Every dog has his day and, for some, that means a spa day!
Here are a few fun and easy recipes to pamper your dog without breaking the bank:
Puppy paws can go through a lot of wear and tear throughout the year. With sweltering hot summers and freezing winters, their paws should be moisturized and cared for just like our hands and feet. Here is a simple paw conditioner recipe to keep your pups running happy and free:
You will need:
- A small sauce pan or dip crock pot
- A container to hold the paw conditioner in
- 1/2 cup of Olive oil
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil
- 2 cups of Beeswax
Warm two tablespoons of olive oil and two tablespoons of coconut oil in the pan or crockpot. Be sure they do not begin to boil or bubble. They should be warm, not hot. When warm, add beeswax to the mixture until everything is a smooth, liquid consistency. Then, place the conditioner into a container with a tight lid. Allow the conditioner to sit and harden over night and use on your pet’s paws as needed.
We do not suggest using any scents or essential oils in the paw conditioner. Dogs and pets, in general, are very sensitive to smell and it may cause them discomfort if the scent is too strong. For now, stick to a simple recipe and work up from there.
Lavender and Oatmeal Bath Soak
- 2 cups of oatmeal
- 2 cups of baking soda
- ½ cup of lavender flowers (dried)
Blend the mixture in a coffee grinder or blender and then store in a cool, dry place. When you want to use it the soak, put one tablespoon of the mix into warm bath water. Add more if desired. Then, let your pup soak in the mixture for ten to 15 minutes. Afterwards, rinse, shampoo, and rinse regularly. This will help moisturize their skin and keep them comfortable in the winter.
All Natural Dog Shampoo
- 1 cup of Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap (almond and lavender are top sellers!)
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- ¼ cup of white distilled vinegar
Mix ingredients together and store in a cool, dark place, like under the sink. Then, use as needed.
Doggie Breath Mints
- 1 large carton of unsweetened, plain Greek yogurt (about six to eight ounces)
- 1 teaspoon of Mint
- 3 teaspoons of Parsley
Mix all ingredients together and freeze in an ice tray. Keep in the fridge and give to your pup as is.