All-Natural Dog Grooming Shampoo

The dog grooming shampoo is essential in determining the health of your pet’s skin and coat. An unsuitable shampoo filled with chemicals and artificial colors can irritate your pet’s skin and cause crusts or a flaky skin. All natural dog grooming shampoos are recommended for all dogs, especially for those that require hypoallergenic shampoos. The all natural ingredients will not cause excessive dryness and will also promote a healthy skin.

All Natural Dog Grooming Shampoo

The natural shampoo can be prepared at home or can be bought from natural health pet stores. The all natural dog grooming shampoo may contain ingredients such as:

  • Oatmeal
  • Chamomile
  • Aloe vera
  • Olive extracts
  • Horsetail
  • Lavender
  • Citronella
  • Lemongrass
  • Cedar wood
  • Jojoba oil (recommended for pets with dry skin)
  • Glycerin
  • Apple cider vinegar

These shampoos will also keep the skin’s normal pH balance and maintain the essential skin oils.

You may also prepare a rinse, made of diluted oatmeal or apple cider vinegar and this will soothe the dog’s skin and cause a comforting feeling.

Prepare the Shampoo at Home

If you opt to prepare the natural grooming shampoo at home you should know how to do this. There are several recipes for grooming shampoos.

Get 1 tbsp of ground tansy flower or tansy flower extract and mix it with horsetail extract or ground horsetail plant and lavender extract. Get 1 tbsp of jojoba oil and add it to the mix if your pet has dry skin. Apply the shampoo and gently massage it on the dog’s skin. Leave it on the dog’s skin for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse. Repeat is needed. This natural grooming product may also act as a repellent for insects or parasites such as fleas.

Another recipe is a mixture of aloe vera gel with vegetable oil or glycerin and a liquid natural soap (can be with any natural ingredients including chamomile or lemongrass). This shampoo can soothe irritated skin.

If you opt to prepare a larger amount of shampoo for several washes, make sure to use airtight containers and use the shampoo within 4 weeks, so that it won’t go bad.

The rinses may be prepared using ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar with 3 cups of lukewarm water.

Dog Grooming Tools

In addition to a natural shampoo you will need suitable grooming tools; some grooming tools may not be suitable for your dog and may cause injuries.

You should opt for tools that are adapted to your pet’s size, breed and hair thickness and length.

Get a metallic comb to remove mats and disentangle hair; you will also need a soft brush and also a grooming mitt.

Grooming Frequency

The frequency of the grooming will vary according to your dog’s size, hair length or whether your pet spends a lot of time outdoors.

Talk to your vet about how often you should bathe your dog. Note that too frequent baths may dry your pet’s skin.