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ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) and Lincoln

Okay, I decided to go ahead after checking with my vet if the ACV wil interfere with his Soloxine or the way it absorbs he said no. So, I figured I would start this thread to post his progress on the ACV for anyone in the future thinking about it. Anyone want to post their experience with ACV please do so.

I am starting Lincoln on 1 table spoon into his food daily. I will be adding it to his dinner feeding. Heres how his routine looks like

AM- Soloxine, Aloe Vera Juice and his Joint supplement
PM- Soloxine, ACV and his Joint Supplement.

I have taken out any fish oil/vitamin E pills for now except what is in his Joint Supplement.

For those who dont know, he is fed Acana Lamb/Oats.

His issues are non stop itching and licking of the paws that randomly started up again. Im hoping I do not need steroids.
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Wondering if it would be better to give the thyroid med on an empty stomach to Link. I know in people the med should be taken 2 hours before you eat a full meal- Better absorption.

Buddy takes ACV 2 tablespoons daily and a butt load of other supplements. Every time I decrease 1 he gets a hot spot. He is a happy walking drug store

I hope it helps Link
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Wondering if it would be better to give the thyroid med on an empty stomach to Link. I know in people the med should be taken 2 hours before you eat a full meal- Better absorption.

Buddy takes ACV 2 tablespoons daily and a butt load of other supplements. Every time I decrease 1 he gets a hot spot. He is a happy walking drug store

I hope it helps Link
I am giving the morning pill with food and the evening pill 3 hours after his meal. The most I can do is feed him at 8:00am and give his morning pill at 11am then feed again at 5pm and give his evening pill at 11pm.
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If he's still itching and licking his paws, put some ACV in a spray bottle with water (1/2 and 1/2) and spray it on his paws and on every place where he's scratching. This should calm the areas down fairly quickly. Be very gentle/cautious with areas that are raw and/or oozing. You might super-dilute the ACV and try it on these areas, but again, be careful. The worst that would happen is that the diluted ACV would sting a bit, but that sensation goes away quickly and is replaced by relief.

Continue with adding the ACV to his food. I agree with MikaTallulah to add 2 tablespoons daily to his food. If you want, split it up between his 2 meals, or however many meals he gets.
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If he's still itching and licking his paws, put some ACV in a spray bottle with water (1/2 and 1/2) and spray it on his paws and on every place where he's scratching. This should calm the areas down fairly quickly. Be very gentle/cautious with areas that are raw and/or oozing. You might super-dilute the ACV and try it on these areas, but again, be careful. The worst that would happen is that the diluted ACV would sting a bit, but that sensation goes away quickly and is replaced by relief.

Continue with adding the ACV to his food. I agree with MikaTallulah to add 2 tablespoons daily to his food. If you want, split it up between his 2 meals, or however many meals he gets.
I gotta wean him on it. I will also switch his thyroid medication to 3 hours after his morning meal so I can add the ACV into morning and evening meals
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My mother was told by her holistic vet to give her dogs that have bad skin problems ACV, along with a "recipe" of other herbs and spices, like garlic clove. It works.

Her dog has just started itching and crying again, ends up being, she had ran out of ACV a few weeks earlier, and has forgotten to buy it again.

He also gets very itchy if he gets any treats or food that is not the natural food he is given. I'll ask my mother the brands again. I know one of them is venison, and she can only feed the venison during a particular season, can't remember if it is winter or summer.
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I was kinda wondering if ACV could cause excessive gas? This last couple days Lincoln has been farting like no tomorrow. It smells so bad to! This is odd for him. The only new thing is the ACV. No new treats or food or anything.
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I don't know about the gas--haven't had that problem.

I've been giving Tucker ACV. Two tablespoons, diluted, to start. I soaked his kibble with it. It seemed to help a bit with his paws. I decided to try giving him more, so now he's getting three tablespoons. He doesn't mind it at all, and it seems to be helping. to make it simple, I fill a jar halfway with vinegar, and then half more with the water. That way I just need to shake the jar and measure out the liquid into his bowl.

A question for everybody who uses the ACV--do you refrigerate it after opening the jar? I have been, but it does not say to do so on the bottle. Will cold harm the "mother" in the bottle? Argh the things we worry about for our dogs!
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I don't know about the gas--haven't had that problem.

I've been giving Tucker ACV. Two tablespoons, diluted, to start. I soaked his kibble with it. It seemed to help a bit with his paws. I decided to try giving him more, so now he's getting three tablespoons. He doesn't mind it at all, and it seems to be helping. to make it simple, I fill a jar halfway with vinegar, and then half more with the water. That way I just need to shake the jar and measure out the liquid into his bowl.

A question for everybody who uses the ACV--do you refrigerate it after opening the jar? I have been, but it does not say to do so on the bottle. Will cold harm the "mother" in the bottle? Argh the things we worry about for our dogs!
Ive often wondered this as well. I dont put mine in the fridge. I dont dilute mine. He gets 1 tablespoon in his evening meal. I dilute it in the kibble as I add some water to.
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I leave Buddy's ACV in the pantry with his other meds out of direct sunlight and a little cooler than if it was just on the counter. The bottle says refrigeration not necessary.
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