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The magical benefits of apple cider vinegar for health are well-known. Apple cider vinegar has so many uses, from internal consumption to boost immunity to external applications to treat infections, that it is difficult to enumerate them all.Naturally the question arises whether apple cider vinegar is good for dogs too. A number of people have been trying to experiment and find out if apple cider vinegar can help dogs deal with issues such pruritus. Results show that apple cider vinegar does actually help in checking itching and infections. Although the effects may not be fast, using apple cider vinegar is definitely an ideal solution for people looking for an easily available option and makes an excellent option to use alongside medical options.How it works:
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most hated enemies by pests and insets. Just like a diluted apple cider vinegar can drive away insects and lice; it also helps in keeping ticks and fleas away from dogs. Apple cider vinegar, with its strong odor and composition makes the environment too hostile for pests to survive in.Besides, apple cider vinegar also helps in checking the spread of fungal infections as well.How to use apple cider vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar should be diluted in water before use in equal quantities. Spray this mixture on your dog’s coat. Regularly doing this will not only discourage the fleas and ticks from thriving off your dog, but also help in keeping them away from your dog’s body.You can also consider giving your dog bath with water that has been mixed with a little bit of apple cider vinegar. However, be careful to not let this water get into sensitive areas like the eye as it may irritate your pet. Besides, the water ca also sting when it comes in contact with open wounds.Can my dog drink apple cider vinegar water?
After consultation with your vet or an expert, yes. This is especially helpful if your dog’s itching is caused by yeast infections. Orally ingesting apple cider vinegar however can have problems related to the digestive tract. Apple cider is an acid that may not really harm our internal organs, but its effects on a dog’s organs have not yet been fully discovered.That said, you can still try mixing very small quantities of apple cider in your dog’s water to cure yeast infections. Getting your dog to drink the water may be a challenge as apple cider vinegar has a very obvious taste. Try getting your dog used to this by introducing your dog to this, little by little.The best thing to do in cases of pruritus would still be to use a specially formulated
medication. Apple cider water should only be used as an alternative to actual medicines, which will have the right components to cure the problem.