Cuts, bruises and scrapes require the same first aid
you would use for humans. If the injury is major,
call or visit your veterinarian. If it is a minor
wound, clip the hair from the edges and gently
cleanse the wound with warm, soapy water. Do not
use any harsh disinfectants, as you may end up
doing more damage than good. Let the area air dry
and then apply Schreiner’s. We do not recommend
bandaging, as it slows healing and infection can
develop within the warm, damp area of the bandage.
While people generally prefer to have a wound sewn
closed, few wounds actually require sutures. In
fact, the wound will heal faster and without scars
if they are left exposed, healing from the inside
The most common fungal infection on dogs causes “hot
spots”—angry-looking red spots commonly
found on the neck and back. These spots can appear
suddenly, especially during summer and fall. They
can cause an intense itch or be extremely tender
to the touch. They start as a balding spot and spread
outward, usually keeping a circular shape. To treat
the wound, clip the hair away from the entire red
area and apply Schreiner's® Herbal Solution two
times a day. Schreiner’s® is antifungal
and should bring immediate relief.
Mange is also quite common with dogs. Mange mites
burrow into the skin and cause intense itching.
Symptoms include pustules, scabby areas, thick
grayish areas and baldness on the belly, legs,
face and back. Because mange is so contagious it
is best to isolate the dog from other dogs. Since
many other skin conditions look like mange, you
cannot be certain until a skin sampling is examined
by your veterinarian. To treat with Schreiners,
clip the hair away from the infected area and apply
Schreiner's® Herbal Solution two times a day.
You can also treat without clipping.