Product FAQs

Bathing Solutions

Can I use my bathing products on my animal?

You should always use bathing products especially formulated for animals, as their skin has fewer cell layers than human skin. For example, the dogs' skin is 3-5 cell layers thick. In contrast, human skin is 10-15 cell layers thick.

How often should my pet be bathed?

That will vary based on breed, but on average, every 2 – 4 weeks. Check with your veterinarian for specifics on your animals.

My animal's skin is sensitive, and he reacts very easily to detergents. What products can I use?

If your animal’s skin is sensitive and reacts easily to detergents and fragrances, a milder shampoo formula such as one of our Oster® Hypo Allergenic Shampoo is recommended. Another option is to use Oster® Oatmeal Shampoo since the oat protein moisturizes, promotes healthy skin and relieves itching.

Should I use conditioner on my animal after shampooing?

You can use an animal-formulated conditioner or a detangling spray. Animal conditioners and de-tanglers make brushing easier after bathing. They also provide conditioning agents that soften the coat and add shine, without weighing the coat down with excessive oils.

How can I bathe my animal if he doesn’t like water?

The Oster® No-Rinse Shampoo is available for use on animals that do not like water. This product is also ideal for older dogs with medical conditions that makes standing/bathing too stressful. It also works great to prolong the time between water baths.

How can I keep my animal smelling fresh in between baths?

The Oster® Dog Cologne will help neutralize your animal’s odor and will leave him with a clean, fresh scent. Oster® Dog Cologne fragrances are pleasant for the pet owner and they won’t irritate the pet’s skin as they are alcohol free.

What can you tell me about the fragrance of the shampoo?

We tested over 100 different fragrances with dog owners. While opinions varied, it was virtually unanimous that everyone wants their pet to smell fresh and clean. The fragrance we selected will provide that desired result, with just a hint of botanicals. The hypo-allergenic shampoo is unscented.

Why is bathing the animal so important?

Pet bathing is more than just cleaning the animal; it’s about skin and coat care. The skin is the largest organ of the body and on most breeds, the dog’s coat can make it difficult to care for the skin.