Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits for Cats !
30 October, 2017
apple cider vinegar for cats

Most people know about the benefits of adding a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to their diet to improve digestion.  But, can Apple Cider Vinegar be effective on cats?  Apple Cider Vinegar has been known to have so many benefits for cats from aiding in urinary tract infections to prevention of fleas.

As always, before you make any change to your cat’s diet, you should consult your veterinarian.

Can Apple Cider Vinegar really help your cat’s Urinary Tract Infection?

Studies have shown that adding two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to one cup of water can improve a cat’s urinary tract infection to the point of being back to normal. The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar makes it hard for bacteria to flourish and thus relieve symptoms of an infection.

If your kitty won’t drink the mix, you can try to mix the apple cider vinegar in your kitty’s favorite wet food (about ¼ teaspoon twice a day).  If your kitty won’t eat the canned food, mix the vinegar with filtered water and use a syringe or eye dropper to squirt it into your cat’s mouth.

Once your cat is over a urinary tract infection, try to add at least ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to one cup of filtered water daily to keep the infection away.

Apple Cider Vinegar is a great way to repel fleas

Fleas and parasites do not like apple cider vinegar’s acidity. Applying a hearty apple cider vinegar mixture to your cat topically can kill fleas, mites, and ringworm. This mixture can also clean their skin thoroughly, removing allergens that cause acne and itching.  Make sure the solution is diluted as it can be abrasive to a cat’s tender skin.  A cotton ball can be dipped into the solution and applied to the back of the neck to repel fleas or treat infection as well.

To use apple cider vinegar in a spray, just add equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water to a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on your pet when you notice fleas, or before they go outside to discourage fleas at the outset. This mixture can also be used in your home if you notice fleas in your carpets or bedding, but be sure to always test on a small area first to see how the material will react.

Keep your cats’ ears clean with apple cider vinegar (which can help prevent infection)

Mix one part of apple cider vinegar to two parts of water (such as half a cup of apple cider vinegar and one cup of water) for a homemade ear infection remedy. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and wipe the inside of the cat’s ears, as this will help remove any debris and brown discharge.

There are so many benefits of Apple Cider vinegar. If your cat won’t drink it, you can certainly try it as a topical solution.  And, the good news is that even if apple cider vinegar doesn’t help your cat, there are very few, if any,  side effects.

How about Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs?  Read the benefits!

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