KeraVet® Gel was developed with the human-animal bond in mind by including a lick deterrent to eliminate self-harming behavior. By deterring animal lick behavior, KeraVet Gel reduces the need for Elizabethan collars or other secondary dressings and thus the fear and anxiety associated with them. These factors lead to a less traumatic experience overall for the pet, pet parent and the veterinary staff.
It is our goal to provide veterinarians and pet owners with a clear course of post-surgical therapy and reduce the need for antibiotics and over-the-counter remedies. KeraVet Gel is designed to deliver faster, more effective wound management providing a moist wound bed and protective barrier to the elements.
KeraVet Gel is a non-implantable, water-based gelatinous (hydrogel) wound dressing intended to act as a protective covering in the management of a variety of partial thickness dermal wounds. KeraVet Gel is provided in a screw top multi-use tube. Each tube contains no less than 7 mL of KeraVet Gel, which contains keratin protein and is available by prescription from a veterinary practitioner.
Indications for Use
KeraVet Gel is intended to provide a moist wound environment, absorb excess exudate, and deter animal licking behavior. KeraVet Gel is indicated for management of a number of partial thickness skin wounds such as: partial thickness (first and second degree) burns, superficial injuries, cuts, abrasions, and incisions / surgical wounds. Under the direction of a veterinary practitioner, KeraVet Gel also may be used in the management of dry, light, and moderately exuding partial thickness wounds including: pressure (stage I-II) ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, ulcers caused by mixed vascular etiologies, diabetic ulcers, donor sites, and grafts.
This device will be available by prescription.
KeraVet Gel is not indicated for full thickness (third degree) burns.
Warnings / Precautions
The device should not be used on skin undergoing immunohistochemical testing for skin cancer. In vitro analyses determined that an immune reagent used to detect Merkel cell carcinoma weakly reacts with KeraVet Gel.
KeraVet Gel should not be used on bleeding wounds until the bleeding has been stopped.
Contact a veterinary professional if (1) signs of infection occur, (2) there is a change in wound color and / or odor, (3) the wound does not begin to show signs of improvement, or (4) any other unexpected symptoms occur.
KeraVet Gel is for external use only and should not be ingested. It should not be used for ophthalmic use.
Keep this and all similar products out of reach of children.
Directions for Use
- Prepare wound area to ensure wound is free of debris. The wound may be gently flushed with a mild cleanser, if needed.
- Inspect the KeraVet Gel tube to ensure that it is not damaged and is not past its expiration date. Remove the internal seal on the KeraVet Gel tube if opening the tube for the first time.
- Apply KeraVet Gel to form a thin layer over the wound surface and edges of normal adjoining skin. Ensure the entire wound surface is covered with the hydrogel.
- After application, a non-adherent, occlusive secondary dressing may be applied to maintain a moist environment and prevent removal of the hydrogel.
Apply KeraVet Gel every 4 to 6 hours to manage the wound and reduce licking as needed. If licking behavior persists, administer additional applications of KeraVet Gel.
If wound appearance does not improve within 7 days, consult a veterinary practitioner.
If a secondary dressing is used, it may be changed every 1 to 3 days, or as directed by a veterinary practitioner. When changing the dressing, lightly flush the wound bed with a gentle cleanser as determined by the veterinary practitioner and then apply KeraVet Gel by fully covering the wound and applying a secondary occlusive dressing, if needed.
KeraVet Gel should be stored in dry conditions at room temperature (59 – 86 °F or 15 – 30 °C). Do not use contents of KeraVet Gel if the tube appears damaged or is past the expiration date.