Monday, September 13, 2010

Cleaning: Dog

Dog Shampoo
  • A container such as a shampoo bottle or other squeeze bottle.
  • CLEAR liquid antibacterial soap. Palmolive, Ivory, Dove are recommended
  • WHITE vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar
  1.  Mix equal parts vinegar and soap in the container. Shake well.
Nourishing Conditioner for Dry hair
A nourishing conditioner for dry or damaged hair which can be used for all hair types: Separate the white of an egg from the yolk, whip it to a peak. Add 1 Tablespoon of water to the yolk and blend until the mixture is creamy. Then mix the white and yolk together. Wet hair with warm water, remove the excess moisture, and apply the mixture to scalp with fingertips. Massage gently until the froth is worked into scalp, then rinse the hair with cool water. Keep applying the mixture until it is used up and then rinsed until all of the egg is washed away.

The vinegar is poured into the hair, massaged into the scalp, and left to dry for a few minutes. Then the hair is washed. The process is repeated daily until the dandruff disappears, usually within a few days.

Post Commercial Shampoo for pH Balance
A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with a pint of warm water can be used as a rinse to restore the ph balance of your dog's skin after using a store bought (or other) shampoos.

Pet Urine on Carpet
First, blot up what you can with paper towels. Mix one teaspoon mild dish-washing detergent in one cup warm water, dip a clean towel in the liquid and, working from outside in, dab at stain. Do not over-wet. Rinse with fresh water and blot dry. Next, add on-third cup white vinegar with two-thirds cup water and dab on stain. Rinse with water; blot until dry. Once area is totally dry (after at least 24 hours), sprinkle entire carpet with baking soda or rug deodorizer. Vacuum after a few hours.

Method 2

  1. Blot up moisture - if fresh
  2. Mix 1:1 water and white vinegar. Spray and work into carpet with soft brush or fingers. Blot area with paper towels to absorb vinegar mixture. Vinegar neutralizes ammonia in dog urine. If have wetvac, then use it to remove excess moisture
  3. When dried or almost dried, sprinkle good handful of baking soda over the soiled area. Mix half cup 3% hydrogen peroxide with teaspoon of dish soap detergent (plain, not caustic). 
  4. Pour or spray mixture over baking soda. Work into carpet using fingers/brush. Allow to dry COMPLETELY...using fan or heater to expedite. Vacuum.

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