Homemade Shampoo for Allergic Dogs
Sometimes our dogs suffer from allergies. The vast majority of allergies manifest in the dog’s epidermis, and when that happens we need to pay special attention to our best friend’s skin.
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There are shampoos that are ideal for allergic dogs, but the most common is that they are very expensive. For this reason, in this article of YourCatCareguide we will give you some options to make homemade shampoos for allergic dogs , simple and economical.
When preparing the following formulas to make shampoos suitable for allergic dogs, the first thing you should do is a basic baking soda shampoo .
Baking soda is a very bactericidal and deodorant element, so it is widely used to clean various accessories and appliances at home. However, for dogs it can become toxic if you abuse it, or do not rinse well after treatment. The formula is as follows:
- 250 g of sodium bicarbonate. If buying at the supermarket is cheaper than buying at the pharmacy.
- 1 liter of water.
Mix well the two products and store in a bottle away from the light. This solution will then mix with the plant product with antiallergic properties to choose from.
The oatmeal shampoo for dogs is very calming and easy to make. Follow these steps:
- Put 100 gr of whole oat flakes in the blender until you convert them into flour. If you want, you can also buy the oatmeal.
- In a container mix the oatmeal with half a liter of bicarbonate base shampoo (shake before the bottle or bottle where you stored the shampoo).
- Beat and mix the oatmeal with the base shampoo.
- And the oatmeal shampoo is ready to use in the dog’s bath.
Half a liter of oatmeal shampoo is more than enough to bathe a large dog. If the dog is small, divide the amount. During the summer the shampoo can be used at room temperature, in winter it is advisable to heat the mixture a little before applying it.
After wetting the dog, apply the oatmeal shampoo rubbing well on your skin. Do not apply to eyes or genitals. Let it act for 4 or 5 minutes and thoroughly rinse the shampoo so that no residue of bicarbonate remains on the dog’s epidermis. Dry the dog thoroughly.
Aloe vera shampoo
The aloe vera shampoo for allergic dogs is very depurative and easy to make. Follow the instructions below:
- Mix in the blender half a liter of basic bicarbonate shampoo with one teaspoon of aloe vera essential oil.
- Beat well until everything is well mixed.
- Follow the bath method from the previous point by applying the aloe vera shampoo instead of the oatmeal shampoo.
You should discard whatever remains. Reduce proportionally in case of small puppies.
Honey and Vinegar Shampoo
The honey and vinegar shampoo for dogs is very nutritious and disinfectant for the dog’s skin. To do this follow these steps:
- Pour into a container with a half liter of basic bicarbonate shampoo, a teaspoon of honey and a glass of apple cider vinegar.
- Beat and mix everything very well.
- Apply the same way as in the previous points.
It should rinse the dog very well after the bath, because the honey is sticky. This homemade shampoo is not recommended for long-haired dogs. Remember to split the amount if the dog is small. You should discard the remaining mixture.
The importance of rinsing and drying
The final rinsing of the homemade shampoos for allergic dogs is essential as there should be no bicarbonate residue on the dog’s epidermis. Otherwise, this could irritate the dog’s skin after having disinfected it during the bath.
It is also very important to dry the dog well, except when it is a Portuguese or Spanish water dog, in these cases they should dry themselves.
Read our full article on allergy in dogs .