Apple Cider Vinegar For Dogs
Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother)
Apple Cider Vinegar is a great natural supplement that has so many benefits for dogs.
Our Apple Cider Vinegar is with the mother. The main difference you’ll see between raw and pasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar is the “mother”. The mother is the bacteria and yeast used to ferment the apple cider into apple cider vinegar. The mother will make the ACV cloudy. Or you might see a blob at the bottom of the bottle that looks kind of like a spider web. All you need to do is shake the bottle and you are ready to use.
You should not give your dog undiluted Apple Cider Vinegar. Always mix it into their water or food as per daily dosage based on their weight below.
· 1 tsp for dogs up to 6kg
· 2 tsp for dogs 7kg to 15kg
· 3 tsp for dogs 16kg plus
NOTE: When you use apple cider vinegar internally or externally, monitor your dog for any adverse reactions. This could include vomiting or itchiness.
Blood Sugar Levels
Apple Cider Vinegar may be able to help with regulating blood sugar levels in your dog as studies have shown that consuming it for 8 to 12 weeks can reduce blood sugar levels. This could help prevent diabetes . or in an already diabetic dog, could mean he needs less insulin.
There are a number of cardiovascular benefits to apple cider vinegar. The acetic acid that is present can help reduce high lipid levels and high blood pressure. This can better heart health.
Gut Health and Toxic Bacteria
Gut health is incredibly important to your dog’s overall health. That’s because nearly 90% of your dog’s immune system is in his gut. Probiotics are good bacteria that support your dog’s gut health. And prebiotics feed those good bacteria to help them work better.
The fermentation process used for raw Apple Cider Vinegar makes it a useful prebiotic. It’s prebiotic properties support the good bacteria in the gut, helping with digestion and keeping the gut nice and healthy.
There is also evidence that Apple Cider Vinegar can help restrict the growth of toxic bacteria like E. coli, S. aureus (staph infection) and yeast like C. albicans (candida). This means you can use it to help manage infections in your dog and again promote good gut health.
Apple Cider Vinegar maybe able to help your dog’s mind sharp. Recent studies show that foods that contain phenolic compounds, which Apple Cider Vinegar is full of, can help lower Alzheimer’s risk in humans. So they could help protect your dog from Canine Cognitive Disorder (CCD).
Apple Cider Vinegar in your dog's water will acidify the water and thus may help remove yeast from your dog's system which is what can cause tear staining.
Apple Cider Vinegar can be used to relieve itchy skin and rashes. Just dilute the apple cider vinegar with water on a 50/50 ratio. Use a spray bottle and then apply directly. Do NOT apply to open wounds as this will sting. You can also mix in with your dog’s food/water if you cannot apply directly.
You don’t need to clean your dog’s ears regularly, dirty ears usually clear themselves up. However if your dog has itchy, uncomfortable ears then you can use a mixture of 50/50 Apple Cider Vinegar and boiled water that has been cooled. Use cotton wool balls or pads, dip them in the solution and only clean the VISIBLE part of the ear.
Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks don’t like the acidity of Apple Cider Vinegar, so spraying your dog’s coat with a 50/50 Apple Cider Vinegar and water solution is a great repellent. If you are adding Apple Cider Vinegar to your dog’s food this will also repel them. Another great Natural Flea and Tick repellent is our Flea Off powder.
Stains and Odours
If your dog has an accident in the house, Apple Cider Vinegar diluted with water is a great way to clean the stain up and to eliminate some or all of the odour to discourage them from having an accident again in the same place. It can also be sprayed on their dog bed or favourite spot. A ratio of 1:3 with water will work for this.