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Make Your Own Dog Shampoo

Clean and Deodorize Your Dog with Baking Soda


Corgi gets bath
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Dog shampoo should clean your dog, but it shouldn't clean out your wallet at the same time. For a low-cost dog shampoo that really works, sprinkle baking soda onto your dog's coat; and rub it in with your hands. Then, follow up with a good brushing – it'll leave your dog's coat shiny, clean and odor-free.

Why This Works

Baking soda neutralizes odors, while its gritty texture grabs and removes stuck on dirt and oils.

Benefits of Shampooing with Baking Soda

  • inexpensive
  • no harsh chemicals to irritate skin
  • fragrance-free
  • neutralizes odors, rather than covering them up
  • kills fleas naturally


1) Use to eliminate wet dog odors

2) Use for a quick freshening between baths

3) Mix baking soda with water to create a wet shampoo

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