MAXI/GUARD® Zn7® Derm -The industry’s most recognized neutralized zinc based skin care topical. This counter-irritant provides soothing relief from itching and drying of raw skin conditions. This natural neutralized zinc topical is packaged in 1 and 2 ounce soft squeeze bottles as well as 2 and 4 ounce spray bottles.

MAXI/GUARD Zn7 Derm Detail Sheet

How Does it Work?

To answer this question, we must ask how calamine lotion, the medical industry’s most popular anti-pruritic, reduces itching. Calamine lotion, used since antiquity (Egyptian development), is zinc-based. Centuries ago, natural mineral deposits containing zinc carbonate were used for the zinc source. Today, a variety of zinc salts (zinc acetate, etc.) are used to manufacture calamine lotion. The zinc in calamine lotion offers modest bioavailability. The zinc in Zn7 Derm, complexed with L-lysine and taurine, is not only stabilized at a neutral pH (the zone of intracellular 6.8 – 7.2pH), but is carried across cell membranes at much higher levels to deliver greater anti-pruritic benefits deep within the skin.


Zn7 Derm is applied during:

  • A broad spectrum of dermatology cases where you need to reduce your steroid and/or antibiotic demand by using a natural anti-pruritic, skin care topical.
  • Dermatology cases that are slow to respond with hair re-growth.
  • Post-surgery cases where a topical is beneficial to reduce the surgery site irritation and itch.
  • Cases to help relieve discomfort from thermal, chemical and radiological burns.

Companion animal uses include:

  • Hot spots
  • Feline chin acne
  • Moist incisions
  • Foot pads
  • Nasal fold dermatitis
  • Bumblefoot


Equine uses include:

  • Wounds
  • Sunburn
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Post surgery cases
  • Saddle and bridle sores
  • Many other difficult conditions
  • Using Zn7 Derm for equine

Exotic uses include:



This product is safe for all mammals, birds and reptiles and the client applying it. Zinc gluconate and amino acids taurine and L-lysine, have wide margins of safety. Ingested amounts are below nutritional RDAs (required daily allowances).


Zn7 Derm does not sting upon application.





“Zn7 Derm is amazing…We used it on our Super Snow Albino Leopard Gecko who had been in quite a bit of discomfort during a particularly difficult shed.  Applying Zn7 Derm helped to loosen the “stuck skin” around her toes as well as heal her damaged skin.  We are extremely happy with the effectiveness of Zn7 on our exotics.”
EA, Exotic Pet Owner

“Zn7 is easy to apply, causes no pain to the patient and does not dry the dermis excessively. We are delighted with the dramatic improvements in the wound healing. Clinically, we have found that the dermis heals in half the usual time with Zn7.”

“I was extremely impressed with Zn7 Derm’s healing capabilities. It also seemed to give major relief that other drugs did not provide. I feel that Zn7 Derm gave my patient more relief than any of the pain killers used.”

“The Zn7 spray works wonderfully on road rash and hot spots and I particularly like to use it on wounds on rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds. These little guys can be so sensitive to many topical treatments that we carry and I find that the Zn7 does not cause any problems but still helps to heal irritated skin.”

“I am very impressed with Zn7. Owners had no problem using the product.”

“We had treated the chronic lick granuloma with injections and cryosurgery with no results. The Zn7 Derm cleared it up in two weeks.”

“The tissue response was extremely favorable: healing speed appeared to double in the cases where the granulation bed was properly prepared.”