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!

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

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

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!

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.

 

CLEAN ‘N COOL™ Antipruritic Spray

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 10.52.51 AMCLEAN ‘N COOL Antipruritic Spray
Recommended by leading veterinarian dermatologists

Purpose
Clean ‘N Cool Spray can be used independently or conjunctively with Soothe ‘N Moist Shampoo and/or Seal ‘N Heal Wound Shield to provide antimicrobial and antipruritic activity for patients being treated for regional and local skin disease or wounds.

Features

  • Clean ‘N Cool Spray is scientifically formulated to provide immediate and temporary relief from inflammation and pruritus.
  • Clean ‘N Cool Spray is ideal for wound care as well as common skin disorders.
  • Clean ‘N Cool Spray contains Olivamine10 – a synergistic blend of small molecules that facilitates optimal wound healing.
  • Clean ‘N Cool Spray contains a therapeutic dose of witch hazel to help reduce swelling and inflammation, and reduce pathogens.
  • Clean ‘N Cool Spray contains antimicrobial chlorhexidine gluconate that is effective in this formula against more than 21 wound pathogens including Gram +/- bacteria, yeast, and fungi.
  • Clean ‘N Cool Spray uses hydrocortisone as its OTC Active Ingredient to reduce inflammation and relieve pruritus.
  • Clean ‘N Cool Spray uses pure French lavender essential oil for a calming, clean scent while serving as an antiseptic.

Benefits
Olivamine has been the top selling human skin and wound care brand in North America and continues to dominate the market.

All Pinnaclife products contain Olivamine10 which is a delicately balanced patent-pending blend of olive leaf extract, methylsulfonylmethane, N-acetyl-L-cysteine, L-taurine, L-proline, glycine, and vitamins B3 and B6. These ingredients are provided in the amounts shown to behave synergistically during in-vitro testing. It is a proven antioxidant blend, found exclusively in all Pinnaclife products, that facilitates wound healing and protects against free radicals that lead to inflammation and disease.

Clinically Tested and Approved by Craig Griffin, DVM, Diplomate ACVD, and Wayne Rosenkrantz, DVM, Diplomate ACVD

Analytical Testing preformed by Micro Quality Labs. Testing methods conform to ISO 9001 and GLP Standards.

Cautions: Federal Law (USA) restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. For external use in dogs and cats only. Not intended for use in humans.