In my previous post on hot spots on dogs home remedies, I mentioned about using Vetericyn Plus Hot Spot Spray to treat Bella’s hot spots and rashes. Since then, I received a number of questions from pet owners who’d like to know more about this product.
What is Vetericyn Plus Hot Spot Spray?
Vetericyn Plus Hot Spot Spray is broad-spectrum topical antimicrobial. It can kill bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores without damaging healthy tissue.
It is used for the management of wounds including:
- hot spots
- skin abrasions
It helps to relieve itch and pain associated with dermal irritation.
What are the ingredients in Vetericyn Plus Hot Spot Spray?
Vetericyn Plus Hot Spot Spray contains a formulation of oxychlorine compounds for cleaning wounds and treating infections.
1. Hypochlorous Acid
2. Electrolyzed Water
3. Sodium Chloride
4. Sodium Hypochlorite
How does Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray work?
The body’s immune system produces a compound known as oxy chlorine to kill bacteria and other pathogens. Vetericyn contains similar oxy chlorine compounds that work in the same way as your dog’s immune system. As these compounds are naturally produced in the body for protection against infectious agents, they are not harmful to healthy tissue. In fact, the body recognises Vetericyn as an ally in promoting healing and fighting infection in hot spots.
Vetericyn has been shown to increase oxygen content at the wound site, thereby reducing healing time by up to 60%.
Since it is both a wound cleanser and dressing, there’s no need to use several products for treating hot spots. No mixing, dilution or rinsing after use is required.
Is it safe to use Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray on your pet?
Vetericyn is the animal version of the Microcyn formulation that has been used on more than 2 million human patients worldwide without a report of a single serious adverse effect.
It does not contain antibiotics and steroids, which can undermine the immune system or inhibit the healing process. Both of these can cause adverse side effects in some dogs.
After the application of Vetericyn, you don’t need to worry about your dog licking its wounds. Vetericyn is non-toxic and does not cause side effects when ingested. It is safe to be used around the eyes, nose and mouth.
Vetericyn is PH neutral, so does not sting or cause irritation. It is non-cytotoxic, so does not damage healthy tissue or delay healing.
How to use Vetericyn Plus Hot Spot Spray?
Vetericyn can be sprayed directly on the wound up 3-4 times a day or as necessary. It can also be sprayed onto dressing before applying to the wound.
The wound treated with Vetericyn is likely to turn red due to increased oxygen content and blood flow to the wound site, which will speed up healing.
Where to buy Vetericyn Plus Hot Spot Spray?
Vetericyn Plus Hot Spot Spray can be purchased here.