I am yet to cut my Beagle's (Boo) nails. He wont let me near them!
Corn flour and cayenne pepper is a good mix for bleeds, no, the cayenne does not sting as I have read a lot that styptic does (with birds, anyway). Cayenne also is a anti coagulant and has some antiseptic properties too. I had no Idea till someone on another board linked to it, google will find it.
I also use aloe vera gel ( all natural, no alchohol, from the chemist. earth friendly brand) on humans, animals and birds for abrasions.)
I'm a big fan of Aloe gel when I can't get hold of the plant. Brilliant stuff. A friend's White just cut his face on his cheek just under his eye yesterday & we have a show coming up next week. She's straight onto the Aloe to speed up the wound so it looks less angry for judging.
I'm a huge rap for Arnica tabs as well for bruising. I give my lot a dose am & pm for Sat & Sun to iron out any bumps & bruises they may have acquired during the week. They rarely yelp in pain on the massage table, so it's a big help I feel.
[QUOTE=GSDs4Ever;27621]I'm a big fan of Aloe gel when I can't get hold of the plant. Brilliant stuff. A friend's White just cut his face on his cheek just under his eye yesterday & we have a show coming up next week. She's straight onto the Aloe to speed up the wound so it looks less angry for judging.QUOTE]
Aloe Vera is on the "poisonous for dogs" list, but it might just be if they ingest it raw.
People commonly use aloe vera to calm sunburns, treat cuts and scrapes and soothe skin conditions such as eczema. Aloe vera is also commonly used, especially in Asia, in foods and drinks, acting as a natural medicine for digestive health. Chomping on aloe vera for dogs and cats though can provide anything but for them. Ingestion of aloe vera for pets can cause vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, tremors and change in urine color, according to the ASPCA Poison Control Center.
I have a small container of corn flour mix in my bird first aid box and a jar of cayenne.
I still have not mixed them. I am in two minds as some just use the cayenne and say it is fast, others just use CF and others use a mix. I think I will cover my butt and have another small container if just the cayenne and then I can use either or mix, lol. This is to shove bird's feet into in the event of bleeding toe. Blood feathers I ....no, just decided I am going to mix it to get beneficial properties if both. My feelings, mine only this time is that I feel the cornflour would act faster to stop bleeding whilst the other would then add it's healing properties. Thanks for helping me make up my mind. I was thinking out loud whilst writng lol.
Clea, my vet advised me to use aloe post op with my cat.
Oh, Clea, yes parts of the plant are not good ingested at all, that is the stringy bits, the gel is fine I just remembered reading.
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