As dog parents, we want to maintain the good health of our fur babies in the best way possible without risks. Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV is nature's way to help manage weight, relieve joint pains and itchy skin for humans and dogs.
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Apple Cider Vinegar - Any brand that says "Raw", "Unpasteurized" or "with the Mother"
For internal use, please use these recommended standard measurements:
- 1 tsp for Small Dogs (up to 14 lbs)
- 2 tsps for Medium-size dogs (15 lbs to 34 lbs)
- 1 tbsp for Large-size dogs (35 lbs to 84 lbs)
You may add it to their food or water daily for easy consumption. Mix it with their wet foods or dilute it to more water to mask the taste.
Please DO NOT use the ACV solution if there are cuts or open wounds, because it will be very painful.
Be cautious and always supervise your dog in giving them the Apple Cider Vinegar solution whether topical or internal. Immediately stop using it if you see your dog is reacting badly.
Bacterias causes skin infections and itchiness. Apple Cider Vinegar has an antibacterial property that will reduce inflammation and balance the ph level of the skin to stop itching. Make a rinse of 1 tablespoon of ACV per 1 pint of water for your dogs after you bathe them every day.
The acidity of Apple Cider Vinegar will naturally make your dog's coat repellent to fleas and ticks.
Simply bathe your dog as normal and rinse it with a mixture of 1 tbsp of ACV per 1 pint of water.
The Apple Cider Vinegar has acids that act as an antibacterial property that will clear up ear infections. To use, mix a solution of water and ACV, 50:50 ratio that will make a 5ml of a spray bottle. Spray the solution on your dog's ears and wipe the side of the air with the cotton ball. Do it daily for one week.
ACV will soothe the irritation on paws that are infected by bacteria due to excessive licking and scratching.
Soak the paws of your pooch in two-part water to one part Apple Cider Vinegar bath for 5 minutes. Just pat dry the paws and do not rinse them.
Studies show that one of the acids of the Apple Cider Vinegar increases good gut bacteria and reduces gastrointestinal disease symptoms.
Having a morning drink with ACV will be good for their digestion.
To heal the hot spots or itchy sores due to skin infections or irritations, mix a ratio of 50:50 - Apple Cider Vinegar and water in a bowl. Dab it to the hot spot, do it daily until it's gone.
Dandruff is caused by dry skin or fungal issues on the skin. The antibacterial property of Apple Cider Vinegar will soothe the dry skin, fights infections and reduce itchiness and flaking. Just do the bathe rinse of a mixture of 1 tbsp of ACV and a pint of water after a shower.
Apple Cider Vinegar has antibacterial properties that kill infection and microbes which will boost your dog's immunity.
Just follow the recommended dosage for internal use above.
Apple Cider Vinegar has a low pH level and the antibacterial acid will keep your puppy's teeth clean and healthy. Just add the recommended dosage of ACV to your dog's food or water intake to fight tooth infections. 10. How Do You Treat Eczema on Dogs? Just like Dandruff, Apple Cider Vinegar can soothe and improve Eczema by diluting 1 tbsp of ACV per pint of water and using it for bathing rinse or as spray it on the affected area once a day. 11. What Home Remedy Can I give my Dog for Arthritis?
Apple Cider Vinegar is very effective in soothing inflammation like arthritis as many dog owners claims.
Simply use the recommended dosage above.
Get rid of the mites that cause Mange using Apple Cider Vinegar.
Many dog owners recommend rubbing the undiluted ACV on the mange-affected areas, while also adding it ACV to their food or water. Do not rinse after treatment.
After bathing, you can use Apple Cider Vinegar rinse to get rid of the strong odours embedded in your dog's coat.
Just mix the 1 tbsp of ACV per 1 pint of water and pour over your dog.
The acids in Apple Cider Vinegar are very effective in combating fungal infections.
For external use, mix the 50:50 solution of water and ACV to dab on the infected area. For internal use, follow the recommended dosage to add to your dog's food or water.
Apple Cider Vinegar has been studied to wipe out viruses like the flu virus.
Just follow the recommended dosage above to add to their diet.
The Acetic Acid found in Apple Cider Vinegar suppresses body fat accumulation when ingested daily.
ACV will help reduce weight by adding ACV to their food following the recommended dosage above.
Studies have shown that participants drinking Apple Cider Vinegar before meals have lessened glucose spikes and improved insulin sensitivity that regulates blood sugar levels. Simply follow the recommended dosage of ACV in mixing it on dog's water.
Dogs are also vulnerable to excess free radicals that can damage DNA and cause premature aging. Consuming the Apple Cider Vinegar as recommended above, will reduce the free radicals while increasing the levels of antioxidant enzymes which are great anti-aging properties.
Since Apple Cider Vinegar can improve the metabolism and reduce blood sugar spikes will ensure your dog has steady good levels of energy for the entire day.
Surprisingly, a study shows that dogs who are allergic to lentils, chicken and eggs resulted in fewer allergic reactions when their food have Apple Cider Vinegar.
If you think your dog is having food allergies, try adding the recommended ACV to their food as you try to figure out what food needs to be eliminated in their diet.