Friday, May 08, 2009

Did You Know You Can Use Honey to Treat a Wound on Your Pet?

K9 Magazine, 5/1/2009

National Honey Week takes place from May 4 to 11 this year, but did you know that honey can also be used to treat wounds in your pets?

Honey has been known for its healing properties for thousands of years, but with the advancement of 20th Century medicine and the advent of antibiotics, honey’s medicinal qualities were forgotten. However, it has recently re-emerged, with scientific studies showing honey to be effective on abscesses, burns and surgical wounds.

The benefits of medical grade Manuka honey, such as Activon, available from Dechra Veterinary Products through your veterinary practice, are now being recognised and used by the veterinary profession to treat wounds and encourage healing…

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