Apple cider vinegar has been grown in popularity over the last years as an amazing product that offers many health benefits. Most of us are aware of its amazing value for humans, but do you know that it is also good for dogs? This might seems weird but this is the truth.
Dogs benefit from using apple cider vinegar in nearly every way people do, both topically and by drinking it. In this article, we compiled a list of 4 ways in which using cider vinegar can be used for your dog.
1. For Itchy Skin: To control itchy skin in pets, apple cider vinegar is very effective. Its acidic nature helps restore the pH level your pet’s skin, which is important for killing off pathogens and reducing the itchiness.
• Make a solution of 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 3 tablespoons of water.
• Put this solution in a spray bottle and apply directly onto itchy spots. Remember to avoid the eyes.
• Repeat a few times a week, depending on the severity of the itchiness.
2. Cures Ear Infection: Ear infections in dogs are very common. They can occur due to bacteria, fungi or ear mites. Apple cider vinegar’s antibacterial and antifungal properties can provide quick relief and healing.
• Make a solution of equal quantities of water and apple cider vinegar.
• Fill a bulb syringe with the solution.
• Gently put about 10 drops of the solution into your dog’s ear.
• Use cotton balls to clean out any “gunk” in your pet’s ears.
• Repeat once a day for a couple of days.
3. Repels Tick: Even the healthiest, cleanest dog may at some point face the pesky problem of playing host to one or both of these critters.
• Pour equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water into a spray bottle.
• Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients.
• Spray it on your pet’s body, then run a comb through the wet fur.
• Do it once daily or a few times a week, depending on the severity of the tick infestation. It will also help deter ticks and prevent an infestation.
4. Treats Flea Bites: Another benefit of apple cider vinegar is that you can use it to treat flea bites, which can cause itchiness as well as pain.
• Mix equal parts of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and water.
• Pour the contents into a spray bottle.
• Spray the solution on the affected areas on your pet’s body.
• Repeat a few times daily.