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Dog Wound Spray: What Is It, and Should You Invest?

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Dog wound spray is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. It is a spray that is used to treat and heal a myriad of different wounds that your dog might suffer from. There are a wide variety of different sprays that can be used though, and it can be hard to know which one is right for you. However, it is always a good idea to have some sort of first aid kit on hand in case your dog suffers from an unexpected injury. So to figure out what dog wound spray is the best option for you, and which one is worth investing in, check out the article below.

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It’s always a good idea to have some sort of wound spray on hand in a house with multiple dogs.

For General Care and All Types of First Aid

First Aid Spray

Most first aid spray contain some type of Bacitracin and Zinc. These two elements work simultaneously to treat wounds and protect the skin. The nice thing about a spray like this is that there is a real ease to the application process. You don’t have to worry about rubbing some ointment or cream onto your dog's wound. Which is not only kind of gross, it's also not the most sanitary way to address a wound. You simply spray the wound with the spray and it does the rest for you. The touch free application minimizes the risk that any debris or particles will get mushed into your dog's wound while you are trying to care for it.

First aid spray is a good idea to have around for your dog because it is good at treating a wide variety of minor wounds. This includes any type of flesh wound like cuts and scrapes. However, you should use your discretion and realize that for any wound that is more than a cut or scrape, one that has seriously pierced the skin in some fashion, a first aid spray won’t do the job and you need to get your pet to veterinarian at the first opportunity

However, for any sort of minor injury like cuts and scrapes, first aid spray is a great choice. Not only is it safe and easy to use, it is also economical and totally touch free.

dog with long red brown fur in tall grass
If your dog likes to play outside it’s inevitable they will develop wounds at some point that will require some sort of dog wound spray to care for.

For Inflamed or Itchy Dog Wounds

Zinc Spray

Zinc sprays are another common type of dog wound sprays that are available. Similar to the first aid spray which also contains Zinc, these sprays are great for minor injuries. Zinc reinforces the integrity and strength of skin tissue. And as such zinc spray can be used for anti-inflammatory purposes. So for any type of wound cut or scrape that seems to be inflamed or red and itchy, zinc spray can be a great choice.

Similar to the first aid spray and silver spray, zinc spray also benefits from a touch free application. This is particularly beneficial if you do notice that your pet has a wound that is inflamed. You don’t want to introduce any other sort of irritant that might make the wound more inflamed or painful. And as such a touch free zinc spray is the perfect choice when you notice your dog has an injury that is inflamed, swelling, or itchy.

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It’s a good idea to keep some sort of dog wound spray in the glovebox on long car trips.

For Cuts, Abrasions, and Hot Spots

Silver Spray

SIlver spray contains a hybrid formula of both Silver and zinc. The combination of which easily kills bacteria and fungi. This is particularly useful for any sort of wound that has broken the skin. By eliminating bacteria and fungi, this helps prevent any sort of infection from taking place in your dog's open wound. Not only that, but because it kills bacteria it also provides a deodorizing effect for those times when your dog has a wound that has a funky smell  to it. This spray is all around good for sanitizing a dog's wound and can be used in conjunction with a first aid spray that is meant to heal the wound.  

Like the other sprays, silver spray also benefits from a touch free easy application. This spray is perfect for any type of basic cut, abrasion, hot spots, or general skin care. The long lasting moisture barrier helps keep the wound free from outside debris and helps prevent any type of infection from taking hold. Preventing an infection is one of the most important steps you can take when treating a dog’s wound so silver spray might be a great choice for you.

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If you got a new puppy it’s inevitable you will need some sort of dog wound spray.

At the end of the day you will have to make the determination if any of these sprays are right for you and your pet. However, it is recommended that you keep one of these sprays around in case of a first aid emergency where you need to help your dog heal from a recent wound. It is much easier to go to the closet and get the first aid spray the next time your dog gets an injury than it is to wait for an injury to happen and then try to order the spray and hope it gets there in time to still be effective.

When it comes to treating dog wounds, the best thing you can do is make sure the wound is clean and to address the wound immediately. So don’t wait until the next time your dog gets injured. Order a spray today to make sure you can provide proper first aid the next time your dog suffers from a wound.

For any wound that does not appear to meet the definition of a minor wound, it is highly recommended that you get your dog to a veterinarian as soon as possible. And if you can’t it is a good idea to give them a phone call and see if the wound requires more serious medical attention. Dog wound sprays are great, but they aren’t magic. Sometimes real medicine is going to be required.

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