Apple Cider Vinegar in Dogs: Uses and Benefits

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There are numerous rumors about home remedies made with vinegar to cure various problems and diseases in dogs. But the truth is that almost all of these remedies are a false one, which can harm our dog more than help it.

Apple cider vinegar has beneficial properties for dogs, that is undeniable, but it can also be very harmful if not administered correctly. We will explain what are the uses that we must give to apple cider vinegar to obtain real benefits without exposing our dog.

Index of contents

  • 1 What type of vinegar do i need and how to use it on my dog?
  • 2 How to use apple cider vinegar to remove fleas and ticks from a dog
  • 3 Apple cider vinegar for our dog’s digestive system
  • 4 Other uses of apple cider vinegar

What type of vinegar do i need and how to use it on my dog?

In any shopping center we can find a multitude of containers of apple cider vinegar, although these are not the ones we should use with our dog. We should look for organic, 100% natural apple cider vinegar, also called raw apple cider vinegar.

Organic apple cider vinegar provides many more beneficial properties, than for example that we can find in a supermarket. So we definitely recommend going to a herbalist to buy it.

The way to use it is different in each case, depending on what is the problem of our dog, we must use more or less. There are so many uses that we can give it, that it is best to review them all to indicate the corresponding quantities to use, as an example.

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How to use apple cider vinegar to remove fleas and ticks from a dog

East home remedy to eliminate fleas It has been used for many years with good results, it is simply about mixing water and apple cider vinegar in equal parts and using it as a second soap during the dog’s bath.

We will put in a container a glass of water and one of apple cider vinegar, mixing it later. We will bathe our dog with total normality, wetting it, soaping it and rinsing it to remove the soap remains. Afterwards and with great care that it does not fall into your eyes, we will use the vinegar water that we had prepared, rubbing your entire body with it.

We must leave the formula to work for a couple of minutes and then rinse again to remove the traces of vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is an excellent repellent, it will prevent fleas and ticks from wanting to live on your dog and it will also prevent your puppy from smelling like “dog”, that intense smell that our furry people sometimes acquire.

Apple cider vinegar also has fungal properties, so it will prevent unwanted fungi from proliferating on our dog’s skin. And if that were not enough, it regulates the pH and nourishes the skin of our dog … we are all advantages.

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Be very careful if our dog has skin wounds or skin irritations like dermatitis In these cases we should never use vinegar, as it would burn the irritated areas or exposed wounds causing great pain. We must also be very careful with his eyes, we should never use apple cider vinegar on his head.

Apple cider vinegar for our dog’s digestive system

This type of vinegar also offers great benefits at intestinal levels, given its multiple medicinal properties and the presence of beneficial enzymes in it. Although we must be very careful because an excess of vinegar in your diet can cause damage.

The first thing we should know is that we should never give apple cider vinegar to our dog if it has an empty stomach, that is, it must always have eaten first. The way to give apple cider vinegar is by putting a small tablespoon (of the dessert) of apple cider vinegar in your drinker, the ratio is one small tablespoon per liter of water.

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If our dog weighs more than thirty kilos, we must double the dosage, so that it would be two small spoons per liter of water. In this way, apple cider vinegar will enter the body of our dog, promoting the following benefits.

  • Internal despair (preventive)
  • Elimination of harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract
  • Improvement of intestinal transit due to the proliferation of beneficial bacteria
  • Helps make better digestions
  • Improve dental health

We should not use apple cider vinegar more than two or three days a week, that is, it is not something that can be used every day because it would be harmful. Everything in its measure, an excess can lead to vomiting, diarrhea in the dog, etc…

Other uses of apple cider vinegar

There are those who recommend cleaning the ears of dogs with a solution of one part apple cider vinegar and four parts water, because according to some people this helps to eliminate infections.

From Dogsis.com NOT We recommend never using apple cider vinegar in our dog’s ears. Dogs can catch infections in their ears caused by bacteria, yeast, viral infections or even foreign objects inside.

Each of these possible options requires different care and medicines. It is impossible for us to know what type of infection it is, we must necessarily go to a vet to do tests and tell us what it is and what medication we should use.

Apple cider vinegar does not cure these infections, on the contrary, it could be very harmful to our dog, so we insist on not using apple cider vinegar in a dog’s ears. The infection could progress and result in otohematomas or even death.

Don’t play with your dog’s health, don’t experiment with it. We can guarantee that ear infections are not cured with apple cider vinegar so ignore urban legends.