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Skout’s Honor released results from a third-party study confirming the efficacy of its topical probiotic technology—the active ingredient in the brand’s popular Grooming & Wellness product lines—in combating common dog and cat yeast and fungal skin infections.

Skout's proprietary and patent-pending probiotic blend has now been scientifically proven to stop and prevent the growth of Candida and Ringworm— two microbes commonly associated with pet skin ailments, including itch, odor, shedding, hotspots and inflammation. The probiotic blend effectively created a zone of inhibition in a laboratory study conducted by an independent third party, out-performing a common antimicrobial surface treatment by up to 30 percent.

The finding is significant, because the traditional option for treating severe cases of skin infections in pets has been medicated options, such as steroids and antibiotics, but the long-term use of those can be detrimental to long-term wellness.   

“While medicated solutions can help pets feel more comfortable quickly, continual use can leave the animal susceptible to new or recurrent infection—and pet parents find themselves in a cycle of 'treat and repeat,'” said Pete Stirling, president and CEO of Skout’s Honor. “This study ultimately signifies a major breakthrough in the natural pet care and skin/coat category by providing a preventative measure for the most common pet skin conditions. More importantly, [these are] safe, easy to use products that can be part of an everyday pet wellness plan.” 

Launched in 2017, Skout’s Honor’s Probiotic product line contains live, colony-forming probiotic kefir culture. When applied topically, the probiotics form a protective barrier to push out and protect against harmful yeast and allow the skin’s natural biome to flourish while strengthening the animal's natural defenses. The holistic approach eases discomfort and prevents skin problems before they start.

To celebrate the findings of the new study, Skout's Honor is launching an awareness campaign called Peace & Harmony for Pets to educate veterinarians, groomers, pet specialty retailers and pet parents everywhere about the natural power of probiotic skin care as a proven, effective treatment to keep pets' in optimal health.

Skout’s Honor products are exclusively available in thousands of pet specialty retailers across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Chile, India, New Zealand and South Africa and soon-to-be-more countries. 

More information can be found on the recent lab study, technology, testimonials and products on the pet specialty brand's website