Unlike cats, dogs need to be groomed and cleaned regularly. Their fur needs a good shampoo, which can be done at a salon, at home with a dog shampoo or at home with a homemade shampoo. Homemade shampoo is ideal because you are not using any unnecessary chemicals. Homemade shampoos can also save you money.
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Things you need
- Medium-size bowl
- 2 cups Ivory dish soap
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup glycerine
- Empty shampoo bottles
- Sticky labels
Pour 2 cups of Ivory dish soap in a medium-sized bowl. Ivory is not as harsh as other soaps, which could dry out your dog's skin.
Add 2 cups of water and 2 cups of apple cider vinegar. Stir until combined.
Add 1/2 cup of glycerine. You can find glycerine at most pharmacies, usually next to the rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide. Again, mix until all of the ingredients are combined.
Open an old shampoo bottle and stick a funnel in the top. Pour the dog shampoo into the funnel to fill up the shampoo bottle. Close the lid.
Write your dog's name on a sticky label and place it on the bottle, so you don't confuse it with your shampoo.
Tips and warnings
- Add a little aloe juice from a health food store if your dog's skin is dry.