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Dog's Puncture Wound Healed Nicely


Author: Kim W.
Date: 08-11-2011
Views: 2,939
Word Count: 364
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6198-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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This past summer my husband and I decided to buy a new mobil home. To prepare for the old one to be moved out of the way, which had been there for 18 years, some bushed had to be cut down. The bushes had been there just as long as the home and were surrounded by walkways and such. So my husband did the best he could cutting them down to the ground but still there were pieces of the stalks still remaining up out of the ground about 6 inches.

Well as things progressed in getting ready for the move all boundaries for my dauchshund, Cooper were removed and he was able to run freely (YEAH), he ran right into one of those bush stems that was sticking up and one of them went right into his chest!

Poor Cooper that really hurt him and before Young Living I would have rushed him to the doctor. Instead my husband and I took him in the house, Cooper being cradled in my husbands arms and I proceeded to blot the blood and I dropped 2 drops of Lavender right into the hole. Lavender doesn't sting and is such a FANTASTIC oil.

After doing this I sealed it with Animal Scents Ointment and put a non-stick pad over it and wrapped him like a mummy just to keep him from licking it off. He was really sore for the rest of the day, but before bedtime that night we doctored him again exactly the same way.

By the next day he was feeling better and with in 3 days you wouldn't even know he was hurt other than seeing the bandaging. I continued everyday to doctor him twice/daily and I watched the healing of it. It healed from the inside out which is what you want it to do.

Once it started closing itself up I stopped putting anything on it and let him take over in "licking his wound" and its been a month since that happend and not a mark on him. No scar of any kind. I just thank God everytime I reach for my oils. They are truely Heaven sent.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: dogs-/-canines — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
3.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
4.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
5.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "[A] literature review of evidence on the influence of essential oils on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice... focus[ing] mainly on tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme, and ocimum [basil] oils."Link
6.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."Link
7.Associated topics: dogs-/-canines — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
8.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link

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