Originally Posted by Sahara
My vet would advise against cold hosing open wounds on legs. Cold hosing has been shown to promote the development of proud flesh. You can wipe with baby wipes to clean the wound or flush it with saline.
That's a new one! Cold hosing allows the wound to be cleaned without introducing a possible non sterile cloth. It also chills the leg making any treatment less painful.
Using babywipes on an open wound is not good at all - they contain weird and wonderful things and are not designed to be used as a medical wipe.
A saline wash (1 teaspoon salt to a pint of previously boiled water) after hosing has stopped the bleeding and cleaned the wound is the safest thing to use on cuts.
Wound powder is notorious for producing proud flesh. Salt is great - it is natural to the body, encourages healing and keeps flies off.