Apple Cider Vinegar for Cats

| Modified on Nov 02, 2023
Preventing Illness
Posted by Mark (Florida ) on 06/12/2020

Can ACV be given to cats even if there are no issues just as precaution? If yes, what is the best way and amount for a totally healthy cat to have ? Thanks

Posted by Patricia C. (Ireland) on 07/05/2019

I have used ACV on my cat with asthma for a few years now and it helps shift the phlegm for her..also another cat with bad flu...a few drops in water in a dropper bottle and they let me drop it into their mouths..One of them actually loves it..However I have read that not everyday as cats need acid in their bodies to break down food and the odd mouse they may catch and ACV is alkaline so not everyday but certainly if they are having a bad asthma never fails to get them over this.

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Posted by Traci (USA) on 03/09/2020

For internal use , can you give acv to cats in tablet form?

Itchy Nose
Posted by John (Melbourne, Victoria) on 02/04/2018

My Cat was always seemed to rubbing her nose.Told the vet about it, He wasnt concerned, he seemed to think it may be just a habit.? Five months later, after watching her, And noticing cuts on her nose, it was driving her crazy and driving me crazy watching her .Took her to another vet.Told the vet she is on a well known flea treatment once a month behind the neck.

Vet wasn't sure what it was.She took a skin sample said in a vague way, I can see Black dots on sample under the microscope?not sure what it is?

She then proceeded to out line the course we were going to take."What I plan to do is stop something for the itch, and give her antibiotics.We will get to the bottom of it.She stressed that I Make sure you make another appointment." I felt glad something was happening to sort the issue.

After the end of the course of antibiotics, the itching resumed.So that was $150.00 of nothing.

I don't have an open cheque book, If there was a slight indication I felt confident in the vet I would have continued $$$$. Just To make my Cat comfortable.

On the friday night I was looking at the net, and came across this sight and others, Talking about ACV. Went down to the supermarket, got the Good Stuff, 1/2 and 1/2 applied to the side of her nose with a cotton bud. That was a week ago.

ACV Has Cleared whatever irritation there was, up, and her nose is returning to normal appearance. No more itching. That`s a week ago.I will continue to monitor her condition.I would recommend going to the vet initially just to get advice, but when you get a gut feeling its going to $$$$$$$$$. and the Vet doesent know, Then ......

I don't know what it is about Vets these days but, the way they charge, definitely are in it for the money.And they seem to take it for granted that I have an open wallet. Thank you

Posted by Linda (Wa) on 06/29/2017

I have been using OACV in vegetable juice in the morning (don't like honey so can't take it in water because of the taste) for general health benefis. I truthfully have not had the results others claim with weight loss, though.

This morning, I was looking for a cough remedy for my 14 year-old diabetic cat and was thrilled to find OACV diluted with water on a cottonball dabbed on the scruff of the neck, shoulder blades, paws and paw pads, even inside ears. My cat started a slight cough yesterday and this morning I noticed it a little more frequently, also breathing noises that indicated possible stuffiness.

I gave him breakfast and as soon as he finished administered the OACV/water mixture as directed and within about ten minutes he was sleeping contentedly on the bed with no cough or harsh breathing sounds. I will use it again once or twice today and continue if necessary tomorrow. Is OACV a miracle, or what?

ACV Ice Cubes
Posted by Diane O. (Bronx New York ) on 06/17/2017

Today is my first day using Apple Cider Vinegar for my cats one has third eye and the other two have issues going to the litter box I made ice cubes of Apple Cider Vinegar I made a 1 cup of water 1 spoon of Apple Cider Vinegar my cats likes ice cubes in their water so I figured let me try it this way and she was drinking and licking the cubes. Fingers crossed.

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Posted by John (Memphis, Tn) on 10/27/2015

Cats in the wild do not, for the most part, live as long either. In the wild a cat living for 20-25 years is unheard of as they are eaten, or something happens to them. Some may but overall most don't like most humans do not live to be 100+ either.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/22/2015

Hey Katelyn!

The dose of ACV for your cat is very individual - start with 1 teaspoon in a quart of water and see how he tolerates that; ideally you would increase the ACV gradually until you found the dose that repels fleas.

You might consider a simple flea trap to quicklly reduce fleas indoors. You need a small desk lamp, dish-soapy solution and a white tray or plate. Place the lamp on the floor in the area your pet frequents or sleeps, place the tray of soapy water underneath the bulb, turn it on and shut out all the other lights in the room and leave it over night, and then check for black specks in the tray in the morning. If you have several lamps I would set out as many traps as you have lamps in as many rooms as possible, and rotate the traps so each room gets treated. This is an easy, cheap and safe solution for a flea infestation.

Good luck and please report back!

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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 12/11/2014

Hey Lauren!

It is the dark kind, but it is very specifically the Apple Cider Vinegar that is organic, raw/unpasturized, 'with the mother'/live cultures type. The clear or white vinegar is mainly used for cleaning or pickling.

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Posted by Cassie (N Ft Myers, FL) on 07/24/2009

I am interested in the flea spray and the mixture of it. My 17 year old cat has gotten fleas and now I have my chair infested. Thank you Cassie