Vetsalve is a unique topical skin salve to help support wound management in dogs and cats, suitable for infected and non-infected, acute and chronic wounds and skin abrasions.
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Vetsalve is a unique topical skin salve to help support wound management in dogs and cats, suitable for infected and non-infected, acute and chronic wounds and skin abrasions. It helps to form an occlusive layer on the skin which provides natural inhibiting influence against bacterial and certain fungi.
Vetsalve contains Norwegian spruce resin (Picea abies), a natural ingredient that has proven healing benefits - one in-vitro study showed it to help enchance epitheliasation and signifantly boost wound closure by up to 47%¹. The resin has been found to be bacteriostatic and fungistatic within seven days and effective against a series of pathogens including Staphylococcus aureusm MRSA, E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans².
¹ Goels, T., Eichenauer, E, Langeder J, Hoeller, F, Sykora, C, Tahir, A... & Glasl, S. (2020). Norway spruce balm: Phytochemical composition and ability to enchance re-epithelialization in vitro. Planta medica 86(15), 1080-1088).
² Sipponen, A. & Laitenen, K. (2011) Antimicrobial properties of natural coniferous resin in the European Pharmacopoedia challenge test. Apmis, 119(10), 720-724.
- Clip the hair and clean the wound.
- Apply sparingly (1-2mm) directly onto the wound. Apply a breathable dressing to the area if required.
- On deep wounds, apply directly to the wound bed.
- Apply one or two times daily. The amount of wound exudate is often higher in the beginning of the wound healing priocess and reduces over time. Once the amount of woulnd exudated reduces, apply once every other day.