Press release: Skout’s Honor
Award-winning pet specialty brand, Skout’s Honor, has released results from a third-party study confirming the efficacy of its ground-breaking 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. The brand, commonly known for its environmentally and socially-conscious everyday pet essentials, is excited about what this means for the future of pet wellness.
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. This 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.
Now there is a natural alternative. “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, these 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. This holistic approach not only eases discomfort, but prevents skin problems before they start – something that today’s pet parent appreciates more than ever before.
“For a few years now we have been inundated with testimonials and success stories from customers telling us how our products have offered a life-changing solution for pets who suffer from chronic, severe skin conditions,” Stirling added. “We are honored to have the opportunity to offer this technology to the pet industry and make a lifelong positive impact.”
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.
Available in Honeysuckle, Lavender, Dog of the Woods (Sandalwood Vanilla) and Fragrance-free options, Skout’s Honor’s Probiotic Grooming line includes:
Probiotic Shampoo + Conditioner (2-in-1)
Probiotic Daily-use Deodorizer
Probiotic Daily-use Detangler
Skout’s Honor’s Probiotic Wellness line includes:
Probiotic Ear Cleaner
Probiotic Itch Relief Spray
Probiotic Hotspot Hydrogel
Prebiotic Pet Balm
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.