Here’s a recipe for dog shampoo that a co-worker (Sam) found online. She tried it on her bulldog (Diesel), and said it’s awesome, and makes Diesel smell great!
It’s easy to make and inexpensive. Store it in an old shampoo bottle, then just shake it well before shampooing your dog.
What you’ll need:
A container, such as a shampoo bottle or other squeeze bottle.
CLEAR liquid antibacterial soap. Sam used Ivory, and was very pleased with the results.
Mix equal parts vinegar and soap in your container. Shake well. You’re done!
Use the shampoo the same way you would any dog shampoo. Be careful not to get it into your dog’s eyes or ears.
Start with a small amount because it lathers well, and work the suds deep into the coat. Rinse well and dry.
There is no wet-dog smell, and should be no residue on your dog’s coat, thanks to the vinegar. The antibacterial aspect helps with parasites, dirt, and even minor skin abrasions and itchy or flaky skin.
According to online comments from users, the fresh smell stays for days, and your dog’s coat will be soft and ultra-clean.