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

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

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

Pinnaclife Animal Health to Attend WVC 2014

Pinnaclife Animal Health will be attending the 2014 Western Veterinary Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will be held February 17-19th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Pinnaclife Animal Health is owned by parent company McCord Research, Inc., both founded by Darlene McCord, Ph.D., FAPWCA.

Visit Pinnaclife Animal Health at booth #1775 and take advantage of our exclusive WVC show special, buy three products and get a FREE Wound Shield!

Pinnaclife Animal Health products are based upon the number one selling brand of hospital-based wound and skin care products.  For more than a decade the Olivamine® based product line has outpaced all other products.  Both the human and animal care products were developed by biochemist, Dr. Darlene McCord. Dr. McCord is an internationally renowned leader in skin and wound care product development.  Each animal care product was further tested by two of the industry’s leading veterinary dermatologists Craig Griffin, DVM, ACVD and Wayne Rosenkrantz, DVM, ACVD. Together, Dr. McCord, Dr. Griffin and Dr. Rosenkrantz developed the products to meet the specific needs of veterinarians and their patients.

Pinnaclife Animal Health products are distributed exclusively through NDC, Inc. and are available to purchase through licensed veterinarians. Products are currently available through First Veterinary Supply, Grogan’s Healthcare Supply, Merritt Veterinary Supplies, Midwest Veterinary Supply, NEVSCo, and Victor Medical Company.  Visit http://www.pinnaclifeanimalhealth.com/distributor for more information.