Astringent for dogs is a topical solution that is used to reduce inflammation, heal wounds, and stop bleeding. The astringent acts as an antiseptic by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria on the skin. This treatment can also help clean up wounds, cuts, and scratches.
Astringents are often used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. They may be included in some products designed to soothe dry, irritated skin. Astringents are available in a variety of forms, including liquids and creams.
How Does Astringent Work?
Astringents work by shrinking blood vessels and closing open wounds to reduce bleeding and swelling. They also have antiseptic properties that prevent infection from occurring in open wounds or on damaged skin surfaces. Some astringents contain alcohols or other chemicals that kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses that can cause infections if left untreated or allowed to spread through the body.