My dog seemed to have a UTI or bladder infection (frequent urination, blood in the urine, etc.) Of course, these symptoms show at the start of a major blizzard...4' of snow and no plow on our road for 3 days. Needless to say, we could not get to the vet. Desperate, I searched for home remedies and found this site. Used 1 teaspoon of organic ACV twice a day. NO more signs of blood after first day, less frequent urine after day 2, totally back to normal by day 3. Thank you!
Although most of these posts under the topic appear older, last night I followed the advice of many dog owners who have posted about the wonderful effects of ACV for dogs with a UTI. I adopted 3 year-old sister Aussiedoodles 4 months ago. One of them has a hooded vulva, which unfortunately puts her at risk for UTI's. She had her first UTI within 2 weeks of adoption. Vomiting, frequent and bloody urine, licking her private area constantly, and lethargy were her symptoms. She spent a day at the vet with a IV because she couldn't hold anything down. The bill was $300.
Last night she started running around nervously, had to urinate frequently, and threw up. Of course it's Saturday night and the vet is not open on Sunday. I came to this website and felt it was my best option until I could get her to the vet. My husband is a physician and felt that trialing the ACV + yogurt could not hurt her. I used 1 tbsp ACV to 2 tbsp of plain yogurt for both dogs, who lapped it up immediately. I anticipated being up with her to address frequent urination and vomiting all night. My dog slept the whole night and no more vomiting. She lapped up her morning dose of ACV + yogurt and her grain free dog food. She has perked up today and is wagging her tail. Although she is not 100%, she certainly is much better and appears to be on her way to being well again. I must say I am pleasantly shocked that she is doing so well 12 hours later. Thank you Earth Clinic, you may have saved me a serious vet bill!
My three yr old doxie mix had some blood in her urine. She's had bladder stones before that resulted in an expensive operation. Thinking it was either that (again) or a uti I started searching the internet for natural resources, because a expensive vet bill was just not in the card right now. I came upon this site, read many reviews, and started giving her ACV. WOW! In one day it was nearly cleared up. In two days, so far, I've seen no blood. Thank you all for the good advice!
I'm so glad I came upon your website. I have an almost 3 year old dog that had blood in her urine the other day. Although she didn't exhibit any other signs like straining, pain, etc. I knew I couldn't let this go. I can't afford to take her to the vet and ended up on the website. I tried 2 tablespoons of ACV mixed in boiled chicken and waited until she went on the pee pads. Not only was there no blood, she was comfortable urinating. Even though her urine is free of any blood, I'm going to continue with the ACV for a couple more days to be safe. Them goodness for your site, you probably saved me thousands of dollars I don't have. She would of had to be sedated prior to going as she is fear aggressive.
My 9 and a half year old golden retriever suddenly started weeing non stop - outside - crying and barking as he weed. - he was very unsettled indoors - crying and whining - I was v worried about him. - I knew that it was highly likely to be a UTI - he's had it once before and was treated with antibiotics. It was 7:30 in the evening - I came across this site and WOW - Apple cider vinegar worked amazing. - I used 2 heaped tablespoons of ACV and equal quantity of water pulled it up through a syringe and jetted it down his throat. (he would not eat it any other way) - I also gave him about 3 tablespoons of natural greek yogurt. Within 45 minutes he was not weeing constantly and settled. - He slept all through the night. I have given him the same dose this morn. He seems absolutely fine -however because its a bank holiday wknd - I have decided to take him to vet and get antibiotics as a standby.
Was wondering if there is anything out there for my 15 pound dog who has a uti I can't get rid of. I have been using ACV and it not working . I did take her to vet they did all the test and no stones just UTI. I hate to put her back on antibiotics. Trying Nature's Way Kidney & Bladder. How about D-Mannose - can you give that to dogs?
Sunday afternoon noticed my 5 month old Border Collie was having a problem peeing, very little at a time. She was pacing around with a wild look in her eye and at time displaying pain when trying to urinate. I know she is due for her first heat cycle, but never have had any pup or adult dog act this way (heat cycle or not).
Our vet would not be in until the next day at 9 am, so I searched and found this site. Read the reviews and decided to try it quickly.
Sierra is around 23 pounds, healthy and normal. I gave her a heaping tablespoon of ACV with two tablespoons of yogurt with some chicken that I have canned myself.
Within an hour, she stopped pacing and looking wild eyed. Still had the other symptoms going on, but did rest from 10 to 12, peed some.
Took her out again at 3:30, peed some but still symptoms of dry pee etc, but no painfulness.
Monday morning gave her the same dose except added kibbles to it, then at noon and again at dinner time. Still had some symptoms, and also leaks on the floor and one puddle (out of nowhere). She also had loose stools by this time so I cut back on the yogurt to 1 tbs. By the time Monday evening came she still had a few times of dry pee. I gave it one more day before calling our vet. Tuesday morning all symptoms were gone and it is now Thursday. I have cut out the yogurt after Wed morning but have continued to give the ACV 3 xs a day and will do so until Sunday. After that it will be 1 teaspoon a day with her usual kibble and canned chicken.
Side note: that Sunday I noticed earlier that her stool had a lot of corn in it and straining to get it out. We live on a ranch and she must have scooped up some chicken scratch when I wasn't looking. Cannot say for sure but I think that might have been what brought this on.
Sorry for being long winded, but wanted to cover the bases for others. JJ
Pic of Sierra is at 3 months old.
What a wonderful thread regarding the use of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) to cure bladder infection! I was skeptical at first but as I read the number of replies, with so many positive and very fast results, I decided to try it.
I think you all just saved my pup from certain antibiotics and me from a large vet bill.
My Pointer started drinking 4 bowls of water per day and was tinkling every few minutes when we would go outside. I suspected bladder/UTI infection after a couple days of this and was about to go to the vet the next day but last night she emptied her bladder right where she was sleeping and had no control of it. I was so worried that I went online and found this site. The success stories were so certain that I decided to give her the ACV immediately.
I put 2 tablespoons of ACV in a small bowl, a little handful of kibble to help her eat it. She licked the bowl clean in a short minute.
She went right to sleep and then this morning I did another 2 tablespoons of ACV in her breakfast bowl. She ate it all and was then sound asleep on the bed. No fuss to go outside.
She has peed on her walks but no extra tinkling. I can tell that her body temp is not as hot as it had been the past week and her eyes have stopped discharging that yucky crud - all overnight!
I will continue the remedy for a few more days and then taper down. But I will keep the ACV in her food once per week from now on. It can't hurt!
Santa Fe, Nm
Santa Fe, Nm
San Diego, Ca
My 12 year old westie had completed her anitbiotics and vet treatment 1 week ago after a previous cystitis onset. Then yesterday started again attempting urination very frequently, getting distressed, unable to settle or eat, going to the door to go out about 20 times in a 3 hour period. I could just see it all happening again and she was becoming more upset this time.
Read the comments and suggestions on this site and mixed 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar - (I use it in all cooking and salads) with 1 teaspoon of peanut butter and honey to a paste. I had to get her to lick it off my fingers as she was really off her food. She ate it all quite easily. Over the next hour I observed her and was amazed - I could see her start to settle after 30mins. Slept allnight, she has had one non-distressed wee this morning and eating again. We are both very happy(:
Thanks to all for sharing your experiences.
Picture below of happy westie with her best friend settled next to fire. I will update on her progress in the next few days.
I gave my yorkie 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with 2 teaspoons of plain greek yogurt within an hour my dog was so much better. The frequent urge to urinate the blood in her urine all dissapated within hours... I was shocked how well this worked.
After my female Border Collie came out of heat my intact boys were still VERY interested in her. I was suspisious of a UTI even though she didn't exhibit all the syptoms. My dogs (and I) take ACV daily so with giving her an additional dose plus the plain, uncultured greek yogurt in three small meals throughout the day worked wonders to make her less desirable and feel better. Thanks to this site!
On Friday, Nov 27th I came home to a flood of pee on the ground. There were drops of blood in it, and Rosie was licking herself like crazy. I took her outside where she tried to go on our lawn about 20 times.. just squatting a moaning. I thought back to a few days prior when she had peed in the house completely uncharacteristically.. at the time, I thought it was a one-off but I knew now something was wrong. She had also been peeing more frequently all week. I felt stupid for not putting the pieces together.
When we came back inside, she was.... leaking. GROSS. Sorry. I googled and saw frequent urination, straining to pee, and blood are classic symptoms of a UTI. I was worried because of the blood but it was Friday night so the only option was the emergency vet which costs a fortune. I did some research online and read that raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in combination with plain natural yogurt de-alkalizes the urinary tract and provides near-instant relief. I had heard that this could help but still thought the only thing that could cure this was antibiotics.
Desperate, I ran out and purchased the unpasteurized cider vinegar and some plain Greek yogurt. I came home and took Rosie out... she was wailing at the end of her leash! I reconsidered the vet but ultimately thought she could wait til morning. A dozen more squats on the lawn, and I impatiently brought her in. I mixed a big scoop of yogurt with a couple tablespoons of vinegar. Rosie gagged a little, but being a labrador retriever with a bowl in front of her, she determinedly ate every drop.
Within an hour, she stopped licking herself. A few hours later and she was holding her bladder again. I gave her a little more magic treatment before bed. She made it through the night without an accident.
In the morning, she had to go badly. Throughout Saturday, I took her out every few hours, but she wasn't uncomfortable. She was more eager to go out, but that was about it. I gave her three doses of vinegar and yogurt that day.
By Sunday, she was.... normal?? I couldn't believe it. I know acid helps a urinary tract, but I couldn't believe the amount of distress she had been in and how relieved she was just two days later.
I continued the vinegar and yogurt for a week, once or twice a day. I can attest that there was almost immediate relief. She's now cured!
Apple cider vinegar for dog's UTI
This totally works and works fast! I mixed 2 tablespoons each ACV and honey. Had to coax my puppy into eating it but he got it down.
Within 3 hours he started leaking urine for a few minutes at a time. Within 5 hours he is urinating slowly. He is no longer in a permanent squatting position and has perked up considerably. Cannot believe how fast and simple this was. My poor puppy has been miserable for days waiting for our vet apt tomorrow. Now he's taking food and drinking! Will continue this treatment twice a day for a week. THANK YOU everyone!
I have a 1yr old dachshund who exhibited possible signs of a bladder infection. I kept an eye on her for a day or so. When she was peeing blood and it was beyond vet hrs, I came across this website. I went and got some ACV from the store, gave it to her with yogurt and within the hour I noticed that she calmed down and didn't want to go out as much. I gave her one more dose before bed. She slept soundly all night and didn't ask to go out. This is day 2. By day 2, she still pees frequently but not like before and there's no blood in her urine (that's visible at least) as there was before. She's had one accident since the onset of this in the last two days which is better than the multiple she had before. I am praying that this helps her and will update this site in a few days as to how this goes. But I am so thankful to have found this site and this information. It really has saved me on a vet visit (hopefully) and it so much healthier for her after reading each of the posts.
I have a 12 yr old German Shepherd approx. 68lbs with a UTI problem. After the first round of antibiotics doc said she has incontinence and put her on PROIN. Her UTI never really cleared up and she has since done 2 more courses of antibiotics. The last one was Cepalexin. I also gave her some probiotics too.
I found your site and tried the ACV. I managed to get a little into wet food only once. I could not get her to eat it in anything else so I recently purchased ACV capsules which are a 200mg extract. These I can hide in peanut butter!
She finished her last antibiotic on Sept 26th and was good until Monday Oct. 5th. She had one late afternoon pee on my rug. I did not see any blood. She was good until last night (10/6) and again no blood. The amount is not just a little leak but about 12" in diameter.
Because she isn't peeing all day everywhere anymore and no visible blood I am inclined to think it is incontinence?
Can someone please tell me how many ACV capsules should I give her and how often? I also gave her sea salt 1/2 tsp 2 times daily since Monday 10/5 This seemed to give her diarrhea and she is not eating much either.
Hope, Bc Canada