Vetericyn FAQs

Vetericyn General Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vetericyn?

Vetericyn® products are a next generation line of animal health care solutions. Featuring an array of products from Vetericyn® Plus products that are pH-balanced solutions used for cleansing, irrigating debriding and moisturizing wounds, setting the stage for optimal healing conditions. To our line of Super 7+ Navel Dip, an umbilical cord dry-out and solution for newborn animals which has a 30% faster dried down time than USP 7% tincture of Iodine. All Vetericyn® products are as safe as they are effective!

Can you use Vetericyn Plus Wound & Skin Care after the expiration date, if so, how long after?

Vetericyn is only to be used within the expiration date marked on the label of the product due to the solution preservative effectiveness.

What is the difference between Puracyn Plus for humans and Vetericyn Plus for animals?

Puracyn Plus is indicated and FDA cleared for human use. Vetericyn Plus is indicated specifically for animal use only. Both products are based on hypochlorous technology and are manufactured under strict quality standards. The FDA does not provide for animal use devices.

Are Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care products bleach and why is it safe to use?

Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care products are not bleach. Bleach is corrosive, toxic, will burn, generates fumes/vapors and is not safe for use on the intended applications of Vetericyn. In addition, stabilized bleach has a pH of >11. Vetericyn is a hypochlorous solution that is safe and non-toxic and pH balanced. Vetericyn products are manufactured within an appropriate physiological pH range and will not sting when applied. Vetericyn will not harm healthy tissue in the process of cleaning and debriding wounds.

Is Vetericyn Plus still good if it freezes? How would you know a bottle of Vetericyn Plus was frozen?

Vetericyn Plus Liquid formula can freeze and be thawed without hurting the effectiveness of the product. You may know the bottle froze if it is leaking as a result of expansion of the formula. The bottle walls may collapse after thawing out or evidence of ice within the solution. Vetericyn Plus Hydrogel should not be allowed to freeze and should be replaced if freezing occurs. The special gelling agent used in the formula will fall out of suspension and reduce the preservative effectiveness of the product. We suggest storing at room temperature away from direct sunlight and heat. After use, seal or close dispenser.

Can Vetericyn Plus be used with another product, medicine, or therapeutic products?

We prefer Vetericyn Plus to be used per label indications. Vetericyn has no known contraindications and no known negative drug interactions.  If you need to apply other remedies like fly repellents, we recommend that you apply Vetericyn first, saturating and cleaning the area well and then wait at least 60 seconds before applying any other materials. Before or after treating with Vetericyn, we recommend that you advise your healthcare professional (veterinarian) of any treatment protocol you are following in addition to those recommended by the veterinarian.  Vetericyn is not intended for use on systemic conditions.

The product is kind of grey. Is that normal?

If the product is a gel it should be opaque or greyish. It must be shaken well prior to application. The liquid formulas are clear and not cloudy.

Why does the Vetericyn Plus Hydrogel spray harden if the product isn’t being used?

This could happen because it froze, the applicator was not closed properly, the cap was left off the pump sprayer, it was not stored in proper conditions or it was exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods.  All Hydrogels are to be shaken well before use/application. Please follow storage instructions on product label to prevent possible problems.

Can Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin care products be transferred to another bottle for application?

The transfer or decanting of Vetericyn products is not recommended due to the possibility of contamination and the ingredients being neutralized by coming in contact with the container’s materials. The wrong container materials, even if sterile, might neutralize the ingredients. For this reason, it is recommended that Vetericyn products be used in the supplied container and configuration. All Vetericyn products are manufactured and bottled in clean room environment under strict quality control.

What is the difference between Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care available in stores and Vetericyn VF Plus, the “vet strength” formula?

Vetericyn VF Plus formulations have a higher concentration of ingredients in comparison to OTC Vetericyn products found in stores. The Vetericyn VF Plus formulations are only sold to licensed veterinarians and can only be obtained from such.

How do Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care products work?

Using a proprietary and non-cytotoxic formulation of oxychlorine compounds, Vetericyn Plus can be used to moisten, clean and debride acute and chronic wounds without harming healthy tissue. One of the effective oxychlorine compounds, hypochlorous acid, has been employed in the unique formulation of Vetericyn Plus. Vetericyn Plus products assist in the mechanical removal of cellular debris, senescent cells, necrotic tissue, and foreign material from the skin and wound surface through debridement.

What makes Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care unique from other animal wound cleansers/dressings?

Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care products are unique from other animal wound cleansers/dressings because of their safety profile. They are safe for use on all animal species regardless of age and condition. Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care is non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-irritating, non-staining, and safe to use on or around the eyes, nose and mouth. Vetericyn Plus does not harm healthy tissue and does not contain steroids, alcohol, tea tree oil or antibiotics and is biodegradable. Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care products are pH-balanced and are shelf-stable. It can be easily applied with no mixing or dilution required and does not require rinsing after use.

Why is it significant that Vetericyn Plus contains no antibiotics?

The fact that Vetericyn Plus does not contain antibiotics is significant due to the concern that overuse of antibiotics promotes resistance. The repeated and extended use of Vetericyn in cleaning and debriding the wound bed has no adverse consequences. In addition, if there are regulatory limitations for use of antibiotics, those limitations do not apply to Vetericyn since it contains none.

Is it ok if a wound almost immediately turns red when using Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care?

Yes. This is a normal observation as a result of using Vetericyn Plus for cleansing and debriding the affected area.

Is Vetericyn available outside of the United States?

Yes. Vetericyn is available for shipment into international markets.

Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, England, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK. Soon to be in Chile, Colombia, Thailand, and Peru.

If you have any questions pertaining to availability of product in a specific country please contact us toll free at 866-318-3116.

Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care has a faint chlorine smell. When applied to an open wound, isn’t the chlorine painful to the animal?

While there is a slight chlorine odor, there is a proprietary amount of Free Active Chlorine (FAC) measured in parts per million which is not significant enough to cause stinging when applied. Vetericyn VF Plus has almost twice the amount of FAC than consumer strength Vetericyn, yet still does not sting when applied, is safe and non-toxic.

Can Vetericyn be used safely with kittens and puppies?

Yes, Vetericyn is safe for use on all animal species and is effective at all life stages.

Can Vetericyn be used on all animals?

Yes, Vetericyn is safe for use on all animals (mammals, reptiles and avian).

What is meant when you say that Vetericyn “tests free”?

This means that Vetericyn contains no ingredients that would result in a positive blood or urine analytical test for non-permitted substances in race or show animals (if ingested or licked). Since there are no banned substances and no steroids or antibiotics, Vetericyn tests free for competitive animals.

Can you use Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care for the ear or eye?

Yes. Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin care products can be used on wounds and issues of the ear.  Vetericyn Ear Rinse products are also available for specific ear indications. As it pertains to the eye, we recommend the use of the Vetericyn Plus line of eye products. Not all of the products have specific indications for the eye.

Yes. Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care Products can be used on the ear and in the eyes. To use in the ear you must be sure to not go past the mid-ear. And for use in the eyes you must have an intact cornea. As well, we offer Vetericyn products specifically labeled for use in the ear and the eyes with specific indications and instructions. (Verify ear label)

Can you use Vetericyn Plus in the ear if the eardrum is not intact?

Vetericyn Plus is a hypotonic solution and only a healthcare professional (veterinarian) can determine if it is safe to use in this application. Vetericyn Plus should not be used if the eardrum is not intact.

Can you use Vetericyn Plus in the eye if the cornea is not intact?

Vetericyn Plus is a hypotonic solution and only a healthcare professional (veterinarian) can determine if it is safe to use in this application. Vetericyn Plus should not be used if the cornea is not intact.

Do you bottle Vetericyn at your own facility?

Yes, we bottle all our products in our own facility under strict quality standards. We stay compliant to the FDA QSR as well as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, CAN/CSA – ISO 13485:03 and CMDR SOR/98-282. All Vetericyn products are made in the USA and is a USA owned company.

What are Vetericyn Plus Utility Spray, Utility Gel, Pink Eye Spray, and Vetericyn Super 7+ Navel Dip?

These products are Vetericyn’s Livestock Line and are designed specifically for large animal applications. These products have specific indications for use and labels should be followed accordingly. These products remain safe for all animals.

Can you tell me more about the Vetericyn Plus Pink Eye Spray?

Safe for use to clean and flush eyes when showing the following symptoms:

  • Pink Eye
  • Redness & irritation
  • Discharge & drainage

*See below to read more about the Pink Eye Spray

Is the Super 7+ Navel Dip the same as Vetericyn’s other products?

No, it is not. Super 7+ Navel Dip is only for umbilical cord dry out. This is a different product than the Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care line. All products have a different safety profile. Precautions on use are to be followed. Super 7 + Navel Dip is not intended for the treatment of wounds and skin ailments, do not use for such. Refer to label or product SDS of Super 7+ Navel Dip.

*See below to read more about the Super 7+ Navel Dip

Super 7+ Navel Dip Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Super 7+ Navel Dip the same as Vetericyn’s other products?

No, it is not. Super 7+ Navel Dip is only for umbilical cord dry out. This is a different product than the Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care line. All products have a different safety profile. Precautions on use are to be followed. Refer to label or product SDS (safty data sheets) of Super 7+ Navel Dip.

Why is the Super 7+ Navel Dip product colored?

The product is colored with brown dye for easy identification of animals that have been dipped or sprayed.

On Super 7+ containers, liquid tends to have two colors or layers? Is the product okay?

Yes! The product will show separation of color (two) if sitting for prolonged periods of time. The product is to be shaken well prior to use or application to get the dye back into suspension.

Is this product safe?

Yes. Super 7+ Navel Dip is non-toxic and safe for newborn animals when following label indications. It is also non-flammable and non-corrosive. In addition, those who have iodine allergies/sensitivities prefer using Super 7+ Navel Dip. Please see label for further use and handling details.

How does it work compared to 7% iodine or to Triodine?

Super 7+ Navel Dip provides very fast dry down time of the umbilical cord. The combination of safety and effectiveness beats any other navel dip on the market. A recent study completed at Auburn University shows that Super 7+ dries down the navel 30% faster than 7% iodine.

Does Super 7+ Navel Dip contain any iodine or alcohol? How does it dry out the umbilical cord?

No!  Super 7+ is Iodine and Alcohol free.  Super 7+ is formulated with an elevated pH and hypertonic characteristics specifically designed to desiccate the umbilical cord.  This product is non-flammable and non-hazardous, unlike Iodine products.

Does Super 7+ Navel Dip contain dye?

Yes. Super 7+ Navel Dip has staining properties similar to strong iodine for indication that a navel has been dipped. Follow proper instructions for use and handle carefully to avoid spills.

Can more than one navel be dipped per drawn solution of Super 7+ Navel Dip?

To expedite dry-down time, we recommend dipping only one navel per dose of solution. To prevent cross-contamination, use an Ambic® non-return dip cup.

Does this product need hazardous material paperwork like strong iodine?

No. Super 7+ Navel Dip does not require hazardous material paperwork like strong iodine. It also does not require any special handling or shipping instructions.

What animals can Super 7+ Navel Dip provide protection for?

Super 7+ Navel Dip can be used on all animals that have an umbilical cord.

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