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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

Chlorhexidine digluconate

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

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Ingredients Explained: Denatonium Benzoate

Denatonium Benzoate-That bitter taste!

Some of the Pinnaclife Animal Health products feature “Deterrent” versions that work to keep animals from licking and chewing at their wounds or sores due to the unpleasant taste. These products contain a non-toxic, potent bittering agent called denatonium benzoate.

Denatonium benzoate is generally regarded as having the most bitter taste of any iStock_000019160754_Fullcompound known to science. It is globally accepted and is require by law to be included in some products as a safe and effective deterrent. Both the National Safety Council and the American Medical Association recommend adding the ingredient as a deterrent in products that may be ingested by children and pets. It is mandatory in antifreeze.

While having a very foul taste, the ingredient is harmless to people, animals, plants, and the environment. Denatonium benzoate is not irritating to the eyes or skin and is not considered to be a skin sensitizer. The available data indicate that denatonium benzoate does not damage genetic material and does not represent a carcinogenic concern.

The Pinnaclife Animal Health products are specifically labeled deterrent or non-deterrent. When applying these products we recommend wearing gloves, so you don’t get the bitter taste!

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Pinnaclife Wound Shield Case Report

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A four year-old female spayed bull dog cross presented for consultation to the Animal Dermatology Clinic with a history of developing a severe skin infection following a cesarean section for difficulty during birth…

Click on the link to read the full report:

 Wound Shield Case Study

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Pinnaclife to Attend 2014 ADC Forum

Pinnaclife will be attending the 2nd Annual Dermatology Forum  September 18th-20th at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA.Logo color high res - nobg-H

This is an annual event hosted by the Animal Dermatology Clinic where veterinarians and technicians gather to meet veterinary dermatologist from around the country and to gain valuable CE (Continuing Education).

The doctors of Animal Dermatology Clinic will be presenting the latest information, tools, tips and techniques in the field of veterinary dermatology. Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz and Dr. Craig Griffin, who helped develop the Pinnaclife animal health products, will be among the lecturers at the forum.

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Ingredients Explained: Witch Hazel

witch_hazel1Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana)

The witch hazel is a flowering shrub type plant that is commonly used for its medicinal properties. The bark, leaves, and branches of the witch hazel are harvested for use in medicine. A drying and distilling process is used to extract a liquid from these parts of the plant.

There are many different uses for witch hazel and it has been around for a long time. It has been recorded that witch hazel was used by Native Americans, and later, by the settlers of North America, for the treatment of swelling and inflammation.   It has also been used in the clinical treatment of inflammatory skin diseases since the 1800s.

In the Pinnaclife animal health products, witch hazel is used to reduce inflammation and relieve itching (pruritis) associated with common skin conditions.

How does it work?

Witch hazel contains chemicals called tannins. When applied directly to the skin, witch hazel might help reduce swelling, help repair broken skin, and fight bacteria.

 

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Ingredients Explained: French Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

lavender bath saltLavandula angustifolia (commonly known as French Lavender) is a flowering plant of the mint family that is native to the Old World. It is known for its pleasing fragrance and radiant purple flowers. Lavender is popular for the oil that is commonly harvested. Essential lavender oil is produced different ways, most commonly by distilling. The oil has been used traditionally in aromatherapy, massage, and medicinally.  In the Pinnaclife Animal Health Products, lavender oil is used for its calming and soothing effects, as well as its antiseptic properties.

The demand for essential oils especially lavender is on the rise, which can make quality become questionable. That is why we make sure our lavender oil is 100% pure. Animals deserve the same quality products that humans do!

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Healing For Horses: Treating a Sarcoid Necrotizing Wound

At Pinnaclife, we extend our research and healing to dogs and cats as well as horses. Our favorite part is seeing the relief and healing we can provide. This horse had a history of reoccurring verrucous sarcoids (wart-like benign tumors), and had a non healing wound form in the axilla area (armpit). Different types of antibiotics were used, but the wound would not heal. Pinnaclife Equine Wound Shield was applied daily for 6 weeks.

From left to right: Initial non-healing wound, 3 weeks post Wound Shield, 6 weeks post Wound Shield

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Ingredients Explained: Olivamine, What is it?

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Olivamine 10 boxed logoEveryday we read about amazing medical advancements that are on the horizon, but unavailable for ten years while they are being tested and developed. We often hope to experience the benefits of these advanced treatments and “cures” when we need them. The Olivamine products have been decades in the making and they bring the promise of skin and wound treatment that was not imaginable just ten years ago.

Olivamine is a culmination of some of the greatest advancements in science. Each ingredient’s biochemical efficacy is evaluated through extensive research of published independent peer-reviewed literature. Our quest for excellence has led us to seek ingredients that meet all United States Pharmacopeia (USP) or National Formulary (NF) standards for quality and purity.

We take just a single purified molecule from a medically validated plant source. All molecules found in Olivamine products originated from the best organic farms from around the world. We find it impossible to believe that starting with plants that have been subjected to toxins could provide the level of healing we seek for the people we serve. Olivamine marries the best of molecular science with the best organic phytochemical science.

The scientific journey has been long but the results of our efforts brought us to the most important discovery of all; Olivamine.

So, What is Olivamine?

Olivamine 10® is a patented antioxidant blend that protects against free radicals in the body. This is important because free radicals can lead to inflammation and disease. What is cool about Olivamine, is that it uses really small molecules to do it’s job, less than 500 Daltons for the science buffs. The reason they have to be so small, is so they can penetrate and nourish the skin. But you are still thinking, what is in it? What makes it up?

Let’s start with the ingredients:

-Hydroxytyrosol (Olive fruit extract), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Glycine, Taurine, Cysteine, Proline, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6.

Now, let’s break them down:

-Hydroxytyrosol, olive fruit extract, is used for its ability to protect cells from stress, slow growth of certain cancer cells, and increase lifespan of cells

-Methylsulfonylmethane, known as MSM for regular folks, is used here to encourage the body to make sulfur-containing amino acids. These are necessary for protein synthesis (important stuff!)

-Glycine, Taurine, Proline, and Cysteine serve as our antioxidants. They are going to be busy fighting off those pesky free radicals and protecting the cell.

-Vitamins B3 and B6 are going to be protecting the antioxidants, so they can do their job.

Now that we understand what Olivamine is made up of, it’s pretty easy to see why and how it works. All of the ingredients have been tested individually and in various combinations to determine the precise and best balance for optimal wound healing.

For more information, messages from the inventor, and cool videos check out our website: http://www.olivamine.com

Wayne Rosenkrantz DVM, Diplomate ACVD

RosencrantzDr. Wayne Rosenkrantz graduated from the University of California Davis in 1982. After completing a private practice internship in Orange County, California, he joined Dr Craig Griffin for a residency training program in 1983. His program was combined with the Medical School at UC Irvine. Dr. Rosenkrantz obtained Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 1986. He helped to establish the first ACVD private practice certified residency program, after being the first resident trained at the Animal Dermatology Clinic.

Dr. Rosenkrantz is a co-owner of the Animal Dermatology Clinics of Tustin, San Diego, Marina del Rey, Pasadena, and Upland, CA as well as Marietta, GA, Louisville, KY and Indianapolis, IN. He is also a co-owner in many other related satellite practices associated with the Animal Dermatology Clinics. He actively sees cases in the Hawaii and Bakersfield and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Rosenkrantz is a past-president of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) executive board and has been on past and current organizing committees for the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology.