Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits
Moderators: is there any way the following info could be a Sticky in the Golden Retriever Health section here on GRF?
A Google search for "Apple Cider Vinegar" (ACV) and the benefits for dogs will result in a lot of info. Plus much as been posted here on the Golden Retriever Forum about ACV (just do a "Search" on GRF). You're welcome to do your own searching, but I thought I'd post a snippet from one of the links:
1. ACV contains vitamins, minerals, and enzymes important for keeping animals healthy.
2. ACV neutralizes the acid in dogs and cats. Adding apple cider vinegar to their food will help keep those brown tear stains for forming under their eyes and eliminate the brown patches on your lawn by balancing your pet’s PH.
3. A solution of half water and half ACV added to the skin after a bath will get rid of fleas. Let the fur air dry and, to be sure fleas don’t return add a table spoon of ACV to their drinking water. (4 to 5 cups of water) Adjust amount of vinegar for small animals.
4. For itchy skin use a solution of half water and half ACV on your pet’s skin as well as adding it to their drinking water.
5. For Ringworm, sponge affected areas twice a day with one third water and two thirds ACV.
6. You can ease the pain of arthritis and stop hot spots by adding ACV to your pet’s drinking water.
7. Spray your barn with Apple Cider Vinegar to keep flies away. Also, sprayed on farm animals to keep flies, and other pests away.
8. A bit of vinegar in their food or drinking water will keep kidney stones from forming especially in cats.
9. Spray ACV to horses hooves to dry up thrush.
10. Spray your pet’s bed and bedding with ACV every few days to keep fleas from moving in and to keep it smelling nice.
Your pet depends on you for it’s well being so it is important to remember that small animals such as birds, cats, and small dogs need a lot less ACV than larger animals. Adjust the dose according to your pet’s size and work them up slowly to the recommended dose. If you are not sure how much ACV to use talk to your animal health professional.
Read more: 10 Good Reasons to Give Your Pet Apple Cider Vinegar | The Real Owner
While it is interesting info, (I have used ACV...) if made a sticky it would set a precedent for a million other "home remedies" to be also.
I think in all things - people should consult their vets before using something.
I know my dad used to do the apple cider vinegar thing before but had to stop because it conflicted with one of his meds.
I believe my concern about using something like this with Jacks is what it would do to his PH level. As it is, we have him on cranberry juice which is similar.
@vinegar for horses - definitely, I would use it for feet (plain white vinegar, best way to treat feet when they are just starting to get iffy), but it doesn't keep the flies away. If you use natural repellants for flies, think citronella.
Probably should add, my barn lady uses vinegar in a liniment she stirs up. There's another use. :)
It is also important to note that the apple cidar vinegar that should be used is the type you buy in the health food store. The type that is not filtered, pasteurized, or distilled. It will look kind of cloudy. Not the amber looking ACV that is sold next to the white vinegar in the grocery store.
The clear ACV in the grocery store, all the nutrients have been processed out of it.
I cannot add the ACV to Bayne's water, he will not drink it then. I haven't tried to add to the cat's water, but they use the cat fountain, will the ACV be ok on the filter?
Unfortunately we have to really limit the sticky threads, especially in the Health forum, as there gets to be so many of them.
I would also say that if we're going to make something a sticky, we should have information about the science behind the claims. Though I think most on the list are great ideas, I would want to know that they were scientifically proven (or at least anecdotally proven by people whose opinion I respect) before making it a sticky. I have been ptutting some ACV on Tucker's food and I believe it is helping with his itchy feet .. But too soon to be sure.
How are those of you who are giving your Golden's ACV getting them to take it?
Other than using a syringe to force it or buying caps, anyone have any solutions? Input would be appreciated.
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