Two weeks ago, Bodhi gashed his side on something… actually, 2 somethings… and I have yet to figure out what did this. I suspect two nails in a fenceboard but I cannot find it for the life of me.
To read the original story of his wound and the vet visit/suturing, click here.
Bodhi is healing…
Since the stitches all split open after the third day, I’ve been rinsing his wound daily and applying The Balm! (EquiSpa product that I love – no affiliation).
I find that The Balm soothes the itch/pain (he likes it when I slather it on there…) and also keeps the flies away.
I schmear it on top of the wound and directly into the wound.
When I put it on top of the wound, his body heat melts the cream and it drips into his wound, keeping it moisturized and protected with all of the natural herbs, etc.
When I put it directly into the wound, it acts as a barrier. And, when it falls out, it takes whatever scabs or dirt that might be in there (that I couldn’t flush out) and takes it with it.
Today, I had been working at a particular area of dirt/scab with the hose and Bodhi was getting upset. The water spray hurts, of course. So, I dabbed in a chunk of The Balm and out came the scab with the chunk of The Balm! It is thicker than Vaseline so it holds onto stray particles better. It isn’t as gooey.
However, I do use Vaseline under the wound to keep his skin from becoming irritated from whatever serums might leak out.