Collaclot and Pet First aid for bleeding

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Knife wounds

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In this video, we're focusing on the use of COLLACLOT™ in the treatment of knife wounds or severe lacerations caused by sharp objects such as glass. This could occur, for instance, if a dog has been injured by a knife or has sustained a cut from a broken window.

Such injuries often result in a distinct type of wound, where the edges separate, exposing a substantial area. These wounds often lead to profuse bleeding, requiring immediate intervention. Delays in addressing this can result in the pet losing too much blood, eventually reaching a point of no return.

For such serious wounds, we recommend the large COLLACLOT™. One of the advantages of COLLACLOT™ is its flexibility: it can be placed over the wound, or even within it for more serious injuries. It can be moulded and applied directly to the wound, after which you can apply pressure.

While doing this, remember that the animal is likely in pain, so be cautious to avoid getting bitten. It's also vital to inform your vet that your pet has sustained a severe injury and that you'll be arriving soon.

Once COLLACLOT™ is in place, you'll quickly see the bleeding halt. Its collagen sponge interacts with the blood, solidifying and preventing further bleeding. Plus, COLLACLOT™ also promotes the healing process, not only halting the bleeding but also initiating recovery.

After the bleeding has stopped, you can apply additional bandages or use a cohesive bandage to secure the COLLACLOT™. Then, transport your pet safely to the vet as quickly as possible for further treatment and stitching.

Take note of when the injury occurred and when you applied the COLLACLOT™, and take the COLLACLOT™ packaging with you so the vet can see what has been used. COLLACLOT™ is extremely safe for pets and is superior to many other haemostatic agents, which often can't be packed into a wound as effectively.

Whether we're talking about a dog or any other animal, the process remains the same. The focus of this guide is on the treatment of the injury rather than the type of animal.