Vetericyn FAQs

Vetericyn® Brand

What is Vetericyn?

Vetericyn® products are a next generation line of animal health care that offer an advanced alternative to saline solutions. We offer an array of products from the Vetericyn® Plus line that are pH-balanced solutions used for cleansing, irrigating and debriding wounds, which sets the stage for optimal healing conditions. All Vetericyn® products are as safe as they are effective!

Do you bottle Vetericyn at your own facility?

We bottle all Vetericyn Plus products in our own facility under strict FDA quality standards. We stay compliant to the FDA QSR as well as ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.

Our Vetericyn FoamCare Shampoo is manufactured in the USA and distributed by Vetericyn. All Vetericyn products are made in the USA. Vetericyn is a proud USA owned company.

Where can I get a list of your ingredients for your products?

Ingredients for Vetericyn products are listed on the back of each product. You can also visit our online store and see the list of ingredients for each individual product. SDS’ can be found here.

Can Vetericyn products be used safely with kittens and puppies?

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

Can Vetericyn products be used on all animals?

Yes, Vetericyn product is safe to use on all animals.

Is Vetericyn available outside of the United States?

Yes. Vetericyn is available for shipment into the following 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. If you have any questions pertaining to availability of product in a specific country please contact us toll free at 866-318-3116.

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Vetericyn Plus Wound & Skin Care Line

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 loss of pf potency and effectiveness of the product past the expiration date.

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.

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

Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin Care products are not and do not contain any 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 hypochlorus solution that is safe and non-toxic and pH balanced. Vetericyn Plus 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 thaw without hurting the effectiveness of the product. If a bottle was frozen you will notice leaking as a result of expansion of the formula. The bottle walls may collapse after thawing out or evidence of ice may be noticeable within the solution.

Vetericyn Plus Hydrogel should not be allowed to freeze and should be replaced if freezing does occur. 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?

Vetericyn Plus is 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 and wait at least 60 seconds before applying any other materials. After consulting or 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.

Why is it significant that Vetericyn Plus contains no antibiotics?

The fact that Vetericyn Plus does not contain antibiotics means that there is no need to be concerned about the animal building up resistance to antibiotics while using our Vetericyn Plus products. Antibiotic resistance has become a growing concern in the past years within the animal industry. 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 Plus products.

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

Yes. This is a normal observation as a result of using Vetericyn Plus for cleansing and debriding the affected area. The wound turns red because…

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 new container’s materials. The wrong container materials, even if sterile, can be used in the supplied container and configuration.

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

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

What is the difference between Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin care and Vetericyn Wound and Infection Spray?

As part of our regulatory compliance efforts and our continual improvement process, from time to time we find ourselves in the need to change narratives or statements found on our product labels, website, and marketing materials. Recently, for example, Wound and Infection Care changed to Wound and Skin Care. These specific changes to the narratives on the labels and other materials in no way altered or modified our formulas, their concentrations, safety, or efficacy. All Vetericyn products are safe, effective, and continue to be of the highest quality.

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. Vetericyn Plus is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. 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.

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.

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

Vetericyn Plus Wound and Skin care products can be used on wounds and issues of the ear.  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.

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

These products are part of 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.

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

No, it is not. Super 7+ Navel Care 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 MSDS of Super 7+ Navel Care.

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Vetericyn Plus Hydrogel

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.

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

This may happen because the product might have been frozen, the applicator was not closed properly, the cap was left off the pump sprayer, or 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.

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Vetericyn Plus Eye Care Line

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

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

What is the Vetericyn Plus Pink Eye Spray?

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

  • Pink Eye
  • Redness & irritation
  • Discharge & drainage
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Vetericyn Plus Ear Care Line

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

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

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Puracyn Plus

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 directions for animal use devices. You can learn more about Puracyn at http://www.puracynplus.com/

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Super 7+ Navel Care

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

No, it is not. Super 7+ Navel Care 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 (safety data sheets) of Super 7+ Navel Care.

Why is the Super 7+ Navel Care product colored?

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

Is this product safe?

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

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

Super 7+ Navel Care provides a quick dry down time of the umbilical cord. The combination of safety and effectiveness is comparable other navel dips on the market.

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

Yes, Super 7+ Navel Care’s new formula has added Isopropyl Alcohol to its ingredient composition as a preservative. Super 7+ is formulated with an elevated pH and hypertonic characteristics specifically designed to desiccate the umbilical cord.

Does Super 7+ Navel Care contain dye?

Yes. Super 7+ Navel Care 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 Care?

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?

flamesNo. you do not have to fill out any additional paperwork other than your standard transportation documents. Super 7+ Navel Care does not require hazardous material paperwork like strong iodine. The only shipping requirement that comes with our Navel Care product is that shipment containers must have the flammable liquid labels adhered to the sides during transit.

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

This solution can be used on new born cattle, swine, sheep, horses, goats, dogs or any animal with an umbilical cord.

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Vetericyn FoamCare®

Does FoamCare® contain Vetericyn Plus?

No, FoamCare does not contain the same technology as Vetericyn Plus. However, Vetericyn Plus and FoamCare have been formulated to work together and use in conjunction after bathing for wound and skin management.

Can I use the medicated FoamCare in place of Vetericyn Plus?

FoamCare medicate shampoo is indicated for the relief of itchy or dry skin, dermatitis or hot spots. Vetericyn Plus Wound & Skin Care products help aid in proper wound cleansing and wound management. It is best to use FoamCare to bathe your pet first, and then apply Vetericyn Plus, to ensure proper wound healing.

Can FoamCare be frozen?

FoamCare is a liquid substance. We recommend keeping this product indoors and away from freezing temperatures. If FoamCare freezes allow product to thaw and shake vigorously before using.

What if I use the wrong density?

The different FoamCare shampoo offerings that are based on your pet’s hair density help optimize cleansing and rinsing. We recommend using the chart here to find the closest density type for your pet. Using the wrong density will not cause any harm or ill reaction to your pet. You may notice that the shampoo will not lather as well or rinse off as quickly as it would with the correct density. (Click here to see our Coat Density Chart)

Can I dump the shampoo into a bucket and wash my pet that way?

FoamCare shampoo is best used as sprayed through its trigger system for correct foaming action. We do not recommend decanting the shampoo into other containers. The shampoo is designed to be sprayed through the trigger for optimal coverage and easy application.

How can I determine the hair density of my pet?

Your gut feeling is typically the best choice as pets vary greatly in their individual coat types. If you find it more difficult to rinse FoamCare, try moving up a level in density type. Refer to the chart here for suggestions in helping determine the density of your pet.

Why does the pH of shampoo matter?

Some shampoos have a lower pH which can disrupt the natural defenses of the animal’s skin acid mantle. All FoamCare Shampoo is specifically formulated for an optimized pH for pet’s skin and do not disrupt the natural acid mantle.

Which density should I use if my pet has an undercoat?

The density of an undercoat will change depending on the time of year. Generally, if a pet has a noticeable undercoat, the medium or high density is most likely the best choice.

What are the benefits to the spraying application?

The spray application makes bath time easier, reduces stress, limits mess and uses the shampoo more efficiently. The spray foam application is easy to apply in one fluid motion. FoamCare can be applied all over your pet before lathering reducing the need to pick up a soapy bottle with wet hands.

What are the benefits to the foaming application?

The foaming application provides a deeper clean that nourishes your pet’s skin. The foam is easy to lather into your pet’s coat and clean the skin.

What are the benefits to paraben free?

Parabens are man-made chemicals and are a widely used as a preservative in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and foods. Studies show there are possible negative side effects to paraben use.

What are the benefits of plant based?

A plant based shampoo is important because it provides natural benefits to the skin such as aloe. FoamCare does not contain any harmful chemicals that can hurt animal skin.

How many washes can you get per bottle?

This depends on the size of your pet. Each animal will require different amounts of shampoo to achieve a deeper clean. Consumers find the Foaming trigger system found in FoamCare extends the life of the shampoo since it is used much more efficiently.

I have several pets with different coat types, which density would be best?

We recommend using the density that corresponds to each of your pet’s coat type. Each formula contains different conditioning agents specific to that coat density. If you are still not sure, grab a bottle of FoamCare’s medium density!

Can this be used in conjunction with flea or tick treatments?

Yes, FoamCare shampoos are compatible with flea or tick treatments. We recommend following directions stated by the flea or tick company and not bathing your pet for 48 hours after application.

Does this shampoo kill fleas & ticks?

No, FoamCare does not kill fleas or ticks. However, the FoamCare Medicated formula will provide relief from hotspots, itchy, or dry skin and other skin ailments.

Is this shampoo safe around the eyes? Is it tearless?

Yes, FoamCare is safe around the eye area. However, it is not considered a tearless shampoo. If product gets in the animal’s eyes, simply rinse well and flush with water to alleviate any chances of discomfort or irritation.

What is the difference between Pet and Equine formulas?

Each of the FoamCare Shampoo products are specifically formulated for coat density and hair type. Equine coats are much different than companion animals and therefore formulated differently.

Does FoamCare have a fragrance?

FoamCare non-medicated pet shampoos contain a natural smelling fresh and clean scent. The Equine Non-medicated shampoo is fragrance free. Both medicated FoamCare products (pet and equine) are scent neutral.

What are the active ingredients in the medicated shampoo?

The Equine medicated shampoo contains Ketoconazole, an excellent ingredient to aid the treatment of fungal conditions.

The FoamCare Medicated Shampoo contains Salicylic Acid, an excellent ingredient to aid the treatment of various dermatological conditions.

How often can I wash my pet with FoamCare?

FoamCare Shampoos contain no harsh chemicals so they are gentle enough to use as often as you desire.

Can FoamCare Shampoo be used on puppies and kittens?

Yes, all of our shampoos are safe for puppies and kittens.

Can I use the FoamCare non-medicated and medicated shampoo on cats?

Yes, the FoamCare Medicated formula is safe to use on cats.

Can I use FoamCare on food producing animals?

FoamCare shampoo does not have any withdrawal times when used on animals.

Does it need to be rinsed?

Yes, all FoamCare variations need to be rinsed off the animal. FoamCare has been specifically formulated to be easy to rinse and leave the coat optimally conditioned.

Is FoamCare anti-allergenic?

Yes, all FoamCare shampoo variations are anti-allergenic. All ingredients are intended to prevent or minimize an allergic reaction.

Is FoamCare shampoo a plant-based product?

All non-medicated products are plant based & do not contain any harsh chemicals; which is important because they provide natural benefits to the skin.

Do the medicated shampoos need to be left on the animal for a time period before being rinsed off?

No, there is no specific time requirement. The medicated shampoo is intended to aid in the treatment or relief of certain skin conditions.

Can the medicated products be used on animals that have broken skin?

We do not recommend applying any shampoo directly to a wound or broken skin due to potential irritation. Even a mild non-medicated shampoo can be irritating to compromised skin and we recommend users avoid applying any shampoo directly into a cut or wound. Vetericyn Plus Wound & Skin Care Hydrogel can be applied to broken skin to form a protective barrier over the affected area.

Why do we use Sodium Laurel Sulfate as the surfactant?

We use Sodium Laurel Sulfate because it is one of the best, most common, and most effective surfactants for shampoos due to its foaming and anionic characteristics.

Why is Sodium Laurel Sulfate an ingredient in the OTC shampoos but not the Medicated shampoos?

The Medicated shampoo formulations require a different surfactant system to achieve dissolution and homogeneity of the active ingredients used in those formulations.

Why is sulfate free touted on the Medicated label, but not on the OTC label?

The non-medicated products contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate which is why they do not claim to be sulfate free.

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