Puppies don't need to be bathed often, but if your little one decides to take a romp through a mud puddle or finds something wonderfully stinky to roll in, a trip to the bathtub will definitely be in order. An all natural, gentle shampoo is the best choice for your puppy's tender skin and baby-fine fur. Follow this easy recipe for homemade, natural puppy shampoo and your little one will be squeaky clean and sweet-smelling in no time.
Wash your plastic bottle well with soap and hot water. Make sure that it is free of dust or residue of any kind.
Combine 2 cups distilled water, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup 100 percent vegetable liquid glycerin, 2 tbsp. aloe vera gel and 2 tsp. liquid castille soap in your plastic bottle.
Tighten the lid of the plastic bottle and shake the shampoo mixture vigorously until it is thoroughly blended. After using, store in a cool place for up to one month.
Never bathe a puppy younger than 12 weeks of age.
Although unlikely, if you observe any type of rash or allergic reaction in your puppy, contact a veterinarian immediately.
Even though this shampoo is all-natural, you still need to be sure that your puppy does not drink it or the water in which you are bathing her.
Ears should only be cleaned with a puppy formula ear wash.
If your puppy is extra big or has a lot of thick fur, simply double the recipe.
Once your puppy is clean, be sure to keep him in a warm place and dry him completely so that he does not become chilled and get sick.
Items You Will Need
- Plastic bottle with airtight lid
- 2 cups distilled water
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup 100 percent vegetable liquid glycerine
- 2 tbsp. aloe vera gel
- 2 tsp. liquid castille soap
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