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LIONS FOUNDATION OF CANADA DOG GUIDES

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides and its founding program, Canine Vision Canada, was established in 1983. It’s the largest school of its kind in Canada with its training school in Oakville and breeding facility in Breslau.

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How to Make Your Own Dog Shampoo

Making your own dog shampoo is easier than you might think. In fact, you may even have most of the ingredients already!

REASONS WHY PEOPLE MAKE THEIR OWN DOG SHAMPOOS

  • To save money
  • To ensure natural ingredients are used
  • They simply enjoy making their own products

WHY CAN’T I USE HUMAN SHAMPOO ON MY DOG

Humans and dogs have different pH levels. Our shampoos can irritate their skin, or worse.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DOG SHAMPOO AT HOME

Here are a few DIY dog shampoo recipes.

REMEMBER: ALWAYS KEEP THE SOLUTION AWAY FROM YOUR DOG’S EYES

REGULAR SKIN

BASIC DOG SHAMPOO

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups warm water
1/4 cup non-toxic dish soap to remove oil
1/2 cup white vinegar for a clean, shiny coat

Vinegar is a natural deodorizer that has antibacterial properties.

DRY, ITCHY AND SENSITIVE SKIN

ALOE VERA AND GLYCERIN DOG SHAMPOO

INGREDIENTS:

1 litre water
1/3 cup glycerin
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
1 cup white or apple cider vinegar
1 cup baby shampoo or nontoxic dish soap

OATMEAL DOG SHAMPOO FOR DRY SKIN

INGREDIENTS:

1 litre water
1/2 cup baking soda
1 cup of uncooked oatmeal

Aloe vera and oatmeal have soothing properties.

METHOD

ALOE VERA WITH GLYCERIN & BASIC DOG SHAMPOO

METHOD:

1. Combine ingredients in spray bottle.
2. Shake to mix.
3. Wet coat with warm water.
4. Add shampoo, but avoid eyes.
5. Work in and create a thick lather.
6. Always rinse properly.
7. Dry your dog.

OATMEAL DOG SHAMPOO

METHOD:

1. Grind oats until fine and powdery (use a food processor, blender or coffee grinder).
2. Add to bowl along with baking soda and warm water then stir to combine.
3. Wet coat with warm water
4. Add shampoo, but avoid eyes.
5. Work in and create a thick lather.
6. If possible, leave shampoo in for a few minutes before rinsing
7. Rinse properly.
8. Dry your dog.

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