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DIY Flea Shampoo for Puppies

Golden retriever puppies in a metal wash tub

It is very common for dogs and puppies to get fleas. When a mama dog has fleas, she can pass them to her babies, making for a very itchy situation. The important questions here are what do you do to get rid of the fleas, and what is a safe treatment for puppies that you can do at home? Here is a recipe for DIY flea shampoo for puppies, and ideas for other ways to get rid of fleas when your puppies is too young for a bath.

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Homemade Puppy Shampoo for Fleas and Greasy Hair

Black Lab puppy getting a bath in a wading pool

There is nothing worse than fleas. And although we might want to resort to extreme actions like shaving the pup bald, there are better and more effective ways to rid your pup of fleas. And best of all, I’m sure that you have two of the three ingredients in your own kitchen

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Homemade Puppy Shampoo for Fleas and Greasy Hair

Black Lab puppy getting a bath in a wading pool


  • One quart of water
  • One cup of white vinegar
  • One cup of Dawn Dish Soap. (Dawn kills the fleas where others do not and is safe enough for your pup. Since it works great on dishes to remove grease, it will also remove your pup’s grease.)


  1. Prepare a nice warm bath for your pup.
  2. Place pup in it. (Use a soothing voice and praise him/her for being a good dog.)
  3. Try to keep your pup in the warm water for at least five minutes. (It is important to make sure that you drown the fleas and not the pup, right?) 
  4. Use the mixture to lather up the dog.
  5. Be careful NOT to get the mixture in your pups eyes.


According to WikiHow, and Smart School House, this should do the trick. 

How Do You Make Homemade Dry Dog Shampoo? Click here to learn more.

Other Ways to Get Rid of Fleas on a Puppy

Sometimes you need to get rid of the fleas now and don’t have all of the ingredients to make a homemade shampoo. Here are some other idea for getting rid of fleas on a puppy.

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