Frequent Asked Questions
What species can SutureSeal be used on?
SutureSeal has been used on dogs, cats, horses, wolves, frogs, turtles, elephants, dolphins, seals, birds, goats, cattle, and many other species.
Is SutureSeal only for use on sutures?
SutureSeal can certainly be used on sutures, but also on open wounds, incisions,sutured/ stapled incisions, lick granulomas, and hot spots.
Can SutureSeal replace “traditional bandages”?
Yes. SutureSeal can replace the need for traditional bandages. It can be used on any dry or relatively dry, clean wound or incision. SutureSeal is especially useful for difficult-to bandage areas such as muzzle, abdomen, paw pads, wings, beaks, fins, etc.
After SutureSeal is applied, can a compression bandage be used in conjunction with SutureSeal?
Yes. SutureSeal may be used in conjunction with traditional or compression bandages, just wait 60-90 seconds after applying SutureSeal so that it is dry and then apply the bandaging.
Can SutureSeal eliminate the need for an “E-collar” in the event of hot spots or lick granulomas?
In most cases SutureSeal is lick and chew resistant which may shorten the duration of E-collar use or may negate the need to use an E-collar. Veterinarians recommend monitoring the hot spot or lick granuloma daily for healing. In limited cases, dogs may also require an E-collar.
If you have product left in the syringe after applying SutureSeal to an area, can the leftover product be used on another wound or affected area?
Each packet is intended for a single use application. You will have 60-90 seconds from when you first start mixing the syringes to apply SutureSeal before it turns to gel.
Is SutureSeal cost efective compared to “traditional bandages”?
Traditional bandages can cost up to $40 and must be changed approximately every three days, costing an estimated $200 for typical wounds. SutureSeal can be used for a quarter of this cost with much less discomfort for the pet with no bandage changes. SutureSeal is also lick and chew resistant while still permitting airflow to the wound, which helps to promote faster healing.