Getting rid of fleas on your dog is one of the most frustrating things a dog owner faces. It seems like an endless loop of expensive treatments, dips, flea shampoos, collars and countless other gimmicks to get rid of the pesky creatures. Well next time you try to get rid of them try the following homemade flea shampoo and see if it helps.
In all reality the first and possibly best homemade flea shampoo for dogs is straight dawn dish soap. It sounds crazy but the dish soap suffocates the fleas and does a great job of killing the pesky critters. Here’s how to do it.
1. Lather your dog up with the dish soap and leave it for 5-10 minutes. This should be enough time to suffocate the fleas.
2. Take a flea comb and comb through all of your dog’s hair. This little homemade flea shampoo trick works, but you have to get the dead fleas off! Isn’t hard to believe that you had a homemade dog shampoo already sitting under your sink!
3. Towel dry and comb your dog again and see if there are any remaining fleas. If you see more than a few, repeat the bath.
There are a couple critical things to keep in mind. You need to make sure you get the soap lathered on really well covering all spots of the dog. And secondly make sure you leave the soap on for the full 5-10 minutes to give it time to do it’s magic.
You can check out the other recipes below for information on more exotic homemade flea shampoos, but I’d recommend trying this one first.