I am sure you feel proud to own a smart canine at home. Yeah, you surely do! However, you can call yourself proud only when you take proper care of your dog, which includes looking after its health, food, grooming, etc. When I say dog grooming, there are so many things to take into account, and the best way to go about it, is by maintaining proper hygiene and looking after it like you would look after your baby! Maintaining hygiene includes bathing it at least once a week. So, basically what you need is a dog shampoo. And if you happen to own a dog with long fur, then you need a shampoo that acts as a detangler.
As the name suggests, detangler is basically used to detangle (loosen) the hair or mat growth on the dog's body. It is a kind of shampoo mixture that helps through the process. So, how do you decide which detangler to opt for, because there are so many options available in the market. Well, if you are spoiled for choice, yet confused, you can go for a homemade detangler. It will be effective and, more importantly, won't harm your pet dog's skin.
Homemade Detangler Recipe
Well, as I said, it is better to go for homemade detangler since it really works wonders. First of all, arrange for homemade dog shampoo, Aloe vera-based conditioner, distilled water, wheat germs, essential oils (preferably scentless), spray bottle, and of course, a dog comb.
Next, prepare your dog for a healthy bath. Keep him engaged and happy, so as to ensure that the whole process goes by with ease. Meanwhile, keep the distilled water (8 ounces) in the microwave for 30 seconds to make it lukewarm.
Take a big spray bottle and add same amount of the conditioner (8 ounces in this case) in the bottle. Here, if you don't get Aloe vera conditioner, you could mix Aloe vera gel with a commercial dog conditioner and use the same. Now, add the distilled water and mix well.
Next, take 3 tablespoons of wheat germ and add to the above mixture. Along with it, add few drops of essential oil and once again shake the whole mixture vigorously, so that all the ingredients are mixed evenly.
Take the comb suitable for your dog's fur in one hand and larger mats in other. Spray the mixture and comb simultaneously. Keep on doing this, so as to detangle the entire fur coat. Once done, again spray the detangler mixture all over the body and give your pet a nice bath. Use water to wash off the traces of shampoo and conditioner.
Never use the shampoo that you use for yourself. It is more likely to harm your pet. Always use good quality dog products and I can vouch that the whole process would be more of fun!