How to Use Rolled Oats as a Dog Shampoo

You can easily grind oatmeal into powder in a blender, food processor or coffee grinder.
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Rolled oats, or oatmeal, provide relief from itchy skin, dryness and dandruff in both humans and pets. While you can purchase a commercially made oatmeal shampoo for dogs, you probably have the products on hand in your kitchen to make your own natural, money-saving formula.

Step 1

Place 1 cup of rolled oats into the blender; grind the oats down into a flour-like powder, scraping the sides with a rubber spatula as needed.

Step 2

Dump the oatmeal powder into the large bowl. Add 1 cup of baking soda and 4 cups of warm water, stirring the mixture with a large spoon. Break up any lumps, and continue mixing until the consistency is smooth.

Step 3

Wet your dog's fur down thoroughly before applying the rolled oats shampoo. Rub the mixture in and allow it to soak into his coat for five to 10 minutes.

Step 4

Rinse your dog off with clean, warm water. Run your hand through his fur as you do so to remove any shampoo that clings to him.

Step 5

Pat your dog dry with a clean towel, removing as much water from his fur as you can with the cloth before any remaining moisture in his coat air dries.

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