Hibiscrub Skin Cleanser

Hibiscrub Skin Cleanser
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  • 250ml Bottle £14.49
  • 500ml Bottle £10.99
  • 5 litre Bottle £45.49
  • Pump for 500ml Bottle (Bottle not included) £10.98

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Hibiscrub is a powerful antiseptic solution, often used in hospitals to discourage harmful bacteria. It is not, however, intended to aid healing and should NOT be applied to open or angry wounds. Hibiscrub contains chlorhexidine gluconate which is effective against a wide range of bacteria, yeasts, some fungi and viruses, so it is often used post-surgery to sterilise the body (avoiding the wound site). Before using Hibiscrub on your pet, always read the instructions carefully and get vet advice on its suitability. For general cleaning, only use Hibiscrub in diluted form as it can exacerbate skin problems and cause irritation. Best used for sterilising and not healing.

Please note: The dispenser pump is only available for the 500ml bottle and is sold separately.

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Reviews (35)

Summary of Reviews for Hibiscrub Skin Cleanser

Overall 5
Value For Money
Pet's Opinion
35 out of 35 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (27 reviews)
4 stars (8 reviews)
3 stars (0 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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45 Hibiscrub
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By on 26 August 2021

Excellent product which was recommended to us by our vet. We use to wash our Cockapoos feet after each walk. Much cheaper than the vets prices.

Customer recommends this product

55 Antiseptic wash
Verified Purchase

By on 18 July 2021

Not used this yet what bought from you as I have some already, this was just a top up.
But it is fantastic stuff it’s cleaned all my dog head which had hotspots all over and now it’s all mended due to this stuff.

Customer recommends this product

55 Great value
Verified Purchase

By on 4 June 2021

I am very happy with the value for money on such a useful product for any Pet owner. Gino poorly paw healed up with just one application

Customer recommends this product

45 Good value gor money
Verified Purchase

By on 23 April 2021

Good value for money, buying the larger volume. We use it for paw cleaning, especially during winter months when the roads are filthy and gritted.

Customer recommends this product

45 Great product, used every day for hygienic foot was for dogs after exercise.
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By on 20 April 2021

I feel that it can be trusted to do its job, keep skin clean and free from bad germs.

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Hibiscrub Skin Cleanser, including answers from our team.

29 August 2021 at 3:29pm

Hibiscrub for 10 year old Alsatian

Ray Flahant

How much should I dilute hibiscrub before using?

  • VioVet Staff

For standard use to clean the skin or wounds this product should be diluted 1 part Hibi scrub in 4 parts warm water.

4 May 2021 at 8:31pm

Hibsrcub for skin fold dermatitis


Recommend to use hibscrub for skin fold dermatitis on dogs chin , how often should it be cleaned? and how much should it be diluted.

  • VioVet Staff

If you wish to use hibi scrib for skin disinfection, such as cleaning an area of skin fold dermatitis in your dog, then it is recommended to dilute it 1 part hibi in 4 parts warm water. You should use this to clean the area twice daily. It should take 5 to 7 days to clear the average flare up of skin fold dermatitis. If wanting to prevent the issue then once or twice weekly cleaning of the skin folds should help.

26 February 2021 at 2:17pm

Feet chewing and scratching in 'armpit' area


Hi. I have been recommended Hibiscrub to bathe my dog in. She is chewing her feet, both front and back. She's also scratching round the 'armpit' area and on one side has some little red lumps. Moisturising shampoo hasn't helped, so have been recommended Hibiscrub by a veterinary nurse. What dilution should I use and how often? Thank you!

  • VioVet Staff

Hibi scrub is great when diluted for treating and preventing superficial infections of the skin. It is unlikely to reduce the underlying itch though, I advise discussing how to treat the itch with your vet.
Hibi should be diluted at a rate of 1 part hibi scrub in 4 parts warm water, twice daily is a good frequency to clean the skin with. It needs to be in contact with the area for at least 5 minutes to have a good effect so if wiping areas then leave the hibi on for at least 5 minutes before drying.

19 January 2021 at 7:20pm

Would Hibiscrub help reduce infection in interdigital cysts


My dog has always suffered interdigital cysts on all paws, which turn into ulcer type formations- at times treated with antibiotics and anti inflammatory meds, would soaking in Hibiscrub help? Or is there something else you would recommend?

  • VioVet Staff

Hibi scrub can be used to treat bacterial/fungal infections on the skin if diluted safely. I recommend discussing any treatment with your vet first, but if wishing to clean an infected area of skin then dilute the hibi scrub 1 part hibi in 4 parts warm water and use to clean the affected area twice daily. If the ulcers are not too deep and it is an infection you are trying to clear then Hibi scrub should help.

29 November 2020 at 3:04pm

Mite infestation


Is this suitable for a mite infestation in addition to stronghold? My dog is 6 months

  • VioVet Staff

Hibi scrub can be used to clean the skin, treating and preventing bacterial/fungal infections. It should be diluted at 1 part hibi 4 parts warm water for this use. It is unlikely to kill the mites themselves but can clear any debris from dead mites/skin and prevent/treat secondary infecitons caused by the mites. The Stronghold is the main product that will kill the mites specifically.

30 October 2019 at 10:25pm

Human acne


I read you can use this product for acne-human skin. Is this true? If so how exactly do you use it? Is it a soap/cleanser / does it need rinsing or diluting? Thanks in advance

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Kim,

Hibiscrub is intended to be used diluted, however if you wish to use it on your skin and have concerns about acne, the best thing to do would be to speak to your doctor or a dermatologist who specialises in skin care. There can be many factors involved and you should be able to work with them to identify the cause and help find a solution.

Best wishes,


9 September 2019 at 8:06pm

Thrush in horses


Hi, my pony has thrush and this product was recommended to clean his feet before applying spray. I would like to know what harmful ingredients are in hibiscrub and how harmful they are and how much i need to dilute it before applying, please.
Thank you

  • VioVet Staff

The active ingredient in Hibiscrub, Chlorhexidine Gluconate, can cause skin irritation if not diluted effectively. There is no exact science to how much you should dilute it but usually one small splash in a small bowl of water is enough- so that the water becomes a very pale pink. As a rough guide 1 part hibiscrub to 10 parts water is more than enough.

14 January 2019 at 9:47pm

Hibiscus dilution

Hilary Smith

how much should I dilute hibiscrub to bathe my dogs foot in

  • VioVet Staff


Thank you for getting in touch.

There is no definite dilution rules but it is generally 1 part Hibiscrub to 10 parts water.

Hope that helps,


19 February 2018 at 1:38pm



how do you apply it

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Ethan,

Thank you for your question.

You need to dilute the Hibiscrub with water and then rub it on your pet. It must not be applied to open or angry wounds.

Hope that helps,


7 May 2015 at 7:16pm

Green discharge on penis


My dog has a build up of light green discharge on his penis, the vet has said it quite normal and recommended diluted hibisrub, will this be ok?

  • VioVet Staff

The discharge is normal, but you can wash it off with and an antiseptic product is sensible. Hibiscrub is fine but I would use only a very dilute solution, and then rinse it off very well afterwards with warm water.

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