Skout’s Honor Featured in Country Living Magazine

We are excited to announce that Country Living Magazine featured our Skunk Odor Eliminator in their October 2019 issue!

In the Creature Comforts section, Skout’s Honor Skunk Odor Eliminator took a Best in Show Pet Award for “Best New Picks for Pets”.

This beloved purveyor of non-toxic products offers a country house must-have: emergency de-skunker. $13; skoutshonor.com

Skout’s Honor featured in PetGuide.com’s Best Dog Shampoos for Smelly Pooches

Skout’s Honor Probiotic Pet Shampoo & Conditioner

Unlike most dog shampoos that are designed to treat a skin issue at hand or correct coat problems such as dullness, SKOUT’S HONOR dog shampoo works preemptively. Their unique formula is designed to prevent skin and hair issues before they occur, by stimulating your pet’s natural defenses to activate. The way this 2-in-1 dog shampoo and conditioner works is protect the beneficial bacteria on the skin with its probiotic properties and protect the healthy microbial community. Tear-free, soap-free, paraben and sulfate-free, SKOUT’S HONOR dog shampoo uses avocado oil and omega 3s to ensure your dog’s hair and skin are in top form. Also, as a bonus treat: each bottle of this shampoo bought feeds three meals to a shelter animal in need.

Check out the product here: https://www.skoutshonor.com/collections/grooming/products/probiotic-shampoo-conditioner-2-in-1

See the entire Pet Guide list here: https://www.petguide.com/petcare/dog/best-dog-shampoo-for-smelly-pooches/

Skout’s Honor Featured in Houseboat Magazine

We are excited to announce that Houseboat Magazine featured 2 of our top selling stain & odor products and a top selling grooming product in their July/August 2019 issue! Under the “Nautical Pet Products” feature, our Stain & Odor Remover, Odor Eliminator and our Probiotic Daily-Use Deodorizer were included as “boating must-haves” for pet owners!

Probiotic Shampoo for Dogs: Best Practices for Use

Itchy dog? Solved.

So…you just purchased your first bottle of Topical Probiotic Shampoo from Skout’s Honor and have joined thousands of other pet parents who have put their trust in our grooming products to put a final end to chronic skin problems. In order to ensure success with the use of this new ‘secret weapon’ against itch, odor and inflammation, we’ve provided some simple tips below to help achieve the best possible results for your pup! (Or kitty!!!) 

How often should I apply Topical Probiotics?

For healthy animals, the recommended washing interval is 2-4 weeks. However, you may feel free to wash as often as you like, because the probiotic kefir in our shampoo supports the skin’s natural biome and doesn’t disrupt it. 

For animals with chronic skin issues, it is best to bathe the animal once every 3 days for the first two weeks, then once a week until the skin normalizes. We highly recommend using a daily-use product, like our Daily-use Probiotic Deodorizer or Daily-use Probiotic Detangler. The daily-use products will provide a much-needed daily “boost” of probiotics to those trouble spots.

You are fine switching to a monthly or bi-monthly routine once the skin has normalized. 

Can I dilute this shampoo? 

Absolutely, in fact we recommend it! Diluting can make it much easier to spread and lather throughout the coat and rinse out, plus it is super easy to do. Simply pour roughly 1 FL.OZ. (one shot-glass full) per 20-pounds of doggie into an old water bottle or dilution bottle (available on our website!) and top off with water. Don’t worry about over-diluting, as long as the entire contents of the bottle get on the animal, you’ll be just fine. Massage into the skin with both hands for up to 2-minutes, then rinse out. 

What if I have questions that aren’t addressed here?

Simply give us a call or email. We are happy to help! services@skoutshonor.com or 877-805-0399

Interview with a PRO Groomer!

Meet Cat Opson, Professional & Award-winning Groomer

Salon: Estrella Pet Grooming
Location: San Juan Capistrano, California
Q: How long have you been a groomer?
A: 23.5 years 

Q: What’s your favorite grooming event you’ve done? Why?
A: The World Grooming competition in Belgium. It was a life-long dream to represent the USA there. The team won gold collectively and I won a silver in the individual event.

Q: What’s the best advice you can give to a new groomer?
A: Take care of your body!

Q: What is your favorite weekend cocktail?
A: Vodka Red Bull!

Q: What is a tool you can’t live without?
A: Thinning shears

Q: Do you groom cats? Why/why not?
A: No. The last new cat I took shredded my pinky finger and I was just done after that.

Q: If you could use any fragrance what would it be?
A: Vanilla.

Q: Do you ever get attached to the animals you groom?
A: Absolutely.

Q: Have you ever groomed any exotic animals?
A: Does a horse count? Otherwise a bunny, lol.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on a day off?
A: Ride my horse.

Q: Which Skout’s Honor Product do you keep in your arsenal?
A: The Probiotic Deodorizer spray!! And the Unscented Shampoo/Conditioner (2-in-1).

Skout’s Honor Featured in NYmag.com’s 25 Best Pet-Safe Cleaning Products!

Skout’s Honor is excited to announce that NY Mag.com‘s, The Strategist, an obsessively researched online shopping and product discovery guide, has featured two of our cleaning products in “What Pet-Owners Need To Clean And Protect Their Furniture According to Experts”!  Under the “Best pet-friendly furniture cleaning products” section, our Stain & Odor Remover and Cat Urine & Odor Destroyer made the cut!

As seen in The Strategist:

Posted April 19, 2019

All of the experts we spoke with agreed that it’s best to use pet-safe, natural products to clean your furniture, as many ingredients common in other cleaners (like bleach, ammonia, and formaldehyde) are toxic to cats and dogs. These sprays from Skout’s Honor come highly recommended from both Ellis and Schwab, who like that they’re non-toxic and specifically designed to eliminate odors and stains from pets.

Skout’s Honor Earth Day Hacks!

Skout’s Honor is an environmentally and socially-conscious company.

Toy & Bowl Cleaner

Not only is our Toy & Bowl Cleaner a safe and effective way to clean your pet toys and bowls – but wait until you try it on your wine glasses, kid cups/dishes and even pacifiers!
$9.99

Probiotic Daily-use Products

Yes, we designed these products to be the best natural grooming solution for your pets…but guess what? You’ll love to use them too! Our Probiotic Daily-use Detangler doubles as a hydrating body lotion and our Daily-use Deodorizer works great as an underarm deodorant spray, offering long-lasting odor control!
$12.99 & $14.99

Odor Eliminator

Sometimes you can’t blame the dog. Nasty odors can exist anywhere (and everywhere)! Try spraying our Odor Eliminator on stinky sports gear, car seats, diaper pails, garbage disposals…you name it!
$14.99

Why You Need Probiotics in Your Skin Care!

Probiotics are the new buzz word for enhancing your Pet’s Grooming regimen, thanks to the award-winning line of products from Skout’s Honor…but the truth is that Probiotics in Human Skin Care/Beauty Products is where it all began…

A decade ago, the thought of embracing bacteria would have raised plenty of eyebrows. However, with growing wellness trends, a lot of health-driven individuals have no problem embracing the bacteria that is probiotics.

While bacteria does have a bad reputation, it’s important to remember that they’re not all bad. There exists microflora that can be extremely beneficial to the body. So much so that they’ve been included in foods and created in supplement form. That being said, what exactly are these good bacteria that everyone seems to be centering their lifestyle and diet on?

What Are Probiotics?

According to studies, the health of one’s gut can actually impact their general wellbeing (1). Thus it is important to keep your gut health in check, and that’s where probiotics come in.

Probiotics are live microorganisms that inhabit both inside and on the surface of the body. They are good bacteria because they keep the gut healthy by countering the harmful effects of bad bacteria. Alcohol, a poor diet and even antibiotics can upset this balance and jeopardize your health.

Aside from supplements, these good bacteria can also be found in fermented foods such as yoghurt, kefir, sauerkraut and kombucha. Thus, as they can influence the health of our guts, can they also do the same for our skin?

Probiotics And Skin Care

Similar to the gut, the skin also contains a large population of microflora that can affect its appearance. A change in this microflora can result in dull and prematurely aged skin. It can also trigger inflammatory skin conditions such as redness and acne.

The topical use of probiotics on the skin can help to alleviate these concerns by balancing out the skin’s bacterial population. A benefit of this would be added protection against environmental threats such as sun damage.

According to a study published in the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, probiotics can help to diminish the signs of aging by encouraging the production of collagen.

Probiotics also help to hydrate the skin, alleviate redness and sensitivity as well as combat inflammatory skin concerns such as acne,  psoriasis and eczema (2).

Does My Skin Need Probiotics?

Our lifestyle choices aren’t only affecting our gut health but they’re also disrupting the microfloral balance in our skin. Furthermore, the use of skincare products rich in parabens and sulfates can also cause disarray.

Hence, those with sensitive skin, inflammatory flareups as well as those living in a city will each benefit from including probiotics in their skincare regimes. In fact, a study from the American Academy of Dermatology revealed that they could actually be the key to both acne and rosacea treatments.

NOTE: This blog is a re-post from an article posted on Longevitylive.com