Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy for Conjunctivitis in Pets

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ladykalaveras Loves Bruno (Pacoima, California) on 11/30/2010
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I'm ever so grateful for this site and all the people who take time into contributing their remedies. Thank u so much!!! A couple of days ago my dog Bruno and I went hiking and although it wasn't his first time there and was familiar with the environment something went wrong because once we got home I noticed he kept rubbing his eye it was red swollen and kept tearing with some whitish funky stuff in the corner of his eye. I didn't make a fuss at first and thought it was a simple scratch but later his eye would'nt fully open and that's when I started to panic. My parent put regular eye drops for redness relief but it didn't seem to make a difference.

Make the long story short I was freaking out because nothing like that has ever happened to any of my dogs and the vet was closed so remembering that this site has a pet section I right away researched and found a lot of helpful things many were suggesting ACV mixed with water and rubbing it in the back of their necks do when they bathe themselves the ACV will do its magic. I have faith in ACV in use for many things so I right away went to grab my bottle but since the vinegar has a strong smell my dog didn't like it so my mom suggested to put a chamomile tea bag over his eye not rubbing it but sort of patting it softly over his eye. Not only did I save myself a nice vet bill but if your dogs or cats don't like the smell of vinegar I suggest placing the tea bag over his eye every other hour and with the water from the tea soak a warm cloth into the tea and use that to kinda clean all the eye buggers that they produce. And plus they seem to love the smell of chamomile.


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Posted by Kelly (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) on 10/07/2010
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I didn't think apple cider vinegar would do it, but I had a bottle in the pantry and figured it was worth a try. It's just the regular stuff, I won't pay extra for organic anything. My cat's eye had been runny for a few days and yesterday it looked somewhat swollen and crusty. I soaked a cotton ball with the vinegar and dabbed it on the scruff of his neck while he was sleeping and then I was off to work. When I woke up this morning I was being pestered by said cat, which he hadn't been doing for several days. His eye was wide open and looked so much better. He seems like he feels better too. If his eye flares up again (it usually happens a couple times a year)the first thing I'll do is dab him with the vinegar again.


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Posted by Namooni1974 (Portland , Oregon, Usa) on 08/31/2010
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YEA for Apple Cider Vinegar and feline conjunctivitis. My neighbors cat came down with a nasty case of conjunctivitis in both eyes while I was watching him. I checked with this site and found this remedy. I applied a solution of 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar/1 tbsp water to the back of his neck, saturating his fur, then washed his face with a washcloth and warm water. By morning his eyes were clear. I applied it again that morning just to be on the safe side and now a week later his eyes are doing just fine. Thank you everyone who posted here from me and my neighbor!


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Posted by Martina (Vancouver, Bc, Canada) on 08/07/2010
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I tried the organic ACV w/ mother on my cat exactly as prescribed a few times but the infection would return. I finally found another site that mentioned a very dilute borax solution like the kind you find in SOFT contact lens solutions. One drop in each eye and she was cleared up overnight and stayed clear. Whew!


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Posted by Ebynum415 (Winter Garden, Fl, Usa) on 05/31/2010
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Kitten with Conjunctivitis

My 8 week old kitten was suffering from very severe conjunctivitis and it had gotten so bad I thought he wasnt going to make it. I brought him to 2 different vets who were giving me the runaround and I needed to help my baby boy feel better before it was too late. My husband was doing some research and we came across this site, he flew out of the room telling me I needed to get some ACV with mother in it immedietly. I honestly thought he was nuts. We rubbed some on the back of his neck, added a capful in his food, dipped his paws in a concentration of 50 percent water and 50 percent ACV and put one part ACV and 3 parts water in his water bowl. By the next morning my kitten was starting to open his eye and eat again. today was his second day with this treatment and he is running around like he never got sick and we are able to see part of his eye again. We are going to be doing this treatment for about another week or so and hopefully he will return back to normal. We also used a saline solution 1 cup of water and 1/4 teaspoon of salt on his eye 3 times a day and he loves it. I feel like this site has been a true blessing to me and my kitty.


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Posted by Health Nut (Los Angeles, California) on 05/27/2010
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ACV for Doggy Conjunctivitis

Unbelievable! If I didn't see it for myself I wouldn't have believed it. My little Yorkie got an eye infection which caused a whitish discharge and created these big boogers in his eyes for about 3 days. It wasn't 'til the 4th day when he woke up almost unable to open one of his eyes, I decided to get on my favorite website for natural cures (Earth Clinic) for a solution. Everyone raved about ACV and so I decided to try it. I followed most peoples instructions and since my Yorkie is so small I just mixed 1 Tbl. water with 1 Tbl. AVC and rubbed in on the back of his neck. The very same day it seemed it have been disappearing and by the morning it was completely gone. He woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed and I was amazed at how well it worked. This sure beats going to the vet for some eye drops which would cost me a nice little penny. Thanks to all for the input and thank goodness for this website.


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Posted by Rash (Lebanon, Beirut) on 05/18/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I saw this website and I tried the ACV on my 3 month old kitten, she had in infected eye, probably from some plants outside my garden, so I tried it, and here I am now posting my review after 2 hours, her eye is healed, and you took off the burden of a vet and the expenses, thank you for this info, Long Live ACV !!


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Posted by Christine (Kempner, Tx) on 05/05/2010
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Tried your remedy on a 4 week old Kitten. It worked.. after a day he's feeling much better and no goopy booger eyes. He's still sneezing a bit but he's much better. And mommy cat doesn't seem to mind the pickle smell either.. I think she's just glad he's not miserable. We'll keep applying the vinegar (which we diluted 1 part water to 1 part vinegar) until the problem is gone. Will keep you posted. Thanks for the natural remedy :-)


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Posted by Sara (Mpls, Mn, Us) on 04/24/2010
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Worked wonders! I used a tbsp of organic ACV and a tbsp of water, mixed and put between her shoulder blades twice daily. After a week her eye is completely healed up.


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Posted by Perth_girl_cherie (Perth, Western Australia) on 03/16/2010
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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) cured my dog's conjunctivitis. I have a four year old dougue de bordeaux who developed conjunctivitis in one eye. Like most others a vet bill looked likely to overwhelm us. I looked at your site, considered the ACV and thought it's six australian dollars what the heck. Now with my dog being almost 65 kilograms I thought the capful recommmended for a little maltese and the like would not suffice. So I administered about half a cup to the back of my dogs neck and rubbed it well in. OK so he smelt like someone had urinated in a pair of old sports shoes, but sure enough with 24 hours, I kid you not, not a sign of conjunctivitis, no discharge, no swelling or redness. Even now two weeks later, no reccurence.


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Posted by Laura (Atlanta, Georgia) on 03/10/2010
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Dog: Boxer/lab mix (1 year)

Aliment: Pink Eye/conjunctivitis
Cure: 1/2 apple cider vinegar 1/2 water placed at the back of my dog's neck. (Same location where flea preventative is placed).

It works! I must confess that I was still doubtful, even after reading all of the "yea's". I filled a ear syringe with half ACV and half water and proceeded to squirt past his sleek fur along the back of his neck and rubbed it in. Thirty minutes later, it looked a lot better. So, I decided to wait a few hours before using the rest of the mixture.

I woke up this morning and it was gone!

What a life saver!


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Posted by Mtwist (Sacramento, California) on 02/08/2010
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Organic apple cider vinager for cat's conjuctivitis

I have to tell you I'm absolutely flabbergasted. I got this information about ACV on friday from a friend.

I immediately went the the health food store after work and purchased organic ACV, Went home and got out a couple of Q-tips, dunked them directly into the ACV and rubbed them on the back of my cat's neck. Within a few hours he looked about 70% better, and by the next day, it was completely gone.


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Posted by Elbo88 (Miami, Fl, Usa) on 12/19/2009
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My cat's eye started weeping a bit and then quickly went to eye boogers and her holding it shut. I called for a vet appointment but the next available was Monday, 2 days away so until the appointment, I googled cat eye infection and read about ACV treatment. I happened to have some Organic ACV in the house so decided to try it, just a bit on the nape of her neck and a capfull in her water bowl. The next morning her eye was much better. By the time I got back from work, her eye was almost perfect! No weeping at all, nice and clear, and she was no longer holding it shut. She still was blinking it a bit so I reapplied the ACV to her neck this evening but I am amazed at the results. Her eye improved 90% in one night after a single application!


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Posted by Kamilee (Brooklyn, Ny) on 12/16/2009
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ACV for Dog Conjunctivitis

OMG - It really works. My Bichon suffered with eye issues for YEARS. Each vet vist cost nearly $200 for the service plus anitbiotic cream...but the infection would return.

Last night after seeing more of those green eye-boogies with the black crust, I decided to search for a more holistic solution -> EarthClinic lead me to rub a capful of organic ACV to the back of his neck and rub extra virgin coconut oil around his eyes. This morning I was gerated by a bright-eye dog instead of the usual raccoon-masked dog. Thank you EC


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Posted by Islandduffer (Yuma, Az) on 12/06/2009
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I was on this site 2 weeks ago checking out information on Eye Infection in cats. Our 17 year old siamese had an eye infection and I had been using ointment twice a day for 4 days and there was no inprovement. I read about the apple cider vinegar and all the testimonials were very interesting. I went and got a bottle of apple cider vinegar and when I got home I applied a cap full to her neck. Later that evening I applied another capfull to her neck and rubbed it in really well. The next morning at 6:30 her eye was completely open and bright. I was so pleased with the quick success of such a simple fix. I called our sons who also have pets to share the news so if they ever have their pets sick with eye infection to try apple cider vinegar first. Thanks, thanks, thanks. It was nice not to have to spend another $100.00 at the vets.



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