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    I love that .... "Whippet World"

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    Whippet world...

    The Manuka honey retains the properties of the plant that the bees harvest it from - Leptospermum (Manuka ). The plant has antibacterial properties etc.

    From Manuka Honey | The Honey Farm

    UMF is a phytochemically derived antibacterial property (i.e.. it is derived from the nectar of the flower) found in some types of Manuka Honey.

    Only honey collected from certain Leptospermum plants contain the special UMF property.

    The UMF activity exists in addition to the hydrogen peroxide antibacterial activity found in all honeys (this activity is due to an enzyme which is added to the nectar by the honeybee) . These two antibacterial activities work synergistically - enhancing their effects.


    If dogs lick at it and irritate the injury site - which I have also found an issue with Paw paw ointment - you can actually buy medihoney ointment which is less palatable.

    I had a friend with a greyhound who sustained a terrible injury and lost one of his back legs. He had a massive wound at the amputation site due to a lack of skin from the injury - plate sized. With Manuka honey applied every day the wound just shrunk and shrunk. It was amazing to see in photos!

    Lots of vets I know recommend it as well.

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    Thanks a bunch Natty. Can I get it at the supermarket ? Any particular brand ??

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    I've heard of Manuka honey before, I'd love to get some but I believe it's pretty expensive.

    I wont have any problem with Griffen licking the pawpaw ointment, he hates it. I use it on his nose when it's dry. He see's the tube and runs

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    I think some supermarkets do sell it but watch out for the 'number' on the front. The higher the better, mine is 20+ which means very high antibiotic properties. I got it from a health food shop.
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    Oh and it cost $30 but it will last for ages.
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    cool, $30 wont break the budget. I thought I remembered reading somewhere it was around $60.

    I'd have to seperated both dogs though, Madeline would clean it off him lol

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    Bordeaux when our foster greyhound caught his lip on his tooth the vet said it would heal beautifully - he also had another hole through the side of his lip flap - even though they looked horrible as they bubbled blood out when he first did them. He had to have ABs however for a pucnture to the top of his nose, into the nasal cavity.

    Just keep an eye out that they haven't caught each other across the bridge of the nose at all - a little hole could be hidden in all that skin!

    Our vet said the mouth wounds - even though they looked bad - were not an issue at all due to the healing factors in their own saliva.

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    I couldn't see anything on their faces. Madeline has a small cut behind her ear and Griffen has 2 long scrapes on his chest and a small one on his neck.

    It actaully took us about 10 min before we noticed the lip as it wasn't bleeding at all. Even after I got it unstuck it only bleed a little. It is the one I'm most worried about though.
    He didn't get his dinner last night as I didn't want it getting food in it before it could heal a little.

    I'll go over their faces again tonight just in case I missed anything
    Last edited by Bordeaux; 02-01-2010 at 01:23 PM. Reason: to make sence

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    Does that take awhile? They are mighty faces.

    I love DDB...

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