DIY Homemade Shampoos for Dogs
Give your dog the best. They love us, and they deserve it! Grooming is one of the foremost conditions to keep your dog clean and healthy. Some dogs are hypoallergenic, while others are not; some have long coats, unlike the other short-coat varieties. With the vast difference in their features, the dog lovers need to know what suits best for his breed of dog. It is always a good idea to make your dog shampoo at home, rather than choosing one from the market, made of crude and harsh chemicals, which would ultimately be bad for your good looking pet. Use the best dog shampoo recipes to make the most natural shampoo for your dog’s sensitive hair and to retain its natural oils and the luster. Read how…..
Natural Dog/Puppy Shampoo Recipe
- Natural dish soap – 1 cup
- Apple cider vinegar – 1 cup
- Glycerine – 1/3rd cup
- Water – 1 quart
How to make
Just mix all the ingredients together in a clean bottle. Shake the mixture thoroughly, and your dog shampoo is ready to bathe your dog clean. This is also a very mild shampoo that is ideal for your puppies.
Dog Shampoo for Dry Skin (without glycerin)
- Warm distilled water – ½ cup
- Extra virgin olive oil – ½ tsp
- Essential oil (optional) – 20-25 drops
- Pure castile soap (peppermint scent preferable) – 3 tbsp
- Organic apple cider vinegar – 1tbsp
How to make
Simply combine all the ingredients in an empty bottle, shake well and use.
If you use Essential Oil, better you use lavender/rosemary/peppermint flavors. These are something that fleas can’t withstand.
Dog Shampoo for Sensitive/Itchy Skin (allergies)
- Vegetable-based liquid castile soap – ½ cup
- Vegetable Glycerin – 1 tbsp
- White Vinegar – ¼ cup
- Essential Oils – 3-4 drops
How to make
The process is the same. Pour all the above ingredients in a bottle and add 2-3 tbsp of water. Shake well to ensure homogenous mixing. Use it when you need, but whenever you use, stir the bottle gently before using.
- Take care enough so that, none of the shampoos get inside your dog’s eyes or mouth. It is advisable to consult your dog vet before you introduce new ingredients into your dog’s grooming/cleaning routine.
- The pH tolerance (acidic/alkaline) of each dog might vary, with the healthy range being between 6 and 8.5. Hence, it is also important to have an idea of the pH levels of the common ingredients you are using.
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