First At-Home Vet-Strength Formula on the Market Offering Fast, Natural Relief for Pets
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Jan. 18, 2023 – W.F. Young, a global leader in animal health products such as Absorbine® and The Missing Link®, today introduces its new Silver Honey® Rapid Ear Care line for pets, joining its Silver Honey® family of products, including Hot Spot & Wound Care Spray Gel and Ointment. With 6.5 million dogs suffering from ear infections annually,Silver Honey’s Rapid Ear Care offers the first and only ear care products to treat ear infections effectively and naturally at home using Manuka honey and MicroSilver BG®.
Years of veterinarian-driven research and W.F. Young’s deep-rooted passion for animals inspired the creation of this first-of-its-kind healing formula: a revolutionary fast-acting remedy that soothes skin and heals infections without antibiotics or unnatural ingredients.
“Due to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals, bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics, sometimes leaving limited antibiotic therapy to cure infections, including ear and skin infections,” said Dr. Lucas Pantaleon, a board-certified internal medicine specialist veterinarian. “Today, there is no evidence that bacteria are resistant to silver or honey. Furthermore, it has been shown that silver and honey can kill even antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The use of non-antibiotic therapies like Silver Honey will help lower the use of antibiotics and reserve their use for when absolutely needed.”
The new Silver Honey Rapid Ear Care line consists of the following at-home treatments:
- Silver Honey Rapid Ear Care Vet Strength Ear Treatment and Rinse: a two-step system to treat mild to moderate otitis externa (ear infections) in 10 days and starts working to soothe pet pain in 30 minutes.
- Silver Honey Rapid Ear Care Vet Strength Ear Wipes: convenient ear wipes instantly remove debris and wax to maintain ear health and prevent bacteria from entering the ear.
The Manuka honey and MicroSilver BG® used in Silver Honey Rapid Ear Care products are powerful and natural antimicrobials. The honey is refined from the rare and precious Manuka flower of New Zealand, prized for its potent healing and antimicrobial properties. When applied to skin, it kills bacteria, maintains moisture and helps shed dead tissue. Silver has been used medicinally for centuries. MicroSilver BG® is a pure micro-particle silver that boosts the antibacterial properties of the element to fight germs and strengthen the skin’s natural defenses (MicroSilver BG® is a registered trademark of Bio-Gate AG).
“When pets start showing signs of an ear infection, pet parents want immediate relief from pain and suffering,” said Jaime McKinley, president of W.F. Young. “With vet shortages and bills averaging $100 to $350, pet owners are looking for affordable ways to truly treat ear infections in the comfort of their home and get their beloved pets back to the dog park and playing fetch.”
Available on Amazon and https://silverhoney.com, the Silver Honey Rapid Ear Care Vet Strength Ear Treatment and Rinse package is $54.99 MSRP and the Silver Honey Vet Strength Ear Wipes are $19.99 MSRP. The line is expected to be in stores this spring. W.F. Young has also expanded to include Silver Honey Rapid Skin Relief Medicated Shampoo.
ABOUT W.F. YOUNG
Founded in 1892 by Mary Ida and her husband, Wilbur Fenelon Young, W. F. Young, Inc. has manufactured and distributed high-quality and trusted animal health and wellness products for over 130 years. A 2022 winner of the National Animal Supplement Council Visionary Award, the company is recognized as a worldwide leader in innovative, specialized animal health care brands – including Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment, UltraShield® fly control, ShowSheen® grooming products, Silver Honey, Hooflex® hoof care, as well as Absorbine® and The Missing Link® nutritional supplements – that improve wellness and enhance the quality and enjoyment of life for people and their animals. For more information, please visit www.wfyoung.com.
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