Homemade Flea & Tick Shampoo

Flea & Tick Shampoo

A deep cleansing shampoo, this homemade dog shampoo recipe uses the staple in many homes; Dawn detergent.

This is also a good flea shampoo – Dawn is renowned for killing those pesky fleas.


  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup hemp seed oil
  • 1 cup dawn

Mix well and lather up on Fido. Leave to soak in for 5-10 minutes; this gives the detergent time to act on those fleas. Rinse well and repeat.

Ensure you have fully rinsed this shampoo off Fido’s coat as you don’t want him inadvertently ingesting the remaining detergent on his fur!

It is not advised to use detergent (i.e. dawn) on your pet regularly as it dries their skin out. Also, avoid using if you are concerned your pet has a skin infection. Seek veterinarian advice if you are concerned about your pet’s skin or whether he has a flea infestation.

As always, before using any homemade pet shampoo on your faithful friend, apply to a small area and watch for any reactions; reddening of the skin, itching etc… Remove immediately if you do.