General FAQ

All Skout's Honor products are manufactured in the United States.

We want you to have a great experience with Skout’s Honor and plan to earn your trust through reliable product performance and outstanding customer service. Please contact us if you are unhappy with Skout’s Honor for any reason, so we can personally take whatever steps are necessary to correct your problem and make your experience with our company a positive one! Call us at 877-805-0399 or email at services@skoutshonor.com.

Every purchase of a Skout’s Honor® product provides one day’s worth of meals for a rescue animal in need. We partner with Rescue Bank® (rescuebank.org) who handles all distribution and logistics to get food to the animals in need. Together we can nurture more adoptable pets and make a greater impact!

Each year, millions of pounds of nutritious pet food are donated by brand name manufacturers for delivery by Rescue Bank® to pre-qualified animal welfare nonprofits throughout America. Your purchase of Skout’s Honor products supports freight-paid deliveries to smaller, less visible nonprofits that have limited access to resources. Visit http://rescuebank.org for more information, including recipient guidelines and to apply for a donation. 

Never! We never test any of our products on animals and are proud to be a certified cruelty-free company!

Yes! We pride ourselves in being an environmentally and socially responsible company. All Skout’s Honor products are plant-based, biodegradable, eco-friendly and safe to use around pets, the family and home.

Stain & Odor FAQ

We do not use enzymes in our cleaning products. We use a plant-based surfactant technology that works similarly to enzyme-based products. The benefit to our non-enzyme cleaners is that they work instantly, are not affected by temperature, don’t expire, and require no pre-treatment.

We like to refer to our cleaning product fragrance as “naturally sourced."  It is derived from citrus pulp (the white stringy stuff in citrus fruit) and terpenes (the essential oils of plants) leftover by manufacturing in the pulp and paper industries, which would otherwise be discarded as waste. The ingredients are then distilled into the aldehydes and ketones that make up our fragrance. This process is considered to be more “green” than the use of essential oils, because it utilizes what would otherwise be discarded as industrial waste and gives it a second life as an up-cycled fragrance. As always, everything we do is influenced by and manufactured under the watchful eye of the California Green Chemistry Initiative to provide safer and more environmentally friendly household products. For further assurance, we adhere to the International Fragrance Associations Code of Practice. The IFRA Code of Practice is a comprehensive document that supports the IFRA commitment to provide products that are safe for use by the consumer and to the environment. Visit http://www.ifraorg.org/ for more information.

Vegetables! There are other veggie-based detergents out there, but none work as well as BioKore™ and that is what makes it so cool. Technically, it is a surfactant (or surface tension reducer) and works by saturating and absorbing the stain through osmosis, then breaking it down. The process makes it easy to remove even the most stubborn stain from any water-safe surface quickly, efficiently and safely with no toxic residue.

Diluting our cleaning products is not necessary but can be done especially if you are treating a large area. Our recommended dilution ratio with water is 1:1 for our cleaners.

We are here for you. If you are having a tough time with a stubborn stain and/or odor, you are not alone! Give us a call at (877) 805-0399 or email services@skoutshonor.com and we will personally diagnose the issue and develop a plan to permanently remove that stain and/or odor from your life!

Wood flooring is tricky. Most hardwood surfaces are not water-safe, so it is not recommended to use Skout’s Honor on those surfaces. If you know your hardwood flooring is sealed with a water-safe sealant, you should be good to use Skout’s Honor on it, but it is always best to test a small, inconspicuous area first for colorfastness and to make sure the surface won’t be damaged. We also recommend you contact the manufacturer of the flooring for the best cleaning tips.

What do you do when blotting simply isn’t enough? You call in the big guns! Time to break out some water and a wet/dry vacuum. If you followed the directions and saturated the stain, along with the recommended perimeter, then that stain is done, gone, finished. The active ingredients in Skout’s Honor cleaners have a stranglehold on that stain and are not letting go! Now it is time to help it get the heck out of your carpet. So here is a little how-to for those worst case scenario stains…

Step 1: Saturate the area with Skout’s Honor Stain & Odor Remover, Urine Destroyer or Urine & Odor Destroyer. Make sure to follow the instructions. (If you have already done this, skip to Step 2.)

Step 2: Re-saturate the area with water. Get it wet! The goal is to give the active ingredients in Skout’s Honor something to hold onto for the trip out of the carpet. You can’t use too much, but no need to flood the house.

Step 3: Hit the area with the wet/dry vacuum. Make several passes until all the liquid is removed from the floor.

WARNING: The carpet will remain damp, but it is OK to let it dry naturally.

Hint: This same technique works for removing urine and feces stains and odors from pavers and other porous concrete. You can skip step 3 - just hit it with the hose and let the water do the work!

We take pride in offering products that are safe for pets, people and the environment. Our deodorizers are free of harsh chemicals and don’t contain any bleach or covering scents. While some customers with a more sensitive sense of smell may describe it as having a “bleachy” or “swimming pool” smell, this will dissipate quickly and is a result of the stinky odor molecules breaking up (it means the product is working!). Be sure to use it in a well-ventilated area to minimize this.

Yes! They contain a proprietary ingredient that breaks down foul smelling odor molecules on contact, specifically sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.

Our professional strength stain removers utilize our proprietary BioKore™ technology. This revolutionary cleaner combines the properties of an industrial strength surface tension reducer and powerful solvent, to lift and dissolve stains on contact. It is truly the next generation of green cleaning technology!

While our cleaners are dedicated specifically to different pet messes, many of them can be used interchangeably since most of them have overlapping results. Please feel free to reach out to us if you need a recommendation!

You bet! Skout’s Honor is not negatively affected by the antibacterial coating on your carpet, unlike enzyme based cleaners that are rendered useless in the same situation.

Absolutely! We recommend tackling all of your organic and non-organic odors, including urine, feces, skunk, food and sweat with our Odor Eliminator! Feel free to use it on your gym bag, diaper pail, stinky trash can, fishing gear, yoga mat or whatever else you wish didn’t smell quite so ripe.

No way! Unlike enzyme cleaners that are not compatible with antibacterial cleaners and require a neutral pH to work, Skout’s Honor is compatible with other cleaners regardless of pH or antibacterial properties and will even remove their residue from the surface as it cleans.

No! Unlike enzyme based products that are only effective for 12-24 months after production and are very temperature sensitive, our stain & odor products are built tough and do not have an expiration date! Our products will last indefinitely if kept out of direct sunlight for extended periods of time.

Absolutely! Skout's Honor products are not affected by temperature or interaction with other chemicals, so they can be used in a variety of non-traditional ways without compromising performance. We typically recommend using the same amount of product recommended by the machine's manufacturer.

Grooming & Wellness FAQ

Yes! Our products are very safe to use on cats. Fragrances are ok to use as well, however, some cats have a sensitivity to certain fragrances, so we recommend the more hypoallergenic, fragrance-free option for use on felines and other sensitive species.

The skin is home to trillions of bacteria, some good and some bad. The good bacteria serve as the first line of defense against the environmental damage and inflammation commonly associated with excessive shedding, itching, dryness, infection and odor. When applied to the skin, probiotics make it difficult for harmful bacteria to take over and allow the good bacteria to flourish, producing a noticeably healthier-looking skin and coat.

No, the probiotics in our skin care products do not directly treat, prevent or cure any ailment or disease. Our probiotics are designed to support and help maintain the naturally occuring beneficial bacteria that live on the surface of the skin. Proper and regular use will allow the host animal to enjoy all the benefits of a properly supported and maintained naturally occurring beneficial bacterial community.

The skin biome is passed down from mother to offspring and is constantly evolving over the course of a pet’s life. Environment, interaction with nature and lifestyle impact the makeup and health of the skin’s biome. Prior to modern times, animals were genetically suited to their specific environment. Today we choose our animals more for cosmetic value and/or temperament than whether or not they are well suited to the local climate and restrict their interaction with nature in an effort to keep our homes clean. Increased reliance on anti-bacterial cleaners complicate things further and make it more difficult to re-establish or maintain beneficial bacteria that would typically be supported through exposure to nature. Topical probiotics allow owners and pets to have the best of both worlds: a clean environment and a naturally supported biome.

Benefits include prevention of infection, rehydration of dry and flaky skin, relief of sores, hotspots, inflammation and itch, repair and prevention of hair loss, matting and excessive shedding, restoration of coat’s texture and shine and an improved natural odor control. Animals with skin conditions related to an imbalance in the skin’s biome will experience issues less frequently, for a shorter duration and recover more quickly.

This product is great as a daily-use product and can be used as often as needed for a fresher, better-smelling pet in-between and after bathing.

Apply the Probiotic Hot Spot Hydrogel 3-4 times a day or as needed to heal and protect hot spots, cuts, and abrasions.

Our grooming products don’t have an expiration date, but rather have a three-year shelf life and are best used within 12 months after opening.

For healthy animals, the recommended washing interval is once every 2-4 weeks. However, you may feel free to wash as often as you like, because the probiotic kefir 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 boost of probiotic to those trouble spots. You are fine switching to a monthly or bi-monthly routine once the skin has normalized. Diluting the shampoos can also 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 and rinse out. 

You will notice an immediate difference in the look and feel of your pet’s skin and coat, due to the intense hydrating properties of the probiotics and avocado oil. (Plus, they will smell AMAZING if you are using one of our scented products!)  You can expect to see continued improvement in the look and feel of your pet’s skin and coat for up to four weeks as the skin’s resident beneficial bacteria recover and the biome returns to its natural state.

You can use Skout’s Honor Probiotic products with non-probiotic products, but it is important that the last product you use contains the probiotic. Our daily-use Deodorizer and the leave-in Detangler are great solutions for use on an animal that has been previously groomed with a non-probiotic product. However, the complete program is highly recommended for animals with specific conditions related to a disruption of the skin’s natural flora, such as excessive shedding, dander, hot-spots, infection and odor or anyone looking to provide their loved one with the absolute best!

All of our grooming products feature a complete ingredient list, including the exact strains of probiotics.

Flea + Tick FAQ

Yes! We make sure to properly dilute them and only use approved & safe amounts in order for all of our flea and tick products to be completely safe on and around pets.

Although safe, we actually don't recommend our flea and tick products for cat use since cats are so sensitive to natural oils. Please speak to your veterinarian before using any flea and tick products on or around your cat.

They repel fleas, ticks and mosquitos for up to 2 weeks when used as directed.

Yes! Our Flea + Tick products can be used with other flea and tick treatments.

Yes! Separation is natural and may occur due to the natural ingredients. Be sure to shake well before use.

Our Flea + Tick Dog & Home Spray is formulated for a more direct and concentrated application. A steady stream rather than a mist allows for a more specific and localized application.

Our Flea + Tick products are safe for use on dogs 12 weeks and older and not recommended for kittens or cats of any age.

Yes, our Flea + Tick products are safe to use on horses.

We do not recommend using our Flea + Tick products on small pets as they can be sensitive to essential oils.

The Flea + Tick Yard Spray covers an area up to 5,000 square feet.

Training FAQ

Our Super Sour! Anti Chew Spray is a training tool and can be used as often as needed. Apply to surfaces to discourage your pet from licking or biting. Reapply as needed. We do recommend using our Super Sour! Anti Chew Spray with other training resources. See our latest blog, How to Stop A Dog From Chewing Everything in Sight for more training tips.

Every pet is different and age, temperament, breed, and behavioral patterns all play a factor. While some pets will be deterred immediately from the taste, there may be a learning curve for others. Our Super Sour! Anti Chew Spray is a training tool and can be applied as needed. See our latest blog, How to Stop A Dog From Chewing Everything in Sight for more training tips.

Yes, the Super Sour! Anti Chew Spray is safe for your pet if licked.

Yes, our Super Sour! Anti Chew Spray can be used on other pets. Use caution when applying around pets with more sensitive respiratory systems like birds and reptiles. Using it in a well-ventilated area helps.

Due to the natural essential oils we use, this product is not recommended for cats as they can be sensitive to certain essential oils.