If you own a dog, you probably already know that feeding, grooming, and caring for your favorite canine can get rather expensive! Typically, the larger the dog the greater the expense. Did you know that you can save money by completing some pet care tasks by yourself? It’s true! You can teach yourself to groom your dog to save money on dog grooming. You can even make your own dog shampoo that is safe for your dog and affordable for you! Check out our DIY dog grooming table how-to and our other DIY pet grooming tips.
Are you wondering how to make a pet grooming table? There are several inexpensive ways to make one! For example, you can use a small, sturdy table as a cheap dog grooming table. You may need to add a rubber mat to the top of the table so your dog does not slide around. However, you will need to make or purchase a grooming arm to clip onto your dog’s collar. The grooming arm helps keep your dog safely on the grooming table.
Another option is to create a DIY dog grooming table. To do this, you will need approximately 8 2X4’s cut to the most ideal height for you and your dog. You will also need 2 full sized 2X4’s and 2 sheets of plywood cut to whatever size you want them to be. You will also need a rubber mat and staples or a strong glue. For more information on how to assemble your DIY dog grooming table, check out the YouTube video below.
Did you know you can make do it yourself dog wash? You can and it will probably save you money! Just shred 4 tablespoons of unscented castile soap with a grater (you could also opt to use 3 tablespoons of the liquid unscented version of castile soap). Next, add 4 cups of hot water to the soap. Mix everything together with a spoon until the solids have dissolved. Then, add 1 cup of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Pour the mixture into a bottle to store it. Shake it together before each use.