Zeel for pain from open wound?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by arozeboom, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. arozeboom

    arozeboom Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2011
    I'm asking this on behalf of a friend. She's got an indoor/outdoor cat who got into a fight with another cat (not his first time, unfortunately).

    He's got an open wound on his chest, about an 1.5 inches long, that got infected. She took him in yesterday and her vet had to cut out some dead tissue, stitch it up again and put in a drain tube. They gave her some antibiotics for him and Zeel, for pain management.

    Does the Zeel seem like a weird choice in this situation? She said it doesn't seem to be doing much for the poor guy.

    Amy & Ruby
  2. BJM

    BJM Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2010
    Appears to be a homeopathic product.


    Ointment: 50 g contains: medicinal ingredients: Arnica montana D2 300 mg; Rhus toxicodendron D2 270 mg; Sanguinaria canadensis D2 225 mg; Dulcamara D2 75 mg; Sulfur D6 270 mg. Non-medicinal ingredients: ethanol, purified water, cetostearyl alcohol, heavy mineral oil, white petrolatum.

    Tablets: 1 tablet contains: medicinal ingredients: Rhus toxicodendron D2 1.0 mg; Arnica montana D2 0.5 mg; Dulcamara D2 0.3 mg; Sanguinaria canadensis D4 0.45 mg; Sulfur D6 0.75 mg. Non-medicinal ingredients: magnesium stearate, lactose monohydrate.

    Drinkable ampoules: 1 ampoule (2.0 ml) contains: medicinal ingredients: Rhus toxicodendron D4 10 mg; Arnica montana D4 2 mg; Dulcamara D4 1 mg; Sanguinaria canadensis D4 1 mg; Sulfur D10 3 mg. Non-medicinal ingredients: sodium chloride, purified water."
  3. LynnLee + Mousie

    LynnLee + Mousie Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    yes it seems like a strange choice to me.

    my vet has us using it for one of our old guys for arthritis which in all honesty, logic to me is that it then is not a quick enough pain suppressant for an actual injury like you describe. i think i'd have her talk to her vet about something better like buprenorphine or tramadol or another real pain medicine. hmmmmmmmmmm
  4. arozeboom

    arozeboom Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2011
    When my friend told me about it and I googled it, it seems a lot like Dasuquan (which Ru takes for her clicky joints). It just didn't make any sense to me. I told her she should call her vet back and ask about bupe. We used bupe with Midgie (our civvie) after she had a lobe of her lung removed last year. She's a teeny thing, less than 6 lbs, and tolerated it incredibly well. The guy in question is a biggun...almost 20 lbs.

    I'm going to keep nudging her to call her vet again.

  5. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    I've learned that, in some states vets have to have a specific license to sell Bupe as it's considered a narcotic med. What about Onsior? They gave it to me for KT's pain after dental - it worked very well for him. Link to their website:

  6. arozeboom

    arozeboom Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2011
    She called her vet and they're filling a Rx for liquid bupe for him.

    Hopefully both she and her poor guy can get some sleep tonight.

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