09 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

How To Make Shampoo For Your Small Dog

Making natural shampoo for your dog at home is easy & great for their health!

Making natural shampoo for your dog at home is easy & great for their health!

“This smells good mom and dad! Woof!”

There are many commercial dog cleaning products out there that contain chemicals and dyes, which can be harmful to your fur baby’s health. More people are turning to organic and natural products and that can be expensive. The good news is you can make this at home with these great instructions on how to make shampoo for your small dog.

 

 

 

How To Make Shampoo For Your Small Dog

So over the weekend it was time for our dog to get his bath.  Usually my husband is in charge of this process but I happened to be in the bathroom and I was looking at the shampoo he picked up awhile back at the pet store and I was like what?!

 

It was some flea and tick shampoo that had a list of ingredients a mile long with all sorts of chemicals no one has ever heard of plus what really got me was the warning at the bottom of the shampoo in red.

 

Pesticide storage and disposal instructions!  What in the heck!  “Avoid exposure to moisture.”  Um… it is shampoo?  I do everything I can to make our home and the things our family is exposed to as green and natural as possible and here we have a bottle of pesticides sitting on the edge of the tub.  Sigh.  Our dog, Milo, has been with us for almost 9 years and it genuinely part of the family.  To be soaking him in these types of chemicals without realizing it makes me incredibly upset.

 

In college I had a cat that almost died after he was trying to get a flea collar off and got it caught in his mouth (thus he was ingesting the stuff on the flea collar.) After a frantic ER Doc visit and hundreds of dollars later, he was fine but it for sure taught me a lesson to really pay attention to what you give your pets. Read more about Homemade Dog Shampoo in Homemade Dog Shampoo Recipe here.

It’s so simple to learn how to make shampoo for your small dog. Not only will they love the smell from the natural ingredients, but you are creating something that will be good for their health with no harsh ingredients.

Do you make your own dog shampoo?

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