Apple Cider Vinegar for Ear Infections in Dogs

58 User Reviews

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Posted by Cheryl (Ottawa, Canada) on 08/27/2008
5 out of 5 stars

So the ACV seems to be working already. I have administered 2 doses so far. The barking has stopped! Acv is definitely my Cure-All, I've even added it to my cats' water just to clean their systems. Couldn't hurt!

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Replied by Peggy
(Hillsboro, Missouri)
09/28/2008

Regarding ACV to treat ear infections in dogs, how long do you treat? I see to use 2/H20 to 1/ACV once daily, but for how long? I am anxious to try this!


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Posted by Cheryl (Ottawa, Canada) on 08/26/2008

So this is my second time trying ACV for our Old English Sheepdog pup. (the first for a UTI) She's been barking at us for unknown reasons & we were all getting frustrated. While grooming her I thought I should clean her ears. Her left had quite a bit of dark wax. After reading this sites' advice I have now given her a treatment of ACV & water directly into her ear canals then wiped with a soft facecloth. I'll let you know how it works.


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Posted by Stella (C, OH) on 05/05/2008
5 out of 5 stars

My dog started shaking his head and scratching at his ear. Last year and the same time of year he was doing this and I took him to the vet who gave him ear drops. So when he started doing it again this year, I looked in his ear and it wasn't red or anything and it was the very beginning stages of what ever was going on with him so I looked on earthclinic under pet ear infection and figured that before I take him to the vet I will give it one or two days trying the ACV/water solution in his ear. I did the ACV 3x in two days and then I went to the pet store and bought Halo brand Herbal Ear Wash. (I was all prepared to take him to the vet if I had to) anyway, I first used the ear wash on myself to make sure it didn't burn then I used it on my dog and the first 2x it seemed like his issue was getting worse but I continued to use it another night and Wa..La -- no more ear issue. I will however continue to use it for the full 14 days and then use it as maintenance prevention. I don't know from experience how well the Herbal wash works for ear mites but I have done some research that suggests people using it for ear mites I also saw it on sale at http://www.swansonvitamins.com

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Posted by Harry (Montreal, Canada) on 03/27/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar. IT REALLY WORKS!!! Thanks to all who have posted about using ACV for curing dog ear infection. I used 2 parts water to 1 part ACV as per some post, mixed in squeeze bottle, and applied once a day. This is day four, and my pooch has started to stop shaking her head or scratch her ears. I know its working because there is no longer any rancid smell coming out from her ears. Love this natural way of healing, instead of the chemiacl soup I have tried.


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Posted by Marie (Walnut Creek, California) on 02/21/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I wasn't sure if it would work, but I had already spent $165 over 3 months on medications from my vet to cure my dog's itchy ear problems. Nothing seemed to work and his ears kept getting worse. He kept scratching them open until they bled. I used 1 part ACV to 2 parts water applied daily, and within 4 days his ears were all healed. Amazing results!


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Posted by Kathleen (San Antonio, Tx.) on 02/06/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar is wonderful to clean out my German Shepherd's ears, when his ears are bothering him. He will shake his head, and I just put an apple cider and water solution on a cotton ball, and clean out his ears, and in ten minutes he stops fussing and lays down and finally can rest. My husband takes white vinegar and soaks his feet in it, and no more athelets foot! It is wonderful for killing any kind of fungus or bacterial infections. Thanks so much for the advice!

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Posted by La Verne (Hampton Roads, Virginia) on 01/10/2008

Dear Users of the Earth Clinic website, I have been reading your comments and I have been truly amazed at the information on this site. I have a 6 year old German Shepherd. Chronic ear infections. I have been going to the vet on a Teacher's salary and it has taken me straight to the poor house. With your comments and remedies about ACV and other home rememdies... I feel like I have gone to church and been Saved!!! I will definately try these rememdies. Last summer my dogs' ear infection had gotten so out of control that I seriously thought about having my 102 pound girl put down. She was in such misery and turmoil. So was I , not getting any sleep for all the scratching and digging, whining and crying... it was Awful. Thanks to you readers of Earth Clinic I have new hope! Please keep sending your comments and suggestions for pet remedies. You have definately helped me out!!! Thank-You Thank-You!

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Replied by Dawn
(South Barrington, Il)
12/01/2009

My Maltese has recently gone completely deaf from an ear infection. I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar but I don't think the ear canal is open enough to receive the medication. Has anyone found a way to open up the ear canal or reduce swelling? I'm considering giving her benadryl to see if it's allergy related.

By the way, I use ACV all the time with my German Shephard/Doberman Mix to cure Urinary Tract Infections. I give her one tablespoons twice a day (she weights 110lbs) for a few days. It is usually gone soon after the first treatment. By the way, I do this for myself and it cures my UTI's too. You gotta love ACV

Replied by Babs
(St Loius, Mo)
04/12/2012

U. can use tucks pads or buy liquid witch hazel. It will take down the swelling. Then u can put the medication on a piece of cloth or cotton ball and use it as a wick to get it into the ear. Just make sure it's long enough for u to retrieve it when needed.


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Posted by Tricia (Hamilton, On, canada) on 01/05/2008
5 out of 5 stars

A couple of weeks ago I responded re ACV remedy, I was very pleased with the results. I am sending my comments again because when I think of the money I spent at the vet which did not cure the cats ear infection and this simple solution of ACV worked so well. Its a wonderful solution, our cat seems to be completely healed, no more scratching what so ever.


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Posted by Tricia (Hamilton, On, Canada) on 12/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have a seven year old indoor siamese, have been having trouble with his ears getting dirty for the last year and a half, vet has treated him with clavamox and prednisone and even though the scratching stops it returns as soon as the meds are finishedl. I recently read the article re apple cider vinegar and the dirt in his ears is basically almost gone and the scratching has stopped, obviously this method is working but I still do not know what is causing the dirt. The vet said it was an infection and the clavamox would cure it but it did not. I have to say I am extremely impressed with the acv remedy. Hopefully in time this will cure him completely.

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Posted by April (Las Vegas, NV) on 11/13/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have a Shitzu (sorry for the spelling) who is constantly getting ear infectoins, I have had to pay twice for surgical cleaning of her ears, and a number of times for meds "clear" her ears I just recently stared using ACV and I am truly amazed at the results. Today is day 4 for ACV and her ears are almost clear again!! She also had one paw that she is constantly chewing I put a 50/50 mixture on her paw and she has cut back on her chewing considerably!! This stuff really works!

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Posted by DogMA (Salem, MA) on 10/24/2007
1 out of 5 stars

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Hi, My Bernese Mt. Dog has had chronic ear infections for most of her life. (she's 6 years old) I've tried everything that the vet's recommended, including prednisone. Nothing works. I just tried the vinegar/water mixture, and she seems to be very irritated, rubbing her ears, shaking her head. Is this normal, and should I continue to try it again? Help!

Replied by Aandrea
(Ithaca, NY)
05/29/2008

Your dog may be sensitive to the mix. I talked to my vet and she said that can be the case with some dogs. Her dog in fact has it bother him sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. I wouldn't worry too much.

Replied by Leanne
(Rolla, Missouri)
05/29/2008

In regards to the ACV for yeast infections. My dog has a sensitivity to this also but I put in a tablespoon or so of aloe vera gel (natural) and shake it well. This helps tremendously.

Replied by Terese
(Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
06/02/2008
5 out of 5 stars

My dog has to be held down and then I put the mixture in his ears. He shakes, rubs his ears, rubs them all over the floor, rolls around on the floor, etc. Google Jim Zim family cocker website. He has the ear infection remedy on there. Do it exactly as he says. My dog used to get infections all of the time... no more.

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Posted by Debra (Morganton, North Carolina) on 09/21/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Mandy and I just moved into an area where pets are allowed, which in itself is a rarity. Fleas are an issue. Mandy is my only (baby) still at home and she's a 14 yr old schnauzer. She depends on me for everything as it should be. I depend on her for "lovin' and cuddlin'" and she's very good at it. Anyway, I've only recently discovered (lemon) flea killer, however, after using this half and half mixture leaves me to wonder. Did I do this right because this smell is almost unbareable it really smells like wet dirty dog, but not on Mandy only where she's been ie under coffee table, her bed' etc... Can anyone tell me how I messed this up because I don't see how??

Also, I have used the vinegar solution (one (1) part vinegar to two (2) part water) for a yeast build-up in Mandys ears and as of this day I'll swear by how well it works three (3) or four (4) days in a row then weekly treatment, amazing, and no vet bill nor chemicals which is a bonus for us as well as the world. THUMBS UP!!!


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Posted by Lynn (Wallingford , CT) on 03/06/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I was seeking a natural alternative to cure my dog's ear problems, I have used ACV for many things and even drink it daily with warm water and honey, I never thought to use it for my dog. I read some of the comments on treating your dog's ear infection and several of the answers said to try ACV. It really works, I now clean my dog's ears regulary with ACV and water. Regular ACV does not contain the same healing properties as due to the heavy processing. Thanks.


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Posted by Glenda (Coos Bay, OR) on 11/27/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vineger cured lower back pain, acid reflux, haven't had a migraine in awhile either... I also use it in my dogs' water each day. 1 teaspoon per 15 llbs of dog. I also use it as an ear wash for my little pekingese and it has helped her with an ear problem. My big Chow Chow has discoid lupus and was losing all the black on his nose and it started to affect his eyelids. Since I've been using ACV in his water and applying emu oil to his nose, it actually looks like it's getting better and the black is crawling back up! Double Yayyyyy!

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Replied by Eileen
(Sumter, South Carolina)
08/06/2011

Glenda, Just wondering if your Chow has improved with the discoid lupus. My Doberman has it and it has affected her lips, nose, and eyes. I started her on ACV yesterday. Please reply. Thanks


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Posted by Jennifer (South Africa) on 08/24/2006
5 out of 5 stars

My tomcat was in a fight and got his ear badly scratched. It started smelling really bad as the puss formed, and the whole scratch was filled with yellow puss. He was in a lot of pain. So to clean the ear i put very warm water in a small bowl and added quite a bit of apple cider vinegar. Then i dunked tissue paper into the water & apple cider mix and squeezed it out into his ear (i had to get another dry tissue to hold into his ear-drum so the water wouldn't run further into his ear and upset him). It cleaned it out very quickly, after a few hours the crust had gone and the puss was dispelling. I repeated this in the morning, and he actually seemed to enjoy the warmth of the water on his painful ear, so he never even flinched when i came close with the apple-cider water. it's worked for him ! It's easy on the skin, not harsh like other medication / antibiotics would be.

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Replied by Rebekah
(Jax, Fl)
10/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I used a diluted solution of water and ACV and dropped it into my dog's ears. I've had to do this occasionally for the last few years (maybe 3 times a yr.). It works every single time like a miracle. Even though I know it works, it amazes me each time. Thanks!



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