How safe is HOCL? Let’s learn more.

HOCL safety and efficacy

Formulated with hypochlorous acid at its core, our VetMed products are safe for all animals. This means they are non-irritating and will not sting or burn your pet. Similarly, they are also non-toxic and are safe if licked or accidentally ingested. You might be wondering, “Exactly how safe is HOCL?” So to put your mind at ease, we explain why VetMed makes use of it, some added benefits, and a little more about the safety and applications of our VetMed products.

So what exactly is hypochlorous acid?

When chlorine dissolves in water, it produces a weak acid. This weak acid is hypochlorous acid. It sounds scary. However, it is actually something that our bodies produce naturally. 

Our white blood cells produce HOCL to fight infection, reduce inflammation, and speed up wound healing. It plays a vital part in our bodies’ immunity. In other words, our bodies’ immune systems produce HOCL to fight microorganisms like bacteria or viruses. Similarly, HOCL aids in disinfecting surfaces. This includes prepping surfaces, contact surfaces, and even surfaces like skin.

Unlike bleach, HOCL is non-corrosive and does not leave a residue after application. In addition, HOCL is also more effective than alcohol-based disinfectants. However, it is less irritating and does not sting or burn open wounds.

Added benefits:

    1. It is 100% natural, with no harmful additives.
    2. HOCL is non-flammable and is used across a wide number of environments with no safety concerns.
    3. It is fast drying and leaves no residue, which means it does not need to be rinsed off.
    4. Short contact time reduces the time for bio-decontamination.
    5. It is 80-100 times more effective than traditional disinfectants like bleach.
    6. It is also used to neutralize bad odours.

Most importantly, our VetMed products, all manufactured with the sanitizing and healing properties of hypochlorous acid, are safe for all animal species.

Some other uses for hypochlorous acid include:

  • Wound care
  • Fighting skin infections
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surface cleanser
  • Hand sanitizing 
  • Cleaning surfaces contaminated with biofilm

VetMed products have no antibiotics or tea tree oil, and are free from harmful impurities like:

  • Steroids
  • Iodine
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Benzalkonium chloride
  • Chlorhexidine
  • Isopropyl alcohol

Why you should choose VetMed

VetMed is grounded in clinical testing and scientific research. We follow strict international quality standards and are therefore ISO 9001 certified. Likewise, our products have been for clinical testing in internationally recognised laboratories. And finally, our products are veterinary recommended.

Because, like you, we care about the health and well-being of your pet, and we’d like to hear from you.

So if you would like to get in touch with us about anything in the article, or to order VetMed products today, click here.