Cauterizing agent

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Cauterizing agent

Postby bhennessy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:38 am

I was exercising my griffs off leash last week and my older pup cut his paw badly somehow. I didn’t see how he did it, nor did he give any sign of being injured but he was bleeding like a stuck pig when he ran by me next and the huge bloody paw print was hard to miss. He’s a driven blunt object and we made it back to the car and to the vet despite him loosing quite a lot of blood. The car looked like a horror movie scene even with my best efforts at direct pressure and it was the one day that week that I had the wife’s car. Some stitches, some drugs, a big bill and a team of young vet techs scrubbing the waiting room and parking lot and he’s right as rain.

I used to have some cauterizing drops (a brown liquid) that a friend gave me before hunting season a couple years ago but the bottle eventually cracked this past season — I think the stuff is very caustic and it was a little plastic dropper bottle. After this experience I’d like to buy some more but can only find the silver nitrate sticks for sale. Does anyone know where I can buy the liquid (I’m assuming it’s silver nitrate in solution), or alternatively do the sticks work well on a deep and heavily flowing wound?
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Re: Cauterizing agent

Postby Doc E » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:25 pm

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Re: Cauterizing agent

Postby bhennessy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:04 pm

It was a little hectic when I brought him in, but will do doc, in 10 to 14 days when the stitches come out. And thanks for the advice. Perhaps someone who does know can help.
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Re: Cauterizing agent

Postby blue04 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:54 am

I've used this on wounds of various sizes/types: https://www.amazon.com/Trophy-Colagen-W ... B0002B8CPC

I've used it with good effect on some head and mouth wounds that were quite bloody. It's quite sticky and would remind you of honey. I keep a first aid kit in the truck, so I've usually got large gauze pads on hand. I apply a large amount of EMT gel, then press a gauze pad over the wound and use pressure until the bleeding stops or we get to a vet.
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