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Septicide: Frequently Asked Questions

How does Septicide work?

Septicide works as an antiseptic, which assists the healing of a wound and prevents infection and sepsis. The insecticides also kill and repel insects, preventing further infection and irritation from insect bites.

Can Septicide be used on cats?

No, as Septicide contains Permethrin. The product can be used on dogs and horses. 

When is the best time to use Septicide?

Septicide is particularly useful in summer when nuisance insects and flies are a problem. If a dog is susceptible to fly strike, then Septicide can be applied as a preventative, before insects wreak havoc on the ears. It can also be used at any time where a horse or dog is suffering from wounds.

What animals can Septicide be used on?

Septicide is an antiseptic cream with added insecticides. It is ideal for wounds on dogs and horses, especially where fly worry is likely to occur. 

What do the insecticides do?

The insecticides repel insects attracted to the wound and kill any insects that come into contact with the wound. Thus preventing further damage to the wound and assisting healing.

Does it sting?

No, Septicide is in a soothing, emolient base that moisturises and protects the wound and promotes rapid healing.

Will it hurt my dog if he licks it?

No. Trials have demonstrated that Septicide is safe for use on dogs and horses. 

Do I need to clean the wound before I apply the ointment? And how much ointment do I apply to the wound?

It would assist the action of Septicide if the wound was initially gently cleansed with clean, warm water to remove any debris or exudate. Septicide can be applied liberally to cover the affected area.

Can I use Septicide on an animal other than a horse or dog?

Septicide is registered for use in horses and dogs which means it may be safely used in both horses and dogs. The use of this product in any other species would be considered “off label usage”. Products should not be used outside of their registered label claims without first consulting a veterinarian (if at all). Variation in metabolisms between different species mean that dose rates can vary quite widely and that some species may be far more sensitive than others making products dangerous or even potentially fatal to those animals. It is for this reason that “off label dosage" should only be conducted under the supervision of a veterinarian.