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How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas in Pets

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kathie (Struthers, Ohio) on 09/25/2017
1 out of 5 stars

If I could give zero stars, I would. I sprayed me poor baby with the 1/2 and 1/2 mixture. Didn't work. Watched the video and followed to the letter bathing instructions. Said you would see fleas coming off the animal. So not true. My poor baby is still scratching and biting. Taking him to the vet to get taken care of once and for all. ACV doesn't cost a lot of money. Still, don't waste yours.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Terryann (Springfield, Oregon) on 07/16/2016
1 out of 5 stars

I spray my dog every single time we go outside or go walk and fleas jump right on him even when he is still wet with ACV/water spray. I am beside myself … he has a flea allergy. It is ruining our lives, no exaggeration. I spend most of my time fighting fleas. Please help?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Amanda (West Virginia ) on 10/18/2015
1 out of 5 stars

So I've seem to pick up a flea army in our home!!! Driving me my kids and our pets insane!! The cat is losing hair and none of us is getting sleep. I tried flea bombs three times!!! It is not helping. My mom helped me find vinegar as a solution. So I've been placing it in a spray bottle and spraying on everything. Rugs furniture and floors directly. I thought it was helping but today we got home and 100s jumped on our legs!! I've also been bathing pets obsessively. Washing all blankets and sheets pillows and keeping all laundry done! Am I doing something wrong?! ?! How long does this take?! I'm going on two months with this problem and can not afford professional help right now!! Please any advice!!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Alicia (Mart, Tx) on 05/28/2013
1 out of 5 stars

I must be doing something wrong. I have 7 dogs and 2 cats. I have been trying ACV to get rid of their fleas and its just not working. I have bathed them all with dawn and then used the ACV / water mix. The next day they are covered with fleas again. What am I doing wrong?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cherie (Poconos, Pa) on 01/16/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

Cedar chips are not a good idea to use for pet bedding as the cedar secretes an oil that can cause blindness in animals.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Suzanne (Harrisburg, PA) on 10/06/2008
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

I used organic apple cider vinegar in the past in my dogs water, but lately I have gotten a flea infestation. One of my dogs is allergic to fleas and has lost hair and had open sores on his body because of his biting. I just wanted to let people know who use the apple cider vinegar NOT TO SPRAY THE DOG WITH OPEN SORES WITH THE VINEGAR. Some people may know this and some people may not. I had flea bites myself and put some on the bites and about cried it burned so bad. So please if your animal has open sores don't spray them with this. I would rather put it in the water.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kathy (Danville, Indiana) on 07/21/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I was really hoping this natural inexpensive remedy would work for my dog but unfortunately, it didn't. The poor dog is still infested after several days of drinking nothing but acv mixed with the water. I have sprayed him as well with the solution and the poor dog is still miserable. I'm afraid I will have to resort to Advantage to give him some relief. It's breaking my heart to see him so miserable. The fleas are making him miserable. I wanted it to work so badly. Maybe it depends on the coat of the dog. One dog doesn't scratch at all and the other one is miserable. Thanks anyway, it was worth a try.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Simon (Victoria, Australia)
1 out of 5 stars

We tried bathing his 10 dogs religiously in Apple Cider Vinegar (as prescribed above) for days to get rid of fleas. No luck.