Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray is a topical skin product intended for use on dogs, cats, horses, caged birds and guinea pigs.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray is used in quick treatment of various skin lesions, such as hot spots, cuts, burns, lacerations, post-surgical wounds, scratches, skin irritations, rashes and skin ulcers. It is effective against bacterial (MRSA – Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – included), viral and yeast skin infections in dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs and caged birds.
Due to their physically active lifestyle, pets and domestic animals are prone to accidents and injuries. They often sustain various skin lesions: scratches, lacerations, burns. Wounds present a visible disruption in the tissue integrity of the skin. In severe cases, the damage can affect other tissues underneath the skin (connective tissue, blood vessels, muscles, nerves, etc.). The skin surrounding the wound often becomes inflamed; it appears red and swollen. If the surface blood vessels are damaged, skin wounds are bleeding. Surface burns are characterized with redness and blisters.
The animal skin often gets irritated by the various outer impacts, such as skin parasites or allergens. Irritated skin is covered with rash; it is often red, itchy and inflamed as a result of frequent scratching, biting or licking.
Hotspot, also known as moist eczema, is a specific, localized form of skin lesion caused by some sort of irritation. The affected area is severely itchy, and the animal is licking, biting and scratching the skin to try and relieve the unpleasant sensation. The constant wetness from the licking and the thick fur coat provide a warm and moist environment for bacterial growth and development of infection with further irritation.
Skin lesions can be connected with certain skin diseases, such as skin infections (e.g. pyoderma in dogs), allergies, skin parasites (e.g. mites), skin tumors (e.g. trichoepithelioma in guinea pigs), degenerative skin diseases or infectious diseases (e.g. Canine distemper).
RELATIVE INFO ON BREEDS MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Animals breeds with skin folds, such as Shar pei dogs, are prone to skin infections. Thick haired breeds are likely to suffer from hot spots (e.g. Chow Chow dogs).
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1. What is Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray?
Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray is a non-irritating and non-toxic solution for treatment of various skin lesions in cats, dogs, horses, guinea pigs and caged birds.
2. How does Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray work?
Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray does not contain antibiotics or steroids. Its effectiveness is based on the Microcyn technology, which kills most of the bacterial strains resistant to the usual antimicrobial agents, without damaging the healthy tissues.
3. Is Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray safe for my pet?
Since there are no recorded adverse reactions and drug interactions withVetericyn Hot Spot Spray; it is considered to be very safe for animals. However, it is advisable to seek veterinary opinion before starting to administer Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray on your pet. Vetericyn is safe to use on young animals, such as kittens, puppies or foals. Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray is suitable for animals participating in sports competitions since it does not affect the normal biochemistry tests.
4. How is Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray applied?
Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray is applied directly onto the desired area of the skin. It can be sprayed liberally onto the skin or onto the dressing for the wound.
5. What side effects does Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray cause?
There are no recorded side effects of Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray. However, if Vetericyn causes irritation, stop its administration and consult with the veterinarian.
6. What drugs interact with Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray?
There are no known interactions of Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray with other drugs. However, it is wise to consult with the vet if your pet is receiving any other topical products, e.g. products for external parasite control.
Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray is intended only for use on animals. Keep it away from children and pets.
Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray is intended only for external use on various skin lesions.
In case of local irritation of the skin after the application of Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray, stop administering the product and seek veterinary help.
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL
Always secure the spray dispenser when the product is not in use. Store Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray at the room temperature shielded from direct sunlight and heat sources.
Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray is not harmful for the environment; there are no specific instructions for its disposal.
BRAND VS. GENERIC COMPARISON
There is no generic equivalent of Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray available on the market at the moment.
The active ingredient of Vetericyn Hot Spot Spray is Hypochlorous Acid (0.0035%). Other, inactive ingredients include Sodium Hypochlorite (0.005%), Sodium Chloride (0.023%) and Electrolyzed Water (99.97%).