Why Saline is Good for Wounds

Why Saline is Good for Wounds

SalJetPet™ is 30ml of sterile saline and is a great first aid treatment for your pet. But just why is saline good for cleaning cuts and grazes?

Saline is a gentle cleanser it is isotonic, meaning it has the same concentration of salts as a mammal’s body cells. This makes it less likely to cause irritation or damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.

Maintaining a moist environment is important for wound healing. Saline solution helps keep the wound bed moist, which can promote faster healing and reduce the risk of scabbing or crust formation that might hinder healing.

Saline solution can help remove dirt, debris, and other contaminants from the wound. This is crucial to prevent infection and promote proper healing.

Unlike some antiseptic solutions, saline solution doesn't contain strong chemicals that could potentially damage healthy tissue or hinder the healing process.

Saline is often used to wet dressings, gauze, or bandages that are applied to wounds. This helps prevent the dressing from sticking to the wound, which can reduce pain and the risk of re-injury when changing dressings.

Saline is less likely to cause allergic reactions or sensitivities compared to some other wound-cleaning solutions.

It's important to note that while saline solution is generally safe and effective for wound care, it might not be the best choice for all types of wounds. For more severe wounds, deep cuts, or wounds at risk of infection, it's important to seek help from your local veterinarian.

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