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Carbolated or Medicated Vaseline

TsPoet2011-02-28 03:14:59 +0000 #1
Anybody know anything about carbolated vaseline?

A woman was asking me about the injury on my puppy's back, and she recommended carbolated vaseline for it. It's a 2 month old reaction to vaccine - a big scab/scar that isn't healing.

The only thing I can find out about it on-line is from the (only?) company that makes it.

www.watkinsonline.co...ST1KYCFR9NgwodEg9fGA
Owlie2011-02-28 03:23:51 +0000 #2
The phenol is there for anti-bacterial purposes.
Biciclista2011-02-28 03:39:11 +0000 #3
wow, phenol is very dangerous to cats... don't know about dogs though
PamNY2011-02-28 03:49:39 +0000 #4
Dogs, too. I wouldn't chance it.
Owlie2011-02-28 04:24:59 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Biciclista

wow, phenol is very dangerous to cats... don't know about dogs though

It's also toxic to dogs (0.48g/kg orally). According to Google, 1% phenol will cause burns. That stuff is 1.5% Combined with the other stuff in there, that would sting at the very least!

You could probably get the same effect with a pet-friendly antibacterial ointment, really.
OakLeaf2011-02-28 03:35:41 +0000 #6
My dog had a lick granuloma on his leg that we treated successfully with Neosporin and occlusive bandaging. It seemed like it took forever, but it did heal, which lick granulomas often don't.

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