APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (often known as ACV)

Itchy Skin

ACV can help relieve itchy skin and rashes caused by yeast and poison ivy. The best way to apply is by making a 50/50 solution of apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle and applying directly onto itchy spots, but NOT open wounds – the vinegar will sting if the wound is raw. If you can’t apply topically and yeast is the main concern, you can feed ACV in your pet’s food or water.

Ear Cleaner

Itchy skin is often accompanied by itchy ears proactive cleaning regimen using half ACV and half purified water to prevent ear infection. Check your dog’s ears daily for wax and gunk. Clean dirty ears using individual cotton balls soaked in the solution. Swab out the ears until no gunk appears on the cotton ball.

Flea and Tick Repellent

Before your dog goes out, spray him with that 50/50 solution of ACV and water.

And for some added oomph, give 2 tablespoons of ACV in your dog’s food or water during flea and tick season.

 

Body Rinse


This rinse can be useful to restore skin pH, soothe itchy skin, calm rashes and has some added benefits for keeping biting flies, fleas and gnats at bay.

Mix the following ingredients together in a jar with cap and shake well before use:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar: 1/2 cup
  • Cooled Grean tea : 1/2 cup
  • Water (preferably distilled) : 1 cup

After bathing, apply this warm water/apple cider vinegar rinse to your animal friend’s coat/skin and massage in. Rinse well and pat dry, or allow the apple cider vinegar mix to air dry for the added benefit of bug relief.

This blended mixture can also be pre-made and kept in a glass jar in the refrigerator (for approximately one or two weeks – discard if moldy), and used for spot treatments for bug bites and stings.

 

This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the advice provided by your veterinarian.

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