Posted by Ann (Gloucester, NJ) on 02/05/2009
[NAY] Apple Cider Vinegar for Pets: I think that it is absolutely crazy, not to mention cruel what some lengths people will go to to supposedly help our Earth! Now, don't get me wrong, I am definitely supportive of going green, using less, using non-toxic stuff, of course I am, I love my Earth, too!! But, I do not advocate doing this and that to my dog or cat! I think whatever makes them uncomfortable, uneasy, afraid, anything like that, anything that they do not like or make a fuss about, is definitley 100% cruelty! That is essentially the meaning of cruelty! Just like those idiots that walk around using their poor little dogs as purses, CRUELTY! Pushing stuff onto a dog or a cat that they clearly do not want or like! Making them drink something, vinegar, at that! Giving them this, that and the next in thing that people think will work, making them eat some crazy human herb, or whatever, putting all kinds of stuff in their food and into their systems! Do not force a dog or a cat to do anything that they are not going to like! It is just not right! They don't need all that crap, I agree, but they really also do not need a bunch of "healthy" stuff, intended for humans, first off, and whatever the health and green rage is at the moment, just give them the basics of what they DO NEED! Good food, yes, good grooming, yes, I do agree with all of that, but for fleas, NO! Just give them exactly what we all KNOW WORKS, FLEA MEDICATION FROM A VETERINARIAN!! YES, CHEMICAL, BUT IT IS BETTER FOR YOUR PET, BETTER THAN MAKING THEM INGEST ALL SORTS OF FADS THAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH!! I'm positively, 100% absolutely sure that all vets will agree with me! The definite, good answer for fleas, over the maybe, try, I think so method of trying to get rid of fleas! I rather just help my dogs flea problem, quickly and effectively than have him suffer until I find a trend that works! None of that stuff will work for the long, long run like the flea medications do that you get from the vet, sure you have to apply once a month, but there is not one single sign of any fleas, ever, once you use it for the very first time, fleas still linger, especially in your home, with the "natural" stuff! A flea medicated dog or cat will kill all the fleas on whatever comes into contact with him! So, you are actually helping more than just yourself and more than just your pet! Now I think that is great and green!
That is just how I feel! I love Mother Earth, I love my dog, and I love my cat!
Go Green! Stop Animal Cruelty!