Apple Cider Vinegar Keeps the Vet Away

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By: Erin Mumby 

You might be familiar with the health properties of apple cider vinegar for humans. Did you know that it can be used as a non-toxic all natural tool for dogs as well? Vinegar can be used for alleviating a myriad of symptoms in your pooch. You should be using organic, raw apple cider vinegar. Simply dilute the apple cider vinegar with water before giving it to your pet.

      Apple cider vinegar can help relieve itchy skin. Your dog can have itchy skin and rashes from yeast or maybe even poison ivy. Make a 50/50 solution of water and apple cider vinegar. Pour it into a spray bottle and directly spray the itchy areas on your dog. If you’re worried about yeast, you can pour a little apple cider vinegar into your dog’s food or water.

     You can also make a natural ear cleaner for you dog with apple cider vinegar. Use purified water and apple cider vinegar to prevent ear infection. Clean their dirty ears with cotton balls dipped in the solution. Clean ears until the cotton ball comes out clean.

     Our pets love to run around in the great outdoors, especially during the nice summer months. Fleas and ticks can find a home with our pets. Apple cider vinegar is the perfect ingredient for flea and tick repellant. Before your pup goes out to play, spray him or her with the 50/50 solution of water and apple cider vinegar. The acidity in apple cider vinegar repels the fleas and ticks.

     If your dog already has bites, make him a body rinse with green tea and apple cider vinegar. You don’t need harsh chemicals to treat your dogs bites. You will need 1 cup of distilled water, a half cup of apple cider vinegar, and a half cup of brewed green tea. After bathing your pet, use this solution to massage your dog. Rinse well and pat dry. This will give your pet some much needed relief. You can also spot treat your dog with this solution for maximum relief.

    A lot of dogs have discharge from their eyes. If it’s clear and watery, your dog could have a cold. This will usually be accompanied by coughs with a liquid sound and a runny nose. Your dog could use some apple cider vinegar in his or her food. A 50 lb .dog needs no more than one teaspoon twice a day in its food. Their eyes should clear right up. Ultimately, apple cider vinegar is the perfect natural remedy for dogs and humans alike!