How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Infections in Dogs

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Posted by Deirdre (CT) on 09/07/2021
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One of my dogs got a bladder infection last week and there was a little bit of blood. I popped on Earth Clinic to see what everyone suggested. Over 50 people suggested ACV so I immediately applied a 50/50 solution of organic ACV and water and: wiped it on her paw pads, the scruff of the neck, and later gave 2 teaspoons in her dinner. She went from peeing every hour back to normal peeing intervals within an hour or two. Highly recommend. I gave her another 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar once a day for the next few days.

There's a reason Apple Cider Vinegar is the most popular remedy for bladder infections in dogs, cats and people! It really works fast.


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Posted by Tina (Slovenia) on 02/27/2018
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I am so happy I ran to this page. My 4 month old puppy suddenly couldnt hold her peeing - she wet her own bed three times. Since it was saturday evening, I couldnt take her to vet and started googling and found ACV helped some of you. I decided to get some ACV and yougurt first thing next morning and try giving it to her. So next morning I gave her ACV - she wouldn't eat it mixed with yougourth though. So I mixed one teaspoon to her food and added some pork fat with it - she cant resist that. So she ate that and I repeated treatment at noon and evening. In the evening she felt a looot better and next morning she was like a new dog. No signs of any illness. So I am very grateful to those who posted this cure. It also saved me trip to vet.


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Posted by Jamila (St Thomas, Usvi) on 08/27/2017
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Your Website and the Pet Video Apple Cider Vinegar for UTIs in Dogs, Cats, etc truly came to our rescue Friday night. My husband and I have 2 dogs. Our 6 year old, 75 Lb Shepard Ratwiler mix, by accident, one came into contact with a toxic bug spray in the face Friday. By evening she displayed symptoms of a UTI. Frequent urination, then 10-12 attempts at urination immediately following; a fever and accelerated breathing rate. By midnight, we knew we were in trouble. Your Website article 11 Ways to Heal Dog UTIs and the Video Apple Cider Vinegar for UTIs in Dogs, especially the how to apply to the Paws in a bowl of water, was a dream come true! The next morning we gave her a warm bath, Apple Cider Vinegar with blueberries in water with her grain free food and by afternoon she was almost her old self again. No VET, No $Hundreds of $Dollars and No Antibiotics! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!


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Posted by Janet (North Carolina) on 07/02/2017
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I have been giving my 12 lb min pin 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar mixed w/tsp lowfat greek vanilla yogurt and peanut butter for about 3 days now. She had tested positive for a uti but with no signs of blood, just leaking on us and pet beds. Antibiotics worked at first but 2 days later was still leaking. After 3 days with Apple Cider Vinegar am and pm she's acting like old self again. You would never know she's 12. So how long should I continue giving her acv? Or is this a good health balancing thing to continue


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Posted by Karen (Crown Point, In) on 04/25/2017
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I'm beside myself because my Speed Racer has a UTI, 103.5 temp and won't eat. I did just see him drink water with his paw. Went to the vet last night, $400 later. He has an oral antibiotic and a product called Rebound (also orally); however he keeps vomiting. Worried that his meds won't help I ran to GNC and bought the ACV wth the Mother. Gave him the emergency dose of 5ml. He spit a little up because it does taste nasty (I tried it). I also added a little honey to it. Anyway, he seems okay now, but only time will tell. I will keep you all posted and a big THANK YOU for this site and recommendations!


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Posted by Ceg (Pa) on 03/17/2017
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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!


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Posted by Robynne (Frisco, Tx) on 08/28/2016
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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!


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Posted by Sherry (Venice, Fl) on 07/18/2016
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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!


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Posted by Lori (Benicia, Ca) on 05/31/2016
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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.


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Posted by San and Jack (Bath, Uk) on 05/27/2016
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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.


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Posted by Jj (Auberry, Ca) on 04/20/2016 1 posts
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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.



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Posted by Mary (Boulder, Colorado) on 01/28/2016
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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!

Thanks everyone!


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Posted by Fran (East Riding Of Yorkshire) on 01/11/2016
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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.


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Posted by Theress (West Islip, New York) on 01/04/2016
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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.


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Posted by Missi (Gorin, Mo) on 12/25/2015
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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!



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