Styptic powder is a specific type of antihemorrhagic, a substance that works to stop bleeding. Styptics work by causing the blood vessels at the source of application to contract. Styptics for animals come in a powder form and should not be confused with the styptic pencil as these have different ingredients. Through all of our research, Kwik-Stop Styptik Powder is the highest rated and according to the Boston Poison Control hotline is said to be safe for humans. Be sure to keep Kwik Stop Styptic Powder in your medicine cabinet and your dog’s camping first aid kit to stop bleeding from minor cuts and abrasions.
“…this product is a lifesaver. It really does work! I’ve heard that cornstarch and flour can also work, but I have tried both of those to no avail. I have had to reapply this product a few times on a nail that was continually bleeding slightly for more than a couple of minutes, but it would’ve taken a lot longer to stop bleeding without this magical powder.” – Jillian Maclauchlan “Lover of Knowledge and Dogs”, Amazon.com
“It worked like a charm & stopped the bleeding instantly! I don’t know what I would have done without it!” – JLH from Ohio, Petco.com
“Easy to use, stops bleeding, plastic bottle is easy to take along anywhere” – Kelly from Northwestern Michigan, Epinions.com