How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Infections in Dogs

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Posted by Dee (Sloatsburg, N.y United States) on 07/08/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Thank You for this website! After spending $400.00 ( in which I DO NOT HAVE) on tests and antibiotics 6 months ago. My 13 yr old dog once again was showing signs of bladder infection. The ACV treatment WORKED! Vets are so Important and Thank GOD they are there, But the truth is MANY of them are OVERPRICED and Unwilling to understand that Most people do Not have hundreds of dollars to spend on thier pets. Like $400.00 to find a bladder infection? REALLY?


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Posted by Kay (Allentown, Pa) on 04/28/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Our 4 month old female choc lab was showing obvious signs of a UTI and not wanting to subject her to antibiotics and expensive lab tests, I chose to try the yogurt/ACV treatment and it totally worked! I gave her 1 tablespoon organic natural yogurt 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar four times the first day, spaced out 4 hours, and I could tell by that first evening that it was working. I was so thrilled and so relieved! I continued it through the second day, just wanting to make sure the infection was gone. I am going to continue to give it to her once a day as a supplement to keep the UTI from coming back again. Natural, healthy supplements have to be better than drugs and antibiotics from the vet!


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Posted by Nowra Nsw (Nowra, South Coast, Nsw, Australia) on 04/25/2011
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I read about apple cider vinegar( ACV) on this site, I have a small mini foxie, around 6kg, she was peeing or trying to pee, between 15-20 times on our daily walk, I figured it might be a bladder infection. I did call my vet and was told antibiotics, this was going to be a call out on a weekend of $195 antibiotics. Instead I thought I would try for 12 hours and see if indeed it works.

I used 1 teaspoon x 3 times a day and after 24 hours the peeing was 5 times on our walk instead of 15-20 the day before. The next day I continued same ACV and she was much better, temperature normal, peeing normal. The cost so far about 30C and no nasty chemicals! THANK YOU for this site! Spread the word.

Replied by Nowra
(Nowra Nsw, Australia)
04/25/2011

Hi, my dog did not have any signs of blood in her urine, I forgot to say that I used 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with some natural yoghurt x 3 times a day, day 3 she is cured. I would try this before a vet any day.


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Posted by Lacey's Mom (Honolulu, Hi ) on 03/14/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Lacey recently had had another UTI (3rd in the past 18 months all due to grain heavy dog food). First two times we took her to the vet who gave meds then she had a yeast infection both times following the UTI meds. Both times I only gave her can food. The third time she had a UTI(Feburary 2011)we gave her 1/2 tsp ACV for three days by syringe & water then squirt it down her throat after she eats for three days straight. Remember to give your dog food before you administer ACV. I forgot to let her eat before we gave her the ACV and she regurgutated it. All the other times when we gave ACV she always had some food in the tummy & responded well with no problems.


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Posted by John (Apollo Beach, Florida) on 03/08/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My 3 year old Chocolate Lab (100lbs) started having a problem 2 days ago, she would have small accidents in the house which she never did and woke us up at 3:00 am needing to go out. We knew she had a bladder infection because she would go out and try to pee but nothing would happen, after finding this thread we gave her 2 tbl spoons of ACV mixed in with 2tbl spoons of non-flavored yogurt.

Well today she is back to her normal self this worked great for us, we will continue to give it to her for a couple of days just to make sure it has cleared up.

Thanks Too All!


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Posted by Donna (Barbourville, Kentucky) on 07/08/2010
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My 14 yr. Old black lab is having a horrible time with kidney leakage. She weighs app. 100 lbs and yesterday we gave her apple cider vinegar but wasn't sure how much to give. I gave her app. 1 1/2 tablespoons and diluted with a little water ... She has been gagging since we gave her the ACV. What should I do????? I don't know if I should give her anymore of the ACV because she's still gagging and nothing comes up. She has plenty of water to drink ... But she only drinks when she wants to. How much and how can I give her the ACV? PLEASE ... I NEED HELP!! I DON'T WANT TO LOSE MY BIG GIRL ... I KNOW IT'S INEVITABLE WE ALL HAVE TO DIE BUT I DON'T THINK I CAN MENTALLY HANDLE IT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE. ANYONE WITH MORE INFORMATION ... PLEASE ... PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP. Sincerely needing help.

Replied by Heidi
(Asheville, Nc)
07/26/2010

To Donna from Barbourville, I just read your post- sorry it doesn't seem that anyone answered, it seems that you didn't dilute the ACV enough 1 1/2 tbsp. in just a little water still will be strong and the poor thing must have had a hard time with bad sensations in the throat or stomach. Dilute in at least 1 gallon of water 2 tbsp. There are enough posts here that you can go over and see what worked for other people in a similar situation. All the best wishes for you and your Lab. Don't give up, and really hope she's doing better.

Replied by Tweety647
(Yuma, Az)
03/29/2011

you need to have some food in your dogs stomach before you give it the ACV and mix it with plain yogurt. Good luck


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Posted by Janet (Manchester, England) on 12/31/2009
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

Six months ago my darling baby Bobby had a UTI and the vet said if it recurred he would have to be put to sleep and I was devistated. I found this site and started to rub some fresh chicken every day in apple cider vinegar as well as adding a crushed cantharis tablet for cysitis in humans to the chicken. It worked a treat for six months, or so I thought, however, he was rushed to the vets today, once again with the same thing. He was lethargic and crying and could hardly walk. He is now on a drip for two days and I am worried sick. Is there anything else which I could try if he pulls through? I was so happy that it seemed to be working but it was not to be.


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Posted by Junith (Beaverton Ontario, Canada) on 11/23/2009

I am very interested in this treatment as endorsed by so many. Our English Cocker was diagnosed with a bladder infection, the vet did ultrasound, x-ray, physical exam, blood analysis for the diagnosis. He is on a three week round of antibiotics that two weeks into it has not cleared his urine. We had another blood analysis which was better, but not clear. Thus far the bills are $520 and mounting, so I am going to try this. I will let you know what happens. One question, though, can you purchase Apple Cider Vinegar at the grocery store, or does it have to be purchased at a health food store where it is pure and of course, much more expensive?

Replied by Tazzy
(Uk)
04/11/2011

Hi sorry to hear about your puppy (my words for my 7yr old dog )my boy has a infection that shows up in his pee sometimes I give him cystopurin basically cystitis stuff from the chemist that I buy for myself.. before anybody freaks out it was a vet that told me this works I also have used it for years on my cat who survived for 17 years so give it a try. I personally found it to work they dont like the taste oh well neither do I ..

good luck x


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Posted by Raindancer (Jeannette, Pa) on 09/27/2009
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My lab mix was having a problem, when she urinated she was only getting a couple of drops of blood out no urine. I called the vet to see how much it was going to cost me just to walk in the door because although I had every intention of taking her, I was not going to have any money for a day or two, so I needed to know if they could accept a check, or bill me or something because I was scared! I was told they only take cash or a debit card and the do no billing. I asked If there was anything I could do for her until I could get her there, they told me they could not tell me anything! I immediately went online to look something up on urinary track infections ( that was what the vet said it sounded like she had) and ran across the site about acv. I have to admit I did not think it would work, however I had nothing to loose by trying this, so I got out the acv and a baby medicine dispenser and gave it to her! She did not like this at all and was very upset with me. We went to bed that night with a heavy heart as to where I was coming up with the money we needed to get her to the vet. The next morning she wanted out to the bathroom I was holding my breath, because unlike the other stories I read she would not go to the bathroom or drink water, and low and behold she went and NO BLOOD droppings. She went for her walk in the morning to take our son to the bus and went again and was running around like her old self again. It was such a relief and quit amazing as to not only work, but work so fast (overnight) I am happy to say she is doing fine and still does not like the taste of acv, but like I told her I would rather have you mad at me for a little while then sick or worse! Long story short thank you for the home remedy, and by the way I only had to give her 1 dropper full for 2 days!


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Posted by Nancy (Dingmans Ferry, Pa) on 08/14/2009
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Thank you so much for all your posts! Our 2 year old labrador, Gail, has been struggling with an ear infection for weeks. We were treating it with a cleanser and drops that the vet prescribed. Several days ago she started leaking urine. We were shocked since she has had maybe a dozen accidents in the house ever and we've had her since she was 6 weeks old. I assumed it was a bladder infection. My daughter found this site and I gave Gail 2 Tbsp. of ACV with yogurt twice that day. I also cleaned her ears with the 50/50 ACV and water solution. She got up in the middle of the night twice but otherwise seemed okay. The following morning she couldn't even stand. We called our vet. We have taken Gail there since she was a puppy. We were raising her for an organization that trains seeing eye dogs. All of her vet bills were covered through the organization and she was screened for EVERYTHING, even her hips were x-rayed. These dogs have their genetic history tracked so we were certain she didn't have a genetic disease. But she ended up being offered back to us for adoption since she had recurrent ear infections, which means all of her medical care is now our responsibility. Of course we were thrilled to have her back. We also assumed that this vet, knowing her history, would work with us to let us pay them over time since my husband has recently become disabled. No such luck. So much for all of those people out there that criticize others for not calling the vet. And by the way, we treat our animals like our children but if my child was sick a hospital would treat him, not ask for money up front.

Anyway, long story to say that we had no choice but to continue to keep trying the ACV and yogurt in the same dosage. We got her to eat it that morning and within an hour she could stand and go outside. We gave her water from a cup we held up to her since she couldn't stand to drink out of her bowl. She slept most of the day and then around dinner time was up and wanting her dinner. We gave her the regular amount of food with some yogurt and another 2 Tbsp. of ACV. She went outside for a short walk afterward. This morning she is her old self. No leaking urine, no limping and her ears are almost completely better. The one looks normal and the other has no heat or black gunk in it anymore. I am going to continue with the ACV in her food at a lower dose for a week or so, just to make sure and we will continue to use the ACV to clean her ears. We can't thank you enough for this site. We are sure it saved our furry family member.


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Posted by Matthew (Treasure Island, Florida) on 07/16/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar great cure almost a miracle!!!

I will admit I was very skeptical about this entire process but I figured what could it hurt its definitely won't hurt my wallet. It all started yesterday (July 15th 2009) when my dog had to urinate about every 15 minutes. The first two times I wasn't too concerned until I noticed there was a little bit of blood in her urine. After doing a little research on the internet I came across this site as well as a few others. I wasn't sure just how to give the dose of Apple Cider Vinegar to my dog since we just moved on July 10 and she has not been drinking water or eating much if at all. I ended up hitting the health food store down the street and bought unfiltered apple cider vinegar and also bought a plastic baby medicine dropper so I could give it to her directly. I gave her a 2 table spoon dose mixed 1 to 1 with vinegar and water. This morning she went out there was not blood (thank god) I then gave her some food with some vinegar sprinkled over it and also some in her water which she finally started drinking not much but did drink some. She continued the need to go out every 15 to 20 minutes for a few more hours. This afternoon I also gave her 2 large spoons full of unflavored yogurt and about a table spoon of vinegar. I had my doubts she would eat it but she gobbled it down and seemed to love it. Over the last 6 hours she has not had to go out and seems happy and content. I still have some vinegar in her water and will give her some more yogurt and vinegar tomorrow just in case. Thank you very much for this I will continue to put some vinegar in her water since I heard it will also help keep her tear stains at bay.


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Posted by Jane (London, UK) on 06/27/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to everybody who wrote about cider vinegar bladder infection treatment. It works! I took Tasha - black labrador, 4 years old - out for a walk yesterday and she was passing urine every 10 minutes or so. That's very unusual for her so I knew something was wrong. Realising it might be a bladder infection I googled; google took me to this site and I decided to try the cider vinegar on her.
She still had her appetite so I gave her 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar mixed into muesli and dessicated coconut - two things she likes - and she ate it all! Later I gave her yoghurt with her supper. By then she was very quiet and listless, but when she woke up this morning she was completely back to normal. I would recommend this to everybody - effective treatment with no side effects. Perfect medicine


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Posted by Phil (Seattle, WA, USA) on 06/23/2009
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Thank you all for this incredible tip about apple cider vinegar as a cure for a canine bladder infection. My dog Cleo (she's a BBD - big black dog - around 90 lbs) picked up a raging bladder infection yesterday, and of course with typically good timing did this right after the vet had gone home for the day (which ended up saving me probably three hundred bucks, as it turned out). She was clearly miserable: pacing around, and peeing literally every two minutes. After reading the posts here, I rather skeptically tried giving her apple cider vinegar (ACV), and was amazed at how fast it worked. Within 45 minutes she had calmed down and no longer had a desperate need to go out, and while she peed a few times during the rest of the evening she was basically fine, and slept soundly through the night.

What I gave her: I started with two tablespoons of ACV, and first tried mixing all of it with some food, but she took one sniff and was having none of it. So I resorted to the direct delivery option with a plastic syringe we have in the house. Since my wife was away, it was just me doing this, and it's not an option I'd recommend for entertainment - it wasn't fun for either of us! I later mixed another tablespoon in with some dry food, some yoghurt and some meat, and she loved the meat so much she ate everything. I don't know if the yoghurt was necessary, but whatever I did worked.

Anyway, thanks again to all who contributed.


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Posted by Grateful (Springdale, Arkansas) on 06/20/2009
5 out of 5 stars

The Apple Cider Vinegar treatment for my dog's UTI was a God send! Of course the vets don't want you to use this treatment, because it works and they don't get your money! Is it a cureall for everything? Of course not, but it seems to work for the UTI issue. My dog was wanting to pee all the time and was starting to have accidents in the house - something she never did before. My friend referred me to this web-site and I am very grateful to her. I immediately when to my cupboard and found my ACV. I had a baby syringe that holds 1/2 Tablespoon and gave my 28 lb. Corgi two syringe fulls of straight ACV. I then followed that up with her Bil-Jac treats, then gave her two syringes full of water, because she wasn't wanting to drink from her water dish. I put her in the laundry room overnight and she did pee twice on the towels I put out but there was no blood in her urine. So, this morning, when I put her outside, she only peed once and was ready to come back in - yesterday, she would just wander the yard trying to pee over and over. I have her another treatment of the ACV and added a syringe of orange juice and she has had no more accidents and seems to be feeling better. Just took her outside to pee again and not only did she only pee once, but felt like staying outside on her rug for awhile and enjoy the nice weather. I have now added a few drops of ACV to her water dish and she is drinking it now. Thanks EarthClinic! You not only helped to make my dog better, but saved my pocketbook, as well! ACV will now be a regular part of my dog's daily diet!


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Posted by Alysone (Camarillo, CA) on 05/25/2009
5 out of 5 stars

24 hour fix! When my 2 1/2 year old golden retriever suddenly showed signs of a UTI, I was very worried. I've worked in clinics before and I know how expensive any exam, testing and treatment may be - and, like almost everyone right now, I definitely don't have the money to pay a vet outrageous amounts. I found this site and immediately tried ACV home treatment; I used 2 table spoons of ACV in her dry dog food that morning. I had to coax her to eat with some gravy, but she got it all down. She later got another half tablespoon of ACV with yogurt that afternoon. This morning, she seems completely better! She only had to go once (compared to the squatting marathon of yesterday!) and is normal and frisky as ever. She'll be getting on tblspoon of that "delicious" stuff for another three days, just to make sure we're all clear.

Thanks for all the help and advice on this site!



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