Q: I have been in veterinary medicine for 15 years. Several years ago, we had a case of a dog that had been attacked by another dog. After initial surgery to repair wounds, the tissue over the largest area died and sloughed off, leaving nothing to sew back together.
We used sugar for healing. It took daily bandage changes initially and nearly six months of wound care.
However, our tough little patient healed beautifully.
The sugar did not allow the wound to become infected, and it also drew out extra moisture, which helped the wound to heal.
One thing we discovered was using a hand-held shower head to rinse off the sugar and gently remove the dead tissue, revealing healthy tissue underneath. After the rinse, pat dry with clean towels, pour sugar onto the wound and sprinkle to the edges. Apply nonstick pads and wrap appropriately.
A: Thank you for your story. It is always fascinating to hear from a health professional who has had success with an alternative healing