At some point, we've all realized that we're out of dog shampoo the moment our dogs are the dirtiest - what do you do when you have a muddy dog and nothing to wash them with?! We've got just the thing:

Making your own dog shampoo is a great alternative when you need to wash your pup, but forgot to stock up on shampoo, or if you want a most cost effective option! If you pup has sensitive skin, making your own shampoo can also help ensure there are no ingredients that may both them.

Here's how to make DIY Dog Shampoo:

What You'll Need:

2 cups of warm water
1/4 cup of nontoxic dish soap
1/2 cup of white vinegar


  1. Combine all ingredients and lather up! Always be sure to rinse thoroughly and avoid their ears, eyes, and mouth.
dog in a bath

Poof! That's it! You've now made DIY dog shampoo! Easier than you thought? We hope so.

Making your own dog shampoo at home can be a cost-effective and natural way to keep your furry friend clean and healthy. By using simple ingredients such as baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and essential oils, you can create a homemade shampoo that is gentle on your dog's skin and coat.

It's important to remember to test a small amount of the shampoo on your dog before using it all over their body, and to always keep an eye out for any adverse reactions. With a little bit of research and experimentation, you can create a DIY dog shampoo that works perfectly for your pup.

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