Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acid Reflux
- Apple Cider Vinegar Dosages
- Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
- Black Skin
- Bladder Infection
- Dull Coat Issues
- Ear and Eye Infections
- General Feedback
- Multiple Cures
- Nursing Dogs
- Tear Stains
- Urinary Issues
- Where to Buy
[YEA] 07/14/2012: Linda from Hillsborough, Nc: "After reading all the feed back on here about Apple cider vinegar, I figured I would try it over the weekend before bringing my 15 year old dog to the vet on Monday. I went to the health food store and bought a bottle of..."
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02/07/2011: Diane In Louisiana from New Orleans, La: "I have a 13 year old Rhodesian. He had enlarged prostate and not neutered and had trouble urinating. Vet said he had to be neutered to shrink prostate. This was done however it's been a few months and every week or two he has to get a catheter to urinate. He is on permanent antibiotics Clavamox 375 mg. and bethanechol 3 x a day. I also give him ACV 2 tsp 2x a day. He still has problems due to a stretched bladder. I am wondering am I doing harm by giving ACV with the antibiotics since he is not improving how long he goes between having catheter."
09/14/2010: Teri A. from Palm Harbor, Fl, Usa: "Hi everyone, thanks for all of your great posts on ACV. I ran out and picked some up. Put it in the food and drinking water. I plan to put some on the nape of the neck like flea medicine to see what happens! My Boo gets infections in his mouth, will ACV help clear it up? So tired of the steroid injections and antibiotics! Please help! "
[QUESTION] 10/23/2009: Heidi from Teeswater, Ontario Canada: "Please can someone tell me if it is organic Apple Cider Viniger or the plain ACV for my black lab of 7 years?"
EC: Many people on this site report getting the best results with organic ACV!
[YEA] 10/29/2009: Megan from Warner Robins, Ga replies: "For my 2 large dogs (over 50 & 100lb) the regular over the counter ACV worked for us. I had a bad flea infestation in the house and on both dogs. I was about ready to break down and fork over the boko bucks for frontline flea treatment--or get rid of the dogs. Fogging the house and generic flea treatments/baths was not working or I wasn't doing it enough. I found ACV for myself (the generic grocery store brand works for me as well) and was excited to read it could help with my flea problem as well. I gradually worked them up to a tablespoon a day the first week. I also sprayed them with a diluted mix of something like 1/4 cup in a large spray bottle full of water. I even think that is a bit much. I did bomb the house maybe 2 weeks before I started ACV for the dogs. It took about another 2 weeks for the fleas to clear up in the house, so a total of a month since the bombing. I have not been able to find a single flea on the dogs. I am excited to be flea free and for next to nothing. The last few days I maybe give the dogs the ACV every other day and spray about every other day. They are scratching at themselves less and seem overall to be much happier though they don't care much for the spray and love to roll around after to try and get it off--oh well....no fleas."
[YEA] 02/25/2009: Amanda from Austin, TX: "Thanks to all of you for the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment ideas. My 9 year old Lab has been in such pain and now he is so much better. Thank yall for taking the time to share."
[QUESTION] 04/15/2009: Sandy from Laconia, NH: "What are the exact measurements? I know this will sound ridiculous to most of you, but I keep seeing the mixture to be 1 part ACV, 2 parts Water. My question is, what are the exact measurements of each solution?"
EC: Not sure what you are trying to cure, so we're posting this on the ACV for dogs page! Please clarify...
04/27/2009: Linda from York County, Maine replies: "Sandy, I think the one part ACV could be one tablespoon (for example) and the two parts water would be two tablespoons; or 1/4 cup ACV and 1/2 cup of water. However much ACV you use, add twice the amount of water.....1/2 cup ACV to one cup water, etc. Or, think of it this way: if you have a total of one cup of liquid and divide it into thirds, you'd have 1/3 ACV and 2/3 water. Hope that makes sense - ACV is a wonderful thing!"
07/29/2009: Stacey from Calabasas, CA replies: "I want to have a supply of AVC and water solution on hand and ready when if I should need it for my two dogs. Can I buy the regular AVC, or should it be the organic AVC with the mother? Also, can I create a solution of this and store it in a cabinet, or does it need to be freshly mixed everytime I want to use it? I think my terrier mix stepped on something that stung his paw. I gave him a little Benadryl incase he had any allergies to the sting, but I also used AVC on it hoping that it would help, he didn't seem to like it as if it made it sting more? Does this sting the dog? He keeps licking his paw now and I am wondering what else I can do to help him heal. Any suggestion out there? - Thanks, Stacey"
09/20/2012: Peppasmom68 from Watauga, Tx replies: "I have a question do I wash it off after or just leave it?"
[YEA] 07/14/2012: Linda from Hillsborough, Nc: "After reading all the feed back on here about Apple cider vinegar, I figured I would try it over the weekend before bringing my 15 year old dog to the vet on Monday. I went to the health food store and bought a bottle of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar and I mixed 2 tablespoons in organic yogurt or wet food every 4 hours I also put it in the water bowl. To my amazement it was gone!! I also have another dog with itchy skin and I mixed some in a water spray bottle with water, sprayed him down and he's doing great!! Thank you all for all your feedback!!!"
02/02/2010: Kayla from San Francisco, Ca: "I am very happy with the Apple Cider Vinegar. My dog was recovering from a stroke, so I have been very critical with the food he eats. The stroke apparently derived from an ear infection and his equilibrium was affected by the stroke. His heads is slightly tilted. Anyways, instead of taking him to the vet to try to cure his ear infection, I took the liberty to do my own research. Taking him to the vet only to get a pharma drug was only going to beget another drug, and so on which eventually will lead to major problems. I didn't want a temporary cure, nor can I afford to keep throwing money away just to hear that he may have to be put to sleep or a major surgery to look into his brain which will cost me over $3,000 . Well, I found this site and tried apple cider vinegar and mix it with his food at 2 tablespoonfuls. He eats twice a day, so I add to his dish and he chomps it down. I also clean his ears with ACV, probably about 2 tablespoon 50/50 spring water to dilute for each ear. So I make this a habit to clean his ear twice a week and add ACV twice daily on his food 3-4 a week. My doggie is doing great!! No vet. His UTI is diminishing after 2 weeks of doing this, his hearing is improving, his disposition is way much better and I feel he's getting healed as I see plenty of improvement. His eyes are getting better too. My dog is 8 years old. I cannot stress how thankful I am to be educated about ACV. I now make this part of his daily or at least 2-3x a week habit to include ACV in his dish. Also, I forgot to mention, I give him plain yogurt twice a week and he luvs it! Thank you Earth Clinic!! :-)"
EC: Fantastic feedback, thank you!
10/13/2010: Julie from Columbus, Oh replies: "What is the portion size of plain yogurt to give my dog and how often? She suffers from yeast infections in her paws and ears."
02/21/2011: Merilynrb from Near Madison, Wi replies: "For my dogs I give about 1/3 cup, one dog is 100 lbs the other is a puppy and about 60 lb. My cats get about 1/2 Tbsp every night with mixed canned and dry food. They also all get Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tsp for each. The dogs get it for preventative and the cats because one has irritable bowel and they switch bowls often. The IBS kitty will eat the ACV first. All pets now lose much less fur and have shinier healthier coats."
[YEA] 10/05/2008: C.R. from Springfield, MO: "Im amazed! I found your website due to my border collie has... hotspots, yeast in ears and runny eyes.. I thought it was just me... Im glad to know im not the only one. I gave a bath, sprayed on the ACV and boom she is lying next to me finally no licking and biting. I'd say if your not a beliver try it!"
[YEA] 06/25/2007: Christy from Waxahachie, Tx: "I have a 12 year old dog named Shelby.She has suffered with hot spots and has lost quite a bit of her hair.I also have a 4 yr old named Madyson.The fleas at my house were taking over. Since trying the Apple Cider Vinegar, our lives have become better. No more fleas on my dogs or in my house. Shelby's hair has started to grow back. It has been fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful information. I have passed it on with hopes that many pets will live happy lives"
[WARNING!] 04/16/2009: Irene from Live Oak, Texas: "Possible bad reaction to ACV
I gave my bichon who had pups about a week and half ago ACV in her water. I noticed she started having accidents in the house which she has never done. She also started vomiting. One of her pups the smallest his tongue swelled and before we could get him to a vet he passed away. I truly believe he and she had a bad reaction to the ACV. I only put a few drops in her water. I am so devasted by the loss of this puppy. I wish I could of done something for him. I live with regret because I wonder if he suffered or was in pain. Anyway I would not recommmend giving the mommy any ACV while she is nursing.
I gave the mommy ACV because I read it would help.
[YEA] Ted from Bangkok , Thailand: "My dog was dying, perhaps from old age, he's about 12 years old. It refused to eat for 3 days and was dying. What I did was instead of using apple cider vinegar, I used ordinary vinegar about 2 tablespoon on the water and bathed the dog with pure vinegar. Within 2 hours, the dog defecated ... and was back to normal within 2-3 hours. I recommended my friend's dog who was dying from some kind of insecticide poisoning and recommended the same, the dog licked some vinegar and vomited, and was cured. So ordinary vinegar works just as well."
[YEA] Connie from Eugene, Oregon: "My friend's dog drank some bad water and she believed she needed to take both of her dogs to the vet which she could not afford, so I recomended she give them some ACV to drink and it helped them almost immediately."
[YEA] Anonymous : "I had a completely white bulldog with black spotted skin. He had dark tear stains running from his tear duct area down. I tried a few of the tear bleaching products sold for dogs but none worked (besides being expensive). I also tried some suggested home remedies (e.g. hydrogen peroxide, etc.) and those were not effective either. A vet told me the tear stains were caused by the acidity in the dogs system and if I neutralized his system, the stains would go away.
His suggestion was to put vinegar in the dogs drinking water! He suggested putting just a "tiny" bit of vinegar in the drinking water for a few days (I interpreted that as about 1/4 of a vinegar bottles cap full) and then increase the amount of vinegar added until I was adding about a teaspoon to the drinking water each day (I would estimate his drinking water bowl to contain about 5 cups of water.) Each time I changed or added water to his bowl, I also added the vinegar. Within a few weeks, the tear stains were gone for good!"
[YEA] 04/30/2009: bagofnuts from Metairie, LA: "My large 105 lb. rhodesian could not urinate or very little. Vet said it was his prostate. Suggested neutering however he is on prednisone every other day so surgery was delicate. Did tests and results were good for surgery. I researched this site and tried the ACV and honey (2tbls. each) 2X a day and wow, he was urinating within 5 hours. Continued this for months and then changed to 1 tbls 1X a day. He is still doing fine and no surgery.
Thanks...what a find. He probably had stones even though vet tested and found none."
[YEA] 05/06/2006: Carole from NJ: "I have an 11 lb. Chihuahua. His urine was always at a pH of 8 with crystals forming. I put him on a urinary acidifier tablet for a couple of years and it did not do anything. I tried 1/2 teaspoon of ACV once a day and in only one week his urine pH went down to 5!!! Even the doctor was amazed when I told her what I did."