Whether you’re tired of harsh chemicals causing your dog’s itchy skin, or just want to save money and still get a quality dog shampoo, making your own homemade dog shampoo is right up your alley.
Believe it or not making your own dog shampoo is really simple and there are a lot of great recipes you can tailor to your needs.
Some pet owners are looking for a shampoo that’s good for sensitive skin, while others may be trying to control fleas with their homemade shampoo. Whatever your purpose just knows there is a simple solution for you.
Below you’ll find few recipes to get you started making your own homemade dog shampoo. Before you get started there’s a few things you should know.
All dogs react differently so don’t take the recipes below as the gospel. There’s no magic bullet if you’re looking to control fleas by making a homemade dog shampoo for fleas. Sometimes it works, sometimes it won’t. Also, if your dog has any serious skin conditions such as mange or something discuss using a homemade shampoo with your vet.
You’ll see the actual recipes below in additional posts, but you need to know some basics before jumping right in.
There are 5 basic kinds of homemade dog shampoos. Actually there are probably a hundred but at some point they all just do the same thing.
1. Flea shampoo for dogs
2. Dry shampoo for dogs
3. Oatmeal shampoo for dogs
4. Antibacterial shampoo for dogs
5. Antifungal shampoo for dogs
Many of these share common ingredients:
On the plus side all of these are non-toxic to your dog and pretty cheap. You will need some containers obviously. Mason jars work fine or you can find some empty squeeze bottles at a supermarket.
Check out the recipes below for your homemade dog shampoo needs and hopefully you find something that’s effective for your situation.