Apple Cider Vinegar Helps Dogs’ Allergies, Joints and More!
30 November, 2016

We are always looking for healthy ways to help our dogs thrive.  Even as we give our dogs healthy food and make sure they get plenty of exercise, ailments still do occur.  Dry skin, joint issues and allergies are very common just to name a few.  Well, Apple Cider vinegar has been known to help most of these issues and more!

What makes Apple Cider vinegar so healthy?

Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fermented apple cider and has many healthy effects in our dogs. It can be taken as an additional supplement for your pups or simply as a remedy for different types of ailments. Apple Cider Vinegar can be taken orally, applied topically, or both. Apple Cider Vinegar is healthy due to its acidity and the nutrients it contains including: Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E; Potassium, Calcium, amino acids and beneficial enzymes.

Apple Cider Vinegar can help to boost a dog’s immune system

Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural detoxifier and boosts your dog’s immune system’s ability to fight off regular infections. It has been proven to improve a dog’s skin condition and resilience, repelling pests and stopping fungus. The positive enzymes help with digestion and the sweet smell is supposed to aid in appetite stimulation.   It can also help with any digestive issue.

Apple Cider Vinegar can help a dog’s joints

Apple Cider Vinegar that is given on a daily basis helps a dog with achy joints or arthritis by breaking down calcium deposits.  The potassium in Apple Cider Vinegar keeps your dog’s nails healthy and strong and teeth white in dogs of all ages. In winter, apple cider vinegar is especially important because it helps dogs keep their inner temperature up and cures runny eyes, noses and itchy ears.

Treat dog bruises, itchy skin, rashes or hot spots with Apple Cider Vinegar.

As a topical remedy, Apple Cider Vinegar can be applied to sores, hot spots or calluses. Depending on the thickness and sensitivity of the sore or irritated skin area, it can be combined with equal part water and vinegar, put in a spray bottle and spayed on. For ear cleanliness or itchiness, a few drops weekly can be put right into the ear to stop the growth of mites, fungus or bacteria.

Apple Cider Vinegar has been known to help with fleas

If your dog is prone to fleas, Apple Cider Vinegar can repel all kinds of bugs and fungi due to the high concentration of potassium and natural baseline acidity.  If your dog already has fleas, it can be used on the pup after a shampoo. The fleas will wash off with a good scrub and shampoo for dogs.

Start slowly with apple cider vinegar and add daily to your dog’s diet

To start apple cider vinegar in your dog’s diet, use a teaspoon for every fifteen pounds in your dog’s drinking water or food. Start slowly and add small amounts until you are up to the dose that is right for your dog’s weight. If your dog doesn’t like the smell, you can mix it with honey or something you know your dog will like.  As always, talk to your veterinarian before making any changes to your dog’s diet.

And if you’re wondering if Apple Cider Vinegar can help cats, read this article : Apple Cider Vinegar for Cats!

4 thoughts on “Apple Cider Vinegar Helps Dogs’ Allergies, Joints and More!”

  1. Can a difference in allergies and joints really be made with such a small amount per day? Are there any known side affects? Every time I ask my vet about natural remedies she says they really don’t work.

  2. Yes – it works amazingly well! But you have to buy the right kind otherwise it is useless. Bragg’s organic is the best brand because of the quality and that it has the “mother” of vinegar in it. Yes start slowly and if your dogs or cats won’t drink their water w/it in their bowls as mine won’t either, put 1ML in a plastic during from the Vet’s office and during it in to their mouths. You can dilute it w/ water too by mixing 3 parts water and 1 part ACV in a bowl and string it up. Give this 3x a day. Not only does it clear up the issues listed in this article but way more: it lowers BP, lowers insulin levels, its an anti inflammatory and anti fungal. It shrinks and dissolves bladder and kidney stones and it improves vision due to cataracts. Some of the literature at Bragg’s claims that their ACV will shrink tumors in people and pets overtime. I highly recommend it and yes, start very conservatively w/ it so your pet can adjust to it systemically. The taste is kind of hard to swallow so diluting it in water is fine for both pets and humans. The closest thing it can be compared to is coconut oil for all its healthy properties. Except coconut oil can be dangerous to pets due to the high fat content which can cause pancreatitis in some dogs. ACV will heal the pancreas overtime reducing insulin levels. It also helps the gall bladder function more optimally. Love this stuff – try and use it every so single day!!

  3. Where it says “during” above, it should say “syringe” it up! Not sure why my tablet insists on changing my words!! Kinda frustrating… 🙁

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