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Bailey our mini-schnauzer dog dressed up as a cowboy. #TexasHomesteader

3-Ingredient Dog Shampoo

Dish detergent is formulated to cut grease but I'm afraid it will be too harsh. So I use baby shampoo for that ingredient instead. Vinegar touts both antibacterial as well deodorant properties and will leave dog's fur soft & clean. (Be careful not to get any in the dog's eyes as vinegar can sting.)

Course shampoo
Cuisine shampoo
Keyword baby shampoo, dog, shampoo, vinegar
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 shampoo
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


Ingredients (1 shampoo for 1 small dog)

  • (double or even triple for larger dogs or dogs with heavier fur)
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Dish Soap (I'll use baby shampoo instead)
  • 1/4 cup White Vinegar



  1. Warm water and then combine all ingredients.

  2. To use, wet your dog’s coat with warm water and apply shampoo, avoiding his eyes. Work the shampoo into his coat, creating a thick lather.

  3. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.