Oily Hair Dog Shampoo (also good for fleas)

Do you have a dog with oily hair? Or maybe an issue with fleas and need flea treatments? This homemade oily hair dog shampoo with do the trick for both issues!
Bottle of dog shampoo laying on a green towel with black leash to the side

Oily Hair Dog Shampoo
(also good for fleas)

This dog shampoo is super easy to make! Chances are you already have most if not all the items needed to make it too.

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This can be made up ahead and just kept right in the bathroom for when your dog needs a bath. Some other homemade shampoos require you to store them in the fridge, but that is not necessary for this one.

You can either buy an empty plastic bottle to sore the shampoo in or simply wash out and reuse one you already have. I don’t normally recommend glass bottles for this as they can get broken in the tub if you have an active dog at bath time.

Have issues getting your dog to sit still in the tub? Try giving a few Homemade Dog Training Treats as a bribe when they are being good.

Time: about 5 minutes
Makes:1 Cup
Skill: Easy

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • Container Bottle With Top
  • 1/3 Cup Dawn Dish Liquid (Original Scent) (other brands do not work as well)
  • 1/3 Cup White Vinegar
  • Funnel

How To Make The Shampoo:

Add water and dawn and vinegar to a container bottle with a top.

Shake vigorously until everything is fully mixed.

You may want to allow this to sit for a little while before using as the suds after shaking can be a lot. That what you get more shampoo on the dog and not just some bubbles.

How To Use This Oily Hair Dog Shampoo:

Soak the dog’s hair/fur with water really well.

Then apply a generous amount of oily hair dog shampoo to the hair. Work the shampoo into the coat with fingers. Make sure you cover all areas such as ears and armpits. Just be careful not to get it in the dog’s eyes.

Allow setting for two to three minutes.

Then rinse the hair thoroughly with water to remove all shampoo.

Repeat as needed.

Yield: 1 Cup

Oily Hair Dog Shampoo (also good for fleas)

Bottle of dog shampoo laying on a green towel with black leash to the side

No need to spend a lot of money on shampoos for oily hair or fleas. This homemade oily hair dog shampoo is cheap and easy and works well!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Materials

  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • Container Bottle With Top
  • 1/3 Cup Dawn Dish Liquid (Original Scent) (other brands do not work as well)
  • 1/3 Cup White Vinegar
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. Add water and dawn and vinegar to a container bottle with a top.
  2. Shake vigorously until everything is fully mixed.
  3. You may want to allow this to sit for a little while before using as the suds after shaking can be a lot. That what you get more shampoo on the dog and not just some bubbles.

Notes

To use the shampoo, soak the dog’s hair/fur with water really well.

Then apply a generous amount of oily hair dog shampoo to the hair. Work the shampoo into the coat with fingers. Make sure you cover all areas such as ears and armpits. Just be careful not to get it in the dog’s eyes.

Allow setting for two to three minutes.

Then rinse the hair thoroughly with water to remove all shampoo.

Repeat as needed.

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