udder balm)to the pad, you can find it at almost any drug store. Once you apply that then tape a baby sock over the foot and try to keep your dog off of it as much as you can untill it heals. My dog is very active and using the liquid bandage type stuff would wear off and the cut on his pad kept opening up and there would be little bloody paw prints all over the house.

Good Luck!

Rob

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I've used EMT on myself on a couple of serious cuts and always carry a tube when I'm out with the dog. It's a collagen based gel that goes right into the wound. You should definitely clean out the wound first if you can, but EMT is designed as an emergency cut sealer too. It's not like the Super Glue based treatments though. It does form a seal and it does help close the wound but it can be removed for cleaning later. Because it's collagen based, the body just absorbs it from within the cut or tear. It's really great stuff. You can get it at Fleet Farm in the animal care area. When I got my last tubes, it was near the horse care items.

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seals off nerve endings to diminish pain, forms a barrier reduces chance of infection and reduces bleeding, works with the body to speed new cell growth and healing.

just got that out of Pheasants ForEver mag.

I thought about getting some of this too, after my dog cut her lug on a barb wire fence last year and I didn't have anything with, so I washed it off, applyed pressure for awhile and stopped bleeding after awhile

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I used the product and I believed it worked pretty well as it is nearly 100% healed. I cleaned the pad each night, applied EMT and then put a sock (and taped it) over her foot. She should be good to go - and is bouncing off the walls to get outside more.

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