Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs

Most Recent Posts

Apple Cider Vinegar Dosages for Elderly Dogs

Ray Watson (Uk) on 09/11/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Wonderous in its effectiveness.

Easypeasy.....worked a treat with our elderly (16 years) miniature poodle. Only slight problem was that he hated the taste so I added a little honey to 4 teaspoons of Organic Apple Cyder vinegar in 1 litre of purified water then shook it well until it was combined. We gave it as his normal drinking water which he now drinks without any hesitation whenever he goes to it.

We also tried the topical (neck scruff and paws) with the 50/50 ACV/Water dilution but the smell was too strong and we feared damage to the carpets, furniture and bedding. We now apply it only when he is to be confined to his own area and being totally blind that is his portable child's playpen for his own safety.

Recommend this treatment....CERTAINLY and without reservations.

REPLY   1      

How to Apply ACV Topically to Cats & Dogs (new video)

Earth Clinic (Ca) on 07/28/2017

Please share our new Earth Clinic video - How to Use a Topical Application of ACV for Dogs & Cats - with friends and family who might benefit from using ACV on their pets. It's safe, gentle and effective!

REPLY   1      

Apple Cider Vinegar for Ear Infection and Hot Spots

Katyvan (Wpb) on 07/31/2016
5 out of 5 stars

ACV for Ear Infections and Hot Spots

Each summer, my dog, Murphy, has had numerous issues with ear infections, head-shaking, smelly ears, and constant itching to the point of being totally miserable. I thought the problem was due to retaining water in his ears after our swim, so I very carefully dried his ears each time we got out of the pool. It didn’t help. I was fairly confident his problem wasn’t a result of his food because he’s always eaten either high-quality expensive store-bought food and/or a BARF diet (Bones and Raw Food), and NO GRAIN! I tried several holistic remedies both internally and topically, and I also tried expensive prescription drops with very short-term results. The infections always returned. My vet told me it was quite possibly an environmental infection resulting from lawn chemicals used by my HOA.

In addition to his ear problems, he also would get one very nasty hot spot each summer near the top of his tail/butt area that took months to heal. The skin was completely bald in a baseball-sized area and the skin was raw and sore. The only treatment that provided a little relief was a bit of vaseline on the skin to keep the bugs away.

Then I remembered how my mom always said that ACV will cure “just about anything that ails ya.” It was then that I started adding about 1/2 teaspoon of ACV to his food every morning. (He is a 75 pound black lab.) No need to dilute or try to disguise the taste. He doesn’t mind it at all. I just mix it in with his wet food. Within about 4-5 days he was hardly scratching at all and the smell and infection was gone very quickly and hasn’t ever returned. And I haven’t seen a hot spot in years! If you’re going to use ACV, use a good one, not some cheap garbage from the grocery store. And don’t use white vinegar except to clean your floors! Murphy now gets organic ACV every day.

REPLY   5      

Apple Cider Vinegar for Tumors

Diane (Tx) on 12/01/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My loving Jack Russell Chihuahua is 16 years old. He started getting tumors on his head, legs, side and I started applying apple cider vinegar to these tumors. The largest one on top of the head is gone too. I apply with apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle and I apply it as needed for disinfectant. I love my baby boy all pets have lived way pass their last expectations.
REPLY   6      

Apple Cider Vinegar Cured Dog's Ear Infections

Pamela (Calgary Alberta, Canada ) on 07/08/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Tried your solution for our dog ( ACV ) for ears with great success!! We are very grateful to have found you on EarthClinic Natural Cures.
REPLY   2      

Can I Use Heinz ACV for Dogs?

Martyn (Thailand) on 02/25/2015

Can I use heinz ACV for these treatments for dogs? It's the only one I can find in Thailand.

Best Way to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog's Ear Infections

Latasha (Queensland, AU) on 02/18/2015

My dog has an ear infection, and medication is not helping. I've heard you can use Apple cider vinegar in a dilution for the ears and ive heard on a few online forums it has cured a lot of people's dogs with yeast in ear and also infected ears. How would I make a solution? Does one cup ACV To one cup of water sound right? and rinse the ear out just like you would with EPIoptic ear cleaner brought from vet? Any help would be great. thank you.
REPLY   11      

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse for Dogs

Merlin (New York, US) on 11/19/2014
1 out of 5 stars


Do NOT use apple cider vinegar rinse if your dog has very irritated skin or ANY sores. We used this on our bichon and the dog screamed in pain. I never heard such a terrible noise from an animal, we immediately rinsed with cool water for 10 minutes before he stopped crying.
REPLY   5      

Re: How Much ACV for a 25 lb. Dog?

Kim (Winnipeg, Canada) on 08/19/2014

I want to know how much apple cider vinegar I should use on my dog. She is 25 lbs and has cushions. The medication does not work and we have tried many. Do I spray on and leave? Do I rinse?
REPLY   6      

Apple Cider Vinegar Cures for Dog

Marilyn (Minnesota, US) on 08/16/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have been giving my little Mia, a Jack Russell, 1/2 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar twice a day in her water. It seems to keeps ticks and bugs away. I also keep a spray bottle with ACV mixed with water to spray on her when she starts to itch and it seems to reduce this symptom. She is also on probiotics from the Vet which I mix with a tsp of natural yogurt daily. (No sugar type) After her baths I rinse her with ACV as well. ACV also helps with dog breath, a benefit of putting it in drinking water.
REPLY   8      

Apple Cider Vinegar Essential for Dogs Too Alkaline

Claire (Portland, Oregon) on 05/12/2013

My collie shephard had a ph reading of over 7.5 due to his system being too alkaline. That probably developed because my dogs and I are vegans. We eat primarily organic fruits and vegetables plus soy products. My dogs are unusually healthy due to this but my 16-year-old collie shephard recently developed blood in his urine due to crystals. The vet put him on Clavamox but said the crystals were due to his system being too alkaline. She recommended foods to create more acidity but she apparently didn't know about apple cider vinegar. Thank you so much for the Apple Cider Vinegar recommendation. I am also returning to feeding my dogs more beans & a little bread rather than soy exclusively. The dogs had no problems in the past with beans, soy, & some bread. I used to add high quality bread to their meals before I discovered recently that I cannot tolerate gluten. I can go back to adding bread to my dogs' meals, but not my own. Again, thanks so very much for the apple cider vinegar recommendation. I usually buy organic apple cider for cleaning my fruits and vegetables. Now, we will be sure to ingest it!
REPLY   6      

Linda (Hillsborough, Nc) on 07/14/2012
5 out of 5 stars

After reading all the feed back on here about Apple cider vinegar, I figured I would try it over the weekend before bringing my 15 year old dog to the vet on Monday. I went to the health food store and bought a bottle of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar and I mixed 2 tablespoons in organic yogurt or wet food every 4 hours I also put it in the water bowl. To my amazement it was gone!! I also have another dog with itchy skin and I mixed some in a water spray bottle with water, sprayed him down and he's doing great!! Thank you all for all your feedback!!!
REPLY   4      

Administering Apple Cider Vinegar to Dogs

Linda (Vancouver, Wa, Usa) on 12/12/2011

I have a dog with kidney problems and a kitty with immune issues. After reading through your site, I decided to give the Apple Cider Vinegar a try. I've put it in the animal's water but they don't seem to be drinking it. Is there a trick to getting them to take the ACV?

Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog's Stomach

Susana (Creston, North Carolina) on 10/28/2011
5 out of 5 stars

This is a wonderful home remedy, which I discovered on this site. I take it everyday and haven't gotten sick, not even a cold, but I am posting to help pet owners whose dogs get acid reflux. My 11-yr-old Golden mix had a gurgling stomach frequently. I have been giving him a capful of ACV w/his meal and the gurgling has ceased. If I ever hear his stomach churning a bit, I give him a droper-full and it goes away within the hour. This stuff is great!
REPLY   2      

Pippa (Picton, New Zealand) on 09/28/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I use apple cider vinegar on top of my dogs food, diluted with water. I may add some olive oil or blackstrap molasses to hide the taste. My dogs coat shines within hours. It is lush and soft.

My chickens look shiny with a dash of ACV in their drinking water.

REPLY   2      

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects?

Jennifer (Mooreland, Indiana) on 09/02/2011

I have started putting ACV in my 11 year old dogs water for arthritis and incontinence. Since she has thrown up about 8 times in two days. Is this vomiting linked to the ACV.

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar?

Stacey (Phoenix, Arizona) on 06/05/2011

I want to start giving my German Shepard some ACV, but I am not sure how much I should give? Does it go in their water, or on their food, or both? And how much ACV do I mix with the water and food? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!

Apple Cider Vinegar for Ear Issues

Shaun (Portsmouth Uk, Uk) on 11/02/2010
5 out of 5 stars

May 2009 I placed a thread concerning ACV. (Apple cider Vinegar, regarding my dog's ears. Without warning my dog's ears would start to get red and inflamed. After the first signs a day or two later they would be very bad. Red, sore, and in some cases bleeding. I then apply a solution of ACV (equal amount 50/50, Apple Cider Vinegar and water), twice a day, and this within 3 to 4 days would solve the problem. Before I tried a number of vets without any resolution. They would at great cost give me ear drops and other creams etc. They never worked just money down the drain.

I now apply ACV once a week to my dog's ears using a large cotton wool ball. I just wipe the inside of the ear and squeeze the AVC solution down the ear, I never push the cotton wool ball down the ear, just simply allow the solution to run down the ear channel. I believe the problem with my dog is down to his reaction to pollen, like rolling in cut grass. If it was not for ACV, I would not know what to do. Shaun Cunningham

REPLY   13      

Apple Cider Vinegar Dosage for 4 Pound Dog?

Cindy (York Haven, Pa) on 02/10/2010

Sorry to ask this here but couldn't find a contact area. Could you tell me how much apple cider vinegar I should use for a 4 lb. poodle? I used about 1/8 tsp. & seems to be helping already. Thanks, Cindy

Multiple Cures With Apple Cider Vinegar

Kayla (San Francisco, Ca) on 02/02/2010

I am very happy with the Apple Cider Vinegar. My dog was recovering from a stroke, so I have been very critical with the food he eats. The stroke apparently derived from an ear infection and his equilibrium was affected by the stroke. His heads is slightly tilted. Anyways, instead of taking him to the vet to try to cure his ear infection, I took the liberty to do my own research. Taking him to the vet only to get a pharma drug was only going to beget another drug, and so on which eventually will lead to major problems. I didn't want a temporary cure, nor can I afford to keep throwing money away just to hear that he may have to be put to sleep or a major surgery to look into his brain which will cost me over $3,000 . Well, I found this site and tried apple cider vinegar and mix it with his food at 2 tablespoonfuls. He eats twice a day, so I add to his dish and he chomps it down. I also clean his ears with ACV, probably about 2 tablespoon 50/50 spring water to dilute for each ear. So I make this a habit to clean his ear twice a week and add ACV twice daily on his food 3-4 a week. My doggie is doing great!! No vet. His UTI is diminishing after 2 weeks of doing this, his hearing is improving, his disposition is way much better and I feel he's getting healed as I see plenty of improvement. His eyes are getting better too. My dog is 8 years old. I cannot stress how thankful I am to be educated about ACV. I now make this part of his daily or at least 2-3x a week habit to include ACV in his dish. Also, I forgot to mention, I give him plain yogurt twice a week and he luvs it! Thank you Earth Clinic!! :-)

EC: Fantastic feedback, thank you!