The list of proven ACV benefits for #dogs covers dozens of topics including external applications and internal therapies. Because apple cider vinegar is #natural it’s safe to use as an external wash or spray. However, always be careful to keep it away from your dog’s eyes. #Holisticvets often recommend #ACV for:
Discouraging fleas and ticks. Treating rashes and hot spots. Soothing irritated paw pads. Reducing ear yeast infections
#Therapeutic for the Inside
ACV is considered a natural #detoxifier and its long-term use can help your dog resist infections. Because it’s rich in #potassium, it’s also beneficial to dogs with diuretic problems. The recommended dosage is 1 teaspoon of #applecidervinegar for every 15 pounds of body weight. It’s best to start with a small amount in your dog’s drinking bowl and gradually build up to his proper dosage. The #benefitsofACVtherapy include:
A stronger immune system.
Less arthritis stiffness.
Fewer urinary tract problems.
Reduction in fecal odor.
Improved vital organ functions.
#Organic vs. Pasteurized
The apple cider #vinegar on grocery store shelves is clear because it’s pasteurized. The distilling process results in an attractive product, but it destroys the #vitamins #minerals and #enzymes that give ACV its therapeutic qualities. #Organicapplecidervinegar is the preferred choice for maintaining #dogwellness because it contains #nutrients and #essentialacids that contribute to better digestion and overall #goodhealth. While organic ACV costs more than pasteurized vinegar, it’s still less expensive than most OTC #dogsupplements.
Concerns and Considerations
The main reservation about organic apple cider vinegar focuses on the fact that it isn’t pasteurized. However, its #naturalacidity makes it highly resistant to #bacterial growth. Some #vets express concerns that ACV can throw off a dog’s #pHbalance. Before starting your dog on apple cider vinegar therapy, have his blood and urine tested to make sure that his system isn’t overly acidic. Most dogs respond very well to ACV, but use good judgment before you begin any home-based treatments and therapies.
Always consult with your vet. Pic from the amazing @_thedogdude