What if a dog licks Sudocrem?
If your dog licks and ingests a large amount of Sudocrem, they could come down with zinc toxicosis. This could have dangerous results and worsen the situation. Sudocrem is considered safe for dogs but you should be careful in how you use it. Many veterinarians recommend this product for use.
When And Where To Use Germolene On A Dog
If you do want to use Germolene on your dog, its essential you do so properly.
There are some areas for instance in which are not suitable altogether for this cream.
Here are the recommendations of where you can and should not apply:
|Where You Can Apply||Where You Should Not Apply|
|Tail (including the base)||Nose|
|Bottom||Eyes (in or around)|
|Neck||Ears (in or around)|
For areas it can be used, it is generally advised to apply a very small amount. At least to begin with.
It should only be applied to a clean wound or affected area.
If you can rubbing it in somewhat is advised.
It is also recommended never to apply it to a dog at night.
This way, you can monitor how your dog responds to it and you can stop them from licking at the cream.
You do need to be particularly careful with Germolene. Its not really an apply and leave solution.
This is why it is advised to get a much safer all-natural alternative for long-term usage. We will discuss the exact product to get later on.
Nevertheless, I did speak to a vet about using Germolene specifically on dogs and this was his response:
What can you put on an open wound on a dog?
Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide as these can damage the tissue and delay healing. Cover up the wound with a bandage. Apply a small amount of antibacterial ointment and cover the wound with a piece of sterile gauze or other bandage. Use the elastic tape to hold the bandage in place.
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