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Our mini-schnauzer Bailey. #TexasHomesteader

Dog Shampoo for Dry Skin

Ingredients for small dog (double or even triple for larger dogs or dogs with heavier fur)

I use this dog shampoo recipe to help soothe our dog's dry skin. It uses oatmeal for its skin-soothing quality and baking soda for its odor-fighting ability. #TexasHomesteader

Keyword baking soda, dog, dry skin, oats, shampoo
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 shampoo
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 2 cups Warm Water
  • 1/2 cup Dry Whole Oats, ground into a powder
  • 1/4 cup Baking Soda


  1. Grind the oatmeal in a coffee grinder or food processor until it’s the consistency of flour.

  2. Heat water until warm (careful, you only want it only WARM, not hot or you may burn your pup) Then pour in baking soda & ground oats and stir to mix.

  3. Wet the dog with warm water and pour on your homemade shampoo, massaging into the coat and to his skin. Cover all areas and continue massaging shampoo for as long as your dog will allow you so that shampoo can make good contact with fur & skin. Then rinse thoroughly with warm water.