Sunday, September 2, 2012

Homemade Dog Shampoo!!!!

I’m such a huge fan of PINTEREST!!!. I saw a blurb on there the other day for a home-made doggie shampoo that claimed to kill fleas on the spot (yeah, no pun intended!LOL!). I’ve really been impressed with some of the home remedies that I’ve found, I figured, why not give this a try?

Leroy, our German Shorthaired Pointer, has had fleas this year. I have NEVER seen a flea on him until this summer (I guess it’s because we had such a mild winter this year, yes, even for the deep south!). He’s been scratching, biting at those little suckers and seems as though the flea drops that I put on him haven’t worked as well this year. Probably ‘cause we’ve been getting so much rain, ‘specially from Isaac, he’s been a drenched dog!

When I read the ingredients, I knew I’d have to alteast give this a shot, as I want to make him as comfy as possible. When I read the two reviews, they said it killed the fleas immediately, but I was a little skeptical, but gave it a try anyway!


½ cup Dawn
½ cup vinegar
Water to rinse

That’s it! Combine the Dawn and vinegar in a bottle, then generously apply to your wet mutt. I rubbed it in, starting on his head and worked my way down to the tail-end……and SERIOUSLY!!!!!! Those ‘lil nasties just fell off and died! I was absolutely amazed! I guess the only time you need to keep it on is how ever long it takes you to scrub-a-dub the whole pooch, then gently rinse ALL of the soap off of him. It was really easy for me to see the fleas dead, since Leroy is a short-haired dog, but I’m tellin’ ya, this stuff works! By the time I got down to his tail….there were about 15 dead fleas on it~!

Here’s some pictures of the HAPPY HAPPY flea-free dog!

This is another one of those recipes that I’ll be keeping, now that I know it works so well! I was petting him earlier this evening, and his fur was so soft and there were no “dry” spots on him.

I'm sharing this home cleaning idea with the following link-up parties:

TaterTots and Jello
Design Dazzle
Uncommon Designs
Savvy Southern Style
The 36th Avenue
Five Days, Five Ways
French Country Cottage
I Should be Mopping the Floor At the Picket Fence
Between Naps on the Porch
Stringtown Home
Claiming Our Space
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  1. Visiting from Uncommon Design and had to comment on your cute pup... we have a pointer too and she reacts to a bath in exactly the same way! :) Thanks for the shampoo recipe, I can't wait to try it.

  2. i may have to give this a try. thanks for the post.

  3. I love homemade things like this! So cool! I would love if you would share this at my Crazy Cute Party happening right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway that you could win just for linking up! Come on over! ;D

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  4. I'm going to have to do try this on our four dogs they have sensitive skin I hope it works out for them it will be really nice and it killed the ticks

  5. Just tried it to night. I really worked on my schnauzers. I have bought everything from homemade soaps with cedar wood, to all those popular brand flea shampoos for two years now and Nothing seem to work . The fleas play dead and then come alive after drying them off. Tried the Dawn by itself and got the same results. The combination with the vinegar and dawn WORK!!!!! Used a flee comb all I saw was dead flees. thank you for I have spent a ton of money trying to get rid of flees. Can't wait for a cold freeze this winter

    1. Does it keep them off? I have 2 dogs who are miserable! We've spent $$$ thru vets and everything! They never once have been flea free! I'm going to try this, I hope it gets rid of them for good!

  6. I used this to bathe my little chihuahua it worked and she slept all night without scratching.

  7. Is there something you can do for cats?

  8. Does it have to be dawn soap

  9. Yes , I would like to know how long it lasts for. I'm tired of giving my dogs the flea medicine you get at the vet . Too many chemical,s you know what I mean. So please let me know , thanks Debbie

  10. I just adpot pup he 2 and fighting heartworm. They say his meds help with the fellas but he cry half the night. I'm new to being fur mommy. Mom of three human kiddos. Love these homemade ideas❤️��


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