Product Spotlight: Clean ‘N Cool Antipruritic Spray

Clean N Cool Antipruritic SprayClean ‘N Cool Antipruritic Spray provides immediate and temporary relief from inflammation and itching. It is ideal for wound care as well as common skin disorders.

The Antipruritic Spray is ideal for dogs and cats with: atopic dermatitis, hot spots, acral lick granulomas, allergy induced dermatitis or itching, insect bites, abscesses, and localized areas of itching

Ingredients

For a full list of ingredients and to learn more about Antipruritic Spray or the other Pinnaclife Animal Health Products, please visit us on our website.

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Ingredients Explained: Avena Sativa – Oat Bran Extract

The common oat (avena sativa) is a species of cereal grain that is grown for its seed. Oats are commonly consumed for food as oatmeal or rolled oats, but they are also used topically in skin treatments.

Oats have been uOats-iStock_000016037079Largesed for centuries on skin due to their soothing and healing properties.  For instance, oatmeal therapy has been used traditionally to treat a variety of rashes and skin inflammation. Oats have been shown to contain vitamin E, have antioxidant properties, stimulate the immune system, and  have wound healing capabilities. Studies have shown that Avena sativa extract can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus. In other studies, it was discovered that oats have significant anti-inflammatory and antihistamine activity.

In select Pinnaclife Animal Health products, oat bran extract (avena sativa) is used for its ability to soothe the skin and relieve inflammation and itching.

To learn more about ingredients used in the Pinnaclife Animal Health products, feel free to visit our  website or our other “Ingredients Explained” posts.

Product Spotlight: Equine Wound Shield

2014-11-21_0948The Pinnaclife Equine Wound Shield creates a water resistant, non-occlusive barrier for skin by using an advanced dimethicone silicone. This barrier acts to protect the skin but it still allows the skin to breathe.

Wound Shield also helps relieve inflammation and itching as well as control and prevent infection.  Wound Shield promotes healing by its ability to penetrate the upper layers of the skin and work from the inside out. It also promotes healing through the signature ingredient Olivamine 10, which protects against free radicals that lead to inflammation and disease, allowing healing to occur up to 50% faster.

iStock_000015184478_LargeThe Equine Wound Shield has many options for topical treatment.

It is ideal for all equines with: chronic or acute wounds, non-healing wounds, lacerations, abrasions, skin infections, burns, incision sites, rain rot, ringworm, scratches or”grease heal”,  and bacterial infections.

Ingredients

For a full list of ingredients and to learn more about Wound Shield or the other Pinnaclife Equine products, please visit our website: www.pinnaclifeanimalhealth.com

To see the Wound Shield in action, take a look at our article Healing for Horses

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Product Spotlight: Deterrent Spray

Deterrent Spray is a bitter tasting spray for all equines that is designed to temporarily discourage unwanted biting, chewing, and licking behavior. It is safe to use directly on skin, hair, or in the environment. Pinnaclife-Equine-line-072214-%C2%A92014-Jonathan-David-Sabin_Infinity-Photographic-Productions-All-Rights-Reserved-_DSC7312

The Pinnaclife deterrent spray is ideal for: incision sites, wounds, surgical stitches, bandages, blankets, stall doors, fences, metal or non-metal objects, cribbing, wood chewing, foal tail biting, destructive behavior, self mutilation behavior, or any area where this behavior is discouraged.

Ingredients:

  • Denatonium benzoate for its extremely bitter taste
  • pure French lavender essential oil for its clean and calming scent
  • Olivamine 10 – a synergistic blend of small molecules that facilitate optimal wound healing

iStock_000032490270_LargeDenatonium benzoate is used in the Pinnaclife deterrent spray as a behavior modifier for its extremely bitter taste. It is a colorless and scentless compound that is globally accepted as a  safe and effective deterrent. It is non-sensitizing, non-allergenic, and non-irritating. While having a very foul taste, the ingredient is harmless to people, animals, plants, and the environment. Read more in our other post “Ingredients Explained: Denatonium Benzoate”  

When applying any of the Pinnaclife deterrent products we recommend wearing gloves, so you don’t get the bitter taste!

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Pinnaclife To Attend 2015 NFR

Pinnaclife is proud to announce that they will be attending the 2015 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas Nevada December 4th-13th. The NFR is the premier championship rodeo event in the United States and is the final rodeo event of the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) season. Events at the NFR include bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.

061390617NFR14-unlvtickets_image30yrsbThe show also includes a Cowboy Christmas Marketplace where event attendees, rodeo enthusiasts, horse and livestock owners, and spectators from around the country can indulge in the finest shopping that the “western” world has to offer. Pinnaclife Animal Health will be exhibiting and selling the equine products at the Cowboy Marketplace.

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Ingredients Explained: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Aloe veraAloe Barbadensis leaf juice is used in the Pinnaclife animal health products for its soothing, anti-inflammatory effects as well as its wound healing abilities.

 


Say Ahhhh with Aloe

Aloe barbadensis is a type of succulent plant, commonly referred to as “aloe vera”, that is popular for the juice it stores in its leaves. Aloe leaf juice is commonly used in many medicinal products, cosmetics, and dietary supplements. Scientific studies suggest that aloe vera enhances wound healing and has anti-inflammatory properties. For example, many sunburn relief gels include aloe for its ability to soothe inflamed skin. It has also been found to improve the healing of burns and be a skin moisturizer. Reports have also suggested that is is effective against certain skin diseases and infection.

Aloe Toxicity?

The aloe is common household plant, and can be toxic if ingested by
animals. As shown in the picture, the leaf contains a gel AloeLeafSectionMacro1slike substance on the inner portion (non-toxic) and a sap like substance around the edge called latex (toxic). When ingested, the latex can cause stomach upset such as vomiting and diarrhea. The inner gel, which is non-toxic, is the substance that is extracted as a juice for use in common products.

The aloe barbadensis juice found in the Pinnaclife products has undergone a strict process to ensure separation from the latex. It will provide soothing and comfort to your pet’s skin without the risk of them getting sick.

For more information on the Pinnaclife Animal Health products feel free to visit: www.pinnaclifeanimalhealth.com

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Product Spotlight: Zinc Oxide Paste

Zinc Oxide Paste is a skin protectant cream for horses Zinc Oxidethat uses micronized zinc oxide and white petrolatum. It forms a semi-occulsive barrier to protect skin against moisture and bacterial contamination.

Micronized zinc oxide is zinc oxide that has been treated to reduce the average size of its particles, producing an ultra-fine powder.Regular zinc oxide can leave a white film on the skin when applied. Products containing micronized zinc oxide do not leave this film, offering a form of invisible zinc oxide protection, because the particles are too small to see with the naked eye.
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Pinnaclife equine zinc oxide paste is ideal for foal diarrhea, urine scald, scratches aka “grease heel”, rashes, photosensitivity, and sunburn. The zinc oxide paste works against sunburn by completely blocking the skin from UVA/UVB rays by the sun. As a general rule, every 1% of zinc oxide translates to SPF 2, however SPF has not been tested.

Ingredients

  • Active ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%
  • Aloe leaf juice to soothe irritated skin
  • Olivamine 10, a synergistic blend of small molecules that facilitates optimal healing
  • Pure French lavender essential oil for a calming clean scent while serving as an antiseptic

For a full list of ingredients and to learn more about the Equine Zinc Oxide Paste please visit us on our website at:http://www.pinnaclifeanimalhealth.com/content/absorb-n-protect-zinc-oxide-paste

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Product Spotlight: Equine Antipruritic Shampoo

Antipruritic Shampoo is a medicated shampoo formula for horses that provides immediate and temporary relief for itchy and inflamed skin. It is soap free, pH balanced, and contains ultra-mild surfactants that provide a rich lather that removes dander, scale, and debris without excessively removing naturally protective skin oils. Antipruritic Shampoo is perfect for routine bathing of horses with hypersensitive skin or other dermatological conditions.

horse-bath-i-julie-niemelaIt is ideal for horses with:  scratches/grease heel, foal diarrhea, urine scald,  rainrot/rain scald, ringworm, allergies (insect, food, and envornmental), atopic dermatitis, hives, bacterial infections, hypersensitive horses, dry skin and coat.

 

Ingredients

  • Olivamine 10, a synergistic blend of small molecules that facilitates optimal healing
  • Antimicorbial chlorhexidine digluconate that is effective in the forumal against more than 21 wound pathogens including Gram +/_ bacteria, yeast and fungi
  • Active Ingredient witch hazel to reduce inflammation and relieve pruritus (itching)
  • Pure French lavender essential oil for a calming clean scent wile serving as an antiseptic

For a full list of the ingredients and to lean more about Equine Antipruritic Shampoo, please visit our website: http://pinnaclifeanimalhealth.com/content/soothe-n-moist-antipruritic-shampoo

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Product Spotlight: Soothe ‘N Moist

SSoothe N Moist Antipruritic Shampoo Bottleoothe ‘N Moist Antipruritic Shampoo is a medicated shampoo formula for dogs and cats that gently cleans while providing temporary relief from pruritic (itchy) and inflamed skin. It is soap free and contains ultra mild surfactants that provide a rich lather and easy rinse. Soothe ‘N Moist is pH balanced, non-drying, and ideal for daily bathing.

It is ideal for dogs and cats with: atopic dermatitis, flea bite hypersensitivity, environmental allergies, pyoderma, acral lick dermatitis, malassezia dermatitis, and malodor.

Ingredients

Cat in the showerSoothe ‘N Moist Antipruritic Shampoo contains:

  • Olivamine 10, a synergistic blend of small molecules that facilitates optimal healing
  • Antimicorbial chlorhexidine digluconate that is effective in the forumal against more than 21 wound pathogens including Gram +/_ bacteria, yeast and fungi
  • Active Ingredient witch hazel to reduce inflammation and relieve pruritus (itching)
  • Pure French lavender essential oil for a calming clean scent wile serving as an antiseptic

For a full list of the ingredients and to lean more about Soothe ‘N Moist, please visit our website: http://www.pinnaclifeanimalhealth.com/antipruritic-shampoo

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Ingredients Explained: Chlorhexidine digluconate

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Chlorhexidine digluconate is used in select Pinnaclife Animal Health products as an antiseptic to fight off bacteria, yeast, and fungi that may infect wounds or the skin.

iStock_000014802868_FullChlorhexidine is a safe and effective FDA approved antiseptic used to decrease bioburden (the number of bacteria living on a surface that has not been sterilized) and reduce the risk of infection. Chlorhexidine is the preferred antimicrobial agent in many common products including contact lens solution, mouthwashes, antiseptics and even surgical scrubs.  It has efficacy against a wide variety of pathogens including gram +/- bacteria, yeast, and fungi.

An added benefit of chlorhexidine is that it binds with proteins on skin providing residual antimicrobial effects that can help extend the duration of antimicrobial protection for several hours.

For more information on the products and ingredients, please feel free to visit our website! www.pinnaclifeanimalhealth.com