SCHREINER'S Herbal Solution is a simple, safe and effective topical herbal application for your pets. Recommended by veterinarians for over 20 years, Schreiner's promotes healing in open wounds, post-surgical sites, cuts, fungi and other skin disorders. It is especially effective for use on dogs for hot spots and flea dermatitis, as well as on cats for abscesses and other topical problems. This herbal formula is a wonderful alternative to patent medicines.
Schreiner's Herbal Solution has worked wonders on a variety of ailments - from cuts to hot spots to infections. When in doubt, consult your veterinarian!
Cuts, bruises and scrapes require the same first aid you would use for humans. If the injury is major, call or visit your veterinarian. If it is a minor wound, clip the hair from the edges and gently cleanse the wound with warm, soapy water. Do not use any harsh disinfectants, as you may end up doing more damage than good. Let the area air dry and then apply Schreiner’s. We do not recommend bandaging, as it slows healing and infection can develop within the warm, damp area of the bandage. While people generally prefer to have a wound sewn closed, few wounds actually require sutures. In fact, the wound will heal faster and without scars if they are left exposed, healing from the inside out.
The most common fungal infection on dogs causes “hot spots”—angry-looking red spots commonly found on the neck and back. These spots can appear suddenly, especially during summer and fall. They can cause an intense itch or be extremely tender to the touch. They start as a balding spot and spread outward, usually keeping a circular shape. To treat the wound, clip the hair away from the entire red area and apply Schreiner's® Herbal Solution two times a day. Schreiner’s® is antifungal and should bring immediate relief.
Mange is also quite common with dogs. Mange mites burrow into the skin and cause intense itching. Symptoms include pustules, scabby areas, thick grayish areas and baldness on the belly, legs, face and back. Because mange is so contagious it is best to isolate the dog from other dogs. Since many other skin conditions look like mange, you cannot be certain until a skin sampling is examined by your veterinarian. To treat with Schreiners, clip the hair away from the infected area and apply Schreiner's® Herbal Solution two times a day. You can also treat without clipping.
Males, in particular, often exhibit abscesses. Abscesses are frequently the result of fighting wounds such as bites and scratches that puncture, but do not tear, the skin. These wounds become sealed with bacteria under the skin which develop into abscesses. Because the skin of the cat is normally loose, the abscess can spread under skin and fur and go unnoticed until suddenly a large bulge appears. Sometimes the abscess breaks and drains, but more often it will ooze through perforations in the skin and not drain adequately. We recommend that a veterinarian lance the abscess, allowing it to be thoroughly flushed and cleaned. Applying Schreiner’s® to the area will help draw out any infection. Antibiotics should also be administered. Caution: Not all bulges are abscesses. Take care to prevent accidentally lancing a hematoma, causing your cat to bleed excessively.
Stopping the bleeding is the first course of action. This is easily done by applying pressure with a bandage or piece of gauze. If the cat is bleeding severely, a tourniquet should be used. A fresh cut—not more than one day old—may heal best if stitched, but many cuts do not. Cuts that are dirty, over joints or over heavily muscled areas do not heal well when stitched. The outside of the cut should not heal before the inside because bacteria will be sealed in breeding infection. We do not recommend bandaging, as it slows healing and infection can develop within the warm, damp area of the bandage. Apply Schreiner’s® twice a day for best results.
Ear infections are often the result of ear mites burrowing into the ear and creating wounds for bacteria and fungus to enter. A cat with an ear infection may shake its head and scratch its ears with its hind legs. Although this may just indicate an accumulation of wax and dirt in the ear canal, it is important to check. Swab out the ear with a ball of cotton or cotton swab dipped in Schreiner’s® Herbal Solution. If symptoms persist or you see no signs of relief, take the cat to your veterinarian for closer examination.
From alpaca to zebra
Schreiner's likes to say "from alpaca to zebra" because we have used Schreiner's® on both alpaca and zebra and on a multitude of other animals in between (from bunnies to yaks)! And just as you would reach for your own first-aid kit for less than serious wounds, you can pick up a bottle of Schreiner's® for an immediate solution.
For all practical purposes you would apply Schreiner's® to the affected area, having washed the site and allowed it to dry. Be careful to avoid the area around the eyes. If it is a serious wound, or if there is severe bleeding, consult your veterinarian immediately. If you are experienced with treating minor wounds or skin care issues, proceed as instructed on the bottle.
Schreiner's Herbal Solution contains six of the world's most time-honored medicinal herbs. The healing power of these herbs has been widely recognized and recorded for thousands of years. Their continuous use and contemporary laboratory analysis both verify their beneficial properties.
Aloe Vera - The Greek historian Dioscorides documented the use of Aloe Vera as a healing herb over 2,000 years ago. It is known for its healing effects on wounds, burns and sores. Clinical studies have concluded that Aloe Vera has anesthetic, antibacterial and tissue restorative properties.
Goldenseal - Hydrastine, the active ingredient in Goldenseal, is an antiseptic. It is highly effective in eradicating skin infections and sores. Goldenseal is tonic, restoring tone and strength to body tissue. Modern research confirms the plant’s strong antibacterial and antiviral action.
Comfrey - Comfrey derives its name from the Latin conferta, meaning “grow together.” Allantoin, its healing compound, affects tissue growth and speeds healing in wounds and burns. It is an astringent, capable of drawing infection from the body and destroying harmful bacteria.
Myrrh - one of the gifts of the wise men at the dawn of the Christian era—has been used as a cleansing agent, countering putrefaction and poisons throughout the body since ancient times. It is antifungal and antiseptic. Veterinary medicine has long used it in salves for sores, burns and wounds, especially for horses.
Cayenne - is antiseptic and inhibits the growth of microorganisms on living tissue. Its active ingredient, Capsaicin, is beneficial to both fresh and old wounds. It is healing and non-irritating. The Cayenne used in Schreiner’s comes from Sierra Leone in Africa, and is said to be the most pungent and medicinal.
Elder - is one of the most important of all herbs. The blossoms are the most potent part of the plant and make for an effective treatment for wounds and skin ailments. Elder blossoms were listed as a blood purifier in the U.S. Pharmacopeoia from 1831 to 1905.