CORALVILLE, Iowa, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnaclife Animal Health products are based upon the number one selling brand of hospital-based skin and wound care products. For more than a decade the Remedy brand has outpaced all other products. Both the human and animal care products were developed by Darlene McCord, Ph.D., FAPWCA. Dr. McCord is an internationally renowned leader in skin and wound care product development. Each animal care product was further developed and tested by Craig Griffin, DVM, ACVD and Wayne Rosenkrantz, DVM, ACVD, leading veterinary dermatologists. Together, Dr. McCord, Dr. Griffin and Dr. Rosenkrantz developed the products to meet the specific needs of veterinarians and their patients.
Pinnaclife's Seal 'N Heal Wound Shield product is effective in treating high-bioburden wounds. It has been scientifically proven to kill 20 of the most relevant pathogens for treating pet wounds as identified by Dr. Griffin and Dr. Rosenkrantz. Of the 20 pathogens tested, Seal 'N Heal Wound Shield passed all international standards of efficacy for 15 pathogens. To be considered effective in international standards, 99.9% of pathogens must be killed within 3 minutes with no observable growth. Seal 'N Heal Wound Shield was effective at killing the remaining five pathogens within 60 minutes. The pathogens tested were harvested to maximum health before efficacy tests were conducted. Research was conducted at Micro Quality Labs in Burbank, California. Testing methods confirm to ISO 9001-2008 and cGLP Standards. To download the pathogen test results and identification of specific pathogens visit the following link: Wound Shield Pathogen Kill Rate Brochure
This semi-occlusive shield maintains a homeostatic wound environment with lick resistance, a unique offering to the veterinary market. It effectively completes tasks traditionally requiring four products. Seal 'N Heal Wound Shield has been formulated to provide instant relief of dry, itchy, irritated skin. Hydrocortisone 1%, witch hazel water, and dimethicone soothe the skin, allowing the pet mental relief to take their attention off the irritated skin.For persistent and self-mutilating pets, a potent bittering agent has been used to keep a pet from licking at the wound. Denatonium benzoate is recognized as the bitterest substance on earth. It is effective against a number of animals, including dogs and cats. There is no toxicity associated with denatonium benzoate. It does not affect healing times, will not irritate the wound and is safe if ingested.