Posted by Marri (Surrey, UK) on 12/08/2008
My bitch refuses to drink water with the ACV in it. She is a white dog and has a foreign object in one of her tear ducts. (Only one eye is affected.) Two vets, one ophthalmologist, and one ENT later, the object is still there, and still causing tears and staining. My only hope at the moment is to change the PH balance of the tears to reduce the bacteria, and I can clear the staining. ACV should do that, but as mentioned she won't drink the water.
So, ACV tablets are the next step. But how much of a dose to give? And does it matter if there are other additives to the tablets.?
As far as I can tell the two options are ACV or antacid tablets which contain calcium carbonate. Since I plan on breeding her in about 7 months I don't want to go that route.
Any advice or help, please?
EC: Some of the feedback on the apple cider vinegar for cats page might be helpful. Some readers have been applying diluted acv to the back of the neck with phenomenal results.