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ScratchnAll Offers Relief for Horses with Sensitive Skin
Horses can be a lot like people when it comes to their skin. Often times, it can be just as sensitive. Sometimes, it can be even more. Pennsylvania-based Scratchnall is helping horse owners cater to animals with sensitive skin needs by offering its self-grooming/scratching pads in two “Soft Touch” colors.
“Our ‘Soft Touch’ pads are great for horses with sensitive skin,” Cynthia Garry, Scratchnall’s inventor, said. “They are also a good choice for horses with eye injuries, and even smaller animals such as goats and mini goats, pigs and mini pigs, dogs, cats, etc.”
Scratchnall pads are made to be used in stables, barns, kennels, zoos and homes. The pads are uniquely designed to be interlocking. They can be used separately, or any number of pads can be used together to create surfaces in any size or shape. They also easily bend to fit around corners. Scratchnall pads were invented by senior entrepreneur and pet owner Cynthia Garry. She uses three pads for her horse, Sundance, and her donkey, Teddy. The pads are placed over the top of their stalls’ dutch doors as well as other places for additional enrichment. Along with donkeys and horses; cats, cows, lynx, pigs, deer, dogs, goats, rabbits, sheep, people, an octopus – yes, even an octopus – have grown to love her invention. Videos posted on the Scratchnall website http://www.scratchnall.com show different animals enjoying their turns. Over the past few years, more than animals have come to appreciate Scratchnall.
“Scratchnall pads are also great for people as well,” Garry said. “They have raised nubs that promote blood flow in the skin when pressure is applied. They may even be the perfect answer for diabetics who are looking to decrease their risk of amputation.”
Scratchnall “Soft Touch” pads are available in Milk and Southwest Sunset colors. For more information, please call (888) 9-SCRATCH.
Scratchnall is located in Dillsburg, PA, and was founded in 2008 by Cynthia Garry with the goal of helping all animals. Garry is a lifelong animal lover who donates her time to help various animal transport groups, and even went to Mississippi to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Her goal is to grow her business in order to donate to reputable spay/neuter organizations that help end animal suffering and pet overpopulation. Garry is also a StartupNation Home-Based 100 competition award-winning business owner.