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Honey – the tasty treat we all love. People have been using honey to treat wounds for centuries. Today, many veterinary doctors are experimenting with the medicinal value of honey to see if it offers similar results in animals. Many veterinary medications tend to be extremely heavy on the pockets and doctors believe that honey can be used as an alternative form of medicine.The medicinal benefits of honey
The most important advantage of honey is that it is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. This means that the likelihood of infections developing on open wounds and sores is very less. This is what makes honey so popular among veterinary doctors and pet owners alike.The antioxidants and flavonoids in honey have been found to be beneficial for a variety of problems such as ulcers, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders and more. Additionally, honey can also be used as a solution for common cold.Finally, because of the multiple nutrients that it contains, honey has been found to boost immunity. With multiple benefits such as these, it’s easy to see why honey is used as medicine.An alternative to veterinary medication
Honey has anti-microbial properties. This makes it the ideal solution to treat open wounds and sores. When your pet has hurt itself and has developed an open wound, it is imperative to treat it at the earliest to avoid infection. If too much time is spent in taking your pet to the veterinary clinic, the wound may become infected. This can be very dangerous to your pet. In this case, honey can be used as an immediate form of treatment.Apart from reducing the risk of infection, honey also reduces the chances of a wound developing edema. It speeds up the shedding of necrotic tissues, which will in turn reduce the risk of gangrene. Due to its viscous nature, honey can be used to cover the wound until further treatment. It also provides the protein needed to help heal the wound.A vital property of honey is its high osmolarity. It helps absorb and concentrate nutrients and enzymes which are vital to the healing process and which will accelerate the process of tissue regeneration.In addition to these benefits, honey is economically viable. Various brands are available in almost every store and some of them are less expensive than the others. This means more people can now purchase packets of this product. It is also available in containers of various sizes and pet owners can easily carry them on their person at all times.Now that you know the magical properties of this golden goodness why not use it on your pet’s wounds?