How often can I bathe my dog?

Frequency of bathing is dependent upon the dog’s activity level and coat type. Short haired/ indoor dogs do not require as frequent bathing as long hair/ outside dogs. Dogs with a healthy coat can be bathed every two weeks if necessary.

How can I keep my dog smelling fresh in-between baths?

Sprays are an ideal freshening solution for the in-between bath time. The Hartz Infusions® Freshening Spray and the Conditioning Spray can easily be used to freshen, deodorize and add shine to your dog’s skin and coat. These products are gentle enough for daily use and are fast-drying.

What shampoo is best? How do I know which one to use?

Different dogs have different coat types with different needs. Age, skin and coat condition, activity level, being indoors or outdoors, seasonality, all play a part in the type of shampoo you should use on your dog. Hartz has products that cater to different needs. Here are some examples:

  • Groomer’s Best® Puppy shampoo: Extra gentle and tearless. Great for puppies as well as sensitive senior dogs.
  • Groomer’s Best® Whitener shampoo: Reduces discoloration and is perfect for use on white or light coats.

What are the benefits of Hartz shampoo ingredients?

There are some ingredients that are well known to be efficacious in keeping your dog’s skin and coat healthy and shiny. Here are some examples of ingredients that can be found in our shampoos and sprays:

  • Lemongrass to balance skin oils and promote a healthy coat. Can be found in Infusions Herbal shampoo.
  • Lavender for its soothing and overall calming effect. Can be found in Groomer’s Best Puppy shampoo.
  • Vitamin A & E to moisturize & promote healthy skin and coat. Can be found in Infusions Moisturizing shampoo.
  • Oatmeal & aloe to provide soothing and anti-itch relief. Can be found in Infusions Oatmeal or Groomer’s Best Oatmeal.

What can I do to reduce my pet’s shedding?

Depending on the breed and season, some animals shed more than others. With a healthy diet consisting of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids and daily grooming, pet shedding can be controlled. The best solution is also the simplest: control shedding by increasing the number of baths you give your pet and by brushing your pet on a daily basis. Use a slicker brush that easily captures fine hair. By brushing daily, you will notice less hair floating around the house, and, less hair will also help in reducing allergens.

If pet’s skin is irritated, can product be used? What would be the best product to use?

If your pet’s skin is truly irritated, with swollen or scabbing skin, you should consult with your Veterinarian before using any shampoo, especially flea & tick shampoos. For skin that is mildly irritated, red, dry or itchy, we recommend using Hartz Infusion®Soothing Oatmeal shampoo with Aloe Beads or the Groomer’s Best® Oatmeal shampoo which contain oatmeal extracts to help soothe dry, irritated itchy skin.

My pet licked the product, is it harmful?

Hartz shampoos have been carefully tested and formulated with very low toxicity to pets and humans; but as with any ingestion of shampoo, it may cause some degree of gastrointestinal upset.

Does the product contain soap/detergent? How does it affect my dog’s skin and coat?

Hartz shampoos have been formulated with overall mildness in mind yet contain necessary detergents to aid in the removal of excess dead skin, dirt and oils. Our gentle pH balanced moisturizing shampoos will not strip your dog’s skin and coat of essential oils.

Can I use the Hartz shampoos on a pregnant animal?

Yes. All Hartz grooming shampoos are gentle enough for use on pregnant animals. However, a veterinarian should be consulted prior to use of any flea & tick shampoo.

At what age can I bathe my pet?

Puppies can be bathed as early as two weeks old if needed. Getting puppies accustomed to bathing does help avoid struggles later on. Keep in mind, puppies chill easily and should be dried gently and thoroughly after bathing.

Where can I locate product?

Hartz products are sold in all major retail outlets. Our product can be found in large mass stores such as Wal-Mart and Kmart,grocery stores, drug stores, pet specialty retailers and more.

Where are Hartz® shampoos made?

Hartz shampoos and sprays are all made in the USA.