Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs: Skin Problems

Skin Application

2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 

Posted by Jeanglee (Puyallup, Washington) on 09/10/2011

I was just told about this site!!! I am so thrilled... I am learning about the benefits of ACV and am reading about how it will benefit my 5 year old lab. My question is when I rinse her with the 1.5 cups of ACV I am assuming I leave that on her... ACV does not have the best smell, so I was wondering if the smell stays obvious for long or does it evaporate?

Replied by Nicole
(Weymouth, Ma)
5 out of 5 stars

I swear by apple cider vinegar for my dog's acid reflux. The vet suggested pepcid ac but I much rather natural methods without medications. Just shy of one tablespoon in his food- both meals- (he's 80lbs) and problem pretty much solved. (He gets natural food. ) I also think it is working to kill ticks. I want to try tea tree oil for ticks but twice now I have pulled dead ticks off him-- the only thing I can think of is the ACV! At first he wasn't sure what to make of the ACV but he either loves it now or just doesn't care. Great stuff.

Replied by Jeux Set Match
(Boston, Ma)
5 out of 5 stars

I have started my ShihTzu on ACV last winter when he started whizzing and looked like he was having trouble walking. After just couple months he was fit as a fiddle so I decided to start drinking ACV myself. It is amazing how well I feel and never get one of the nasty cold that people seem to carry year round... I am using the _____ organic and unpasteurized ACV.

Replied by Joyce

My German shepherd has a yeasty smell. Bottom of her belly is all darkened skin . She had reddy patches of crusty smelly skin near her tail at the bottom of her back. She rubs her whole chest and belly on the carpet. Her chest looks red too. She nibs at her legs as well. Her nose warm too . I relieve her with showers Apple Cider Vinegar rinses but always there. I give her dry food cold meats chicken procesessed ham .chew sticks treats etc. She always looks misable I am trying. Help would be welcome.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Joyce,

Yeasty smell is often related to a grain based diet. What are you feeding your GSD? Take a look at the ingredient panel on the food bag and if you see grains then it is time to upgrade to a grain free diet. Once a systemic yeast infection takes hold it will take time to eliminate. So first cut out the grains and treats with grains and food dyes to stop feeding the yeast. Then consider alkalizing your dog's drinking water, and also Ted's Borax protocol for dogs [also dosed in the water] to knock down the yeast in the GI tract. And to keep your girl comfortable, keep up the vinegar rinses, and also consider a dip in Ted's Mange Remedy once every 2 weeks or so.

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