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Old 04-09-2014, 03:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is benzalkonium chloride + aqua solution safe?
Based on what I see here it might not be.

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Benzalkonium chloride is highly toxic to fish (LC50 = 280 μg ai/L), very highly toxic to aquatic invertebrates (LC50 = 5.9 μg ai/L), moderately toxic to birds (LD50 = 136 mg/kg-bw), and slightly toxic to mammals (LD50 = 430 mg/kg-bw).[6] Benzalkonium chloride formulations for consumer use are dilute solutions. Concentrated solutions (10% or more) may be toxic to humans, causing corrosivity/irritation to the skin and mucosa under prolonged contact times, and death if taken internally in sufficient volumes.[7]"

But then again this chemical is used in Bactine and hand sanitizers. So not really sure. Probably depends on the concentration and amount you apply. I've never personally used Bactine on my dog. Maybe it is ok.

I have used antibiotic ointment and others have used neosporin with good results. The ointment is good because it also forms a bit of a barrier against dirt and germs. It's thick and sticky like paste.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Based on what I see here it might not be.

Benzalkonium chloride - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


"Safety[edit]
Benzalkonium chloride is highly toxic to fish (LC50 = 280 μg ai/L), very highly toxic to aquatic invertebrates (LC50 = 5.9 μg ai/L), moderately toxic to birds (LD50 = 136 mg/kg-bw), and slightly toxic to mammals (LD50 = 430 mg/kg-bw).[6] Benzalkonium chloride formulations for consumer use are dilute solutions. Concentrated solutions (10% or more) may be toxic to humans, causing corrosivity/irritation to the skin and mucosa under prolonged contact times, and death if taken internally in sufficient volumes.[7]"

But then again this chemical is used in Bactine and hand sanitizers. So not really sure. Probably depends on the concentration and amount you apply. I've never personally used Bactine on my dog. Maybe it is ok.

I have used antibiotic ointment and others have used neosporin with good results. The ointment is good because it also forms a bit of a barrier against dirt and germs. It's thick and sticky like paste.
Thank you I'll then just be using a saline solution and Neosporin
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes, the Benza has to be a very tiny concentration. Assumed OP knew, maybe I shouldn't have. Saline solution works too, if OP has not used a Benza solution before.
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Yes, the Benza has to be a very tiny concentration. Assumed OP knew, maybe I shouldn't have. Saline solution works too, if OP has not used a Benza solution before.
Thank you for the help
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I just had that happen to my 4.5 month old at dog park, pretty close to the same spot. First do not use hydrogen peroxide it does not stop bleeding as in a human. Slather on some Neosporin, checked it the next day and it was almost gone the next day I couldn't even see it.


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The only thing I would add is to watch it, I'd keep it moist with the Neosporin for a few days. It's not a dangerous looking wound and not terribly deep but it's more of a shallow puncture rather then a scrape so you want it to be able to drain to avoid an abcess. Keeping it well coated and moist with the Neosporin that should do it.
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