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The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Discussion in 'Nutrition News and Articles' started by strykerdobe, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber


    This is the only Brand I would use!!!!!!

    By earthclinic

    Every home with dogs should have apple cider vinegar. It's a remedy with multiple uses for dogs: alleviating allergies, arthritis, establishing correct pH balance. You can also give apple cider vinegar to cats and horses.

    As written in an excellent, 1997 article by Wendy Volhard:

    "...If your dog has itchy skin, the beginnings of a hot spot, incessantly washes its feet, has smelly ears, or is picky about his food, the application of ACV may change things around. For poor appetite, use it in the food - 1 tablespoon, two times a day for a 50 lb. dog. For itchy skin or beginning hot spots, put ACV into a spray bottle, part the hair and spray on. Any skin eruption will dry up in 24 hours and will save you having to shave the dog. If the skin is already broken, dilute ACV with an equal amount of water and spray on.

    Taken internally, ACV is credited with maintaining the acid/alkaline balance of the digestive tract. To check your dog's pH balance, pick up some pH strips at the drug store, and first thing in the morning test the dog's urine. If it reads anywhere from 6.2 - 6.5, your dog's system is exactly where it should be. If it is 7.5 or higher, the diet you are feeding is too alkaline, and ACV will re-establish the correct balance.

    If you have a dog that has clear, watery discharge from the eyes, a runny nose, or coughs with a liquid sound, use ACV in his or her food. One teaspoon twice a day for a 50 lb. dog will do the job.

    After your weekly grooming sessions, use a few drops in his or her ears after cleaning them to avoid ear infections. Other uses for ACV are the prevention of muscle weakness, cramps, feeling the cold, calluses on elbows and hock joints, constipation, bruising too easily, pimples on skin surfaces, twitching of facial muscles, sore joints, arthritis and pus in the urine. There are also reports that it is useful in the prevention of bladder and kidney stones.

    Fleas, flies, ticks and bacteria, external parasites, ring worm, fungus, staphylococcus, streptococcus, pneumococcus, mange, etc., are unlikely to inhabit a dog whose system is acidic inside and out. Should you ever experience any of these with your dog, bathe with a nice gentle herbal shampoo -- one that you would use on your own hair -- rinse thoroughly, and then sponge on ACV diluted with equal amounts of warm water. Allow your dog to drip dry. It is not necessary to use harsh chemicals for minor flea infestations. All fleas drown in soapy water and the ACV rinse makes the skin too acidic for a re-infestation. If you are worried about picking up fleas when you take your dog away from home, keep some ACV in a spray bottle, and spray your dog before you leave home, and when you get back. Take some with you and keep it in the car, just in case you need it any time. Obviously for major infestations, more drastic measures are necessary. ACV normalizes the pH levels of the skin, makes your dog unpalatable to even the nastiest of bacteria and you have a dog that smells like a salad, a small price to pay!

    0-25 lbs - 1 teaspoon
    25-50 lbs - 2 teaspoon
    50-75 lbs - 1 TBSP
    75+ lbs - 1 1/2-2 TBSP

    The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
    By Organicpetdigest.com

    Apple cider vinegar has excellent antibacterial and antifungal properties that give the immune system a good boost, arming your dog with the strength to ward off pests like fleas and ticks and also diseases like parvo virus in dogs and parvo in puppies.

    Apple cider vinegar is also the king of skin and hair remedies. It is effective at fighting itching and scratching from allergies or bites. When applied directly to a hot spot on your dog’s skin, ACV will calm the redness and swelling all while providing your dog with some much needed relief. ACV can be poured directly on your dog’s fur after a bath and then rinsed, which will cure dandruff, rejuvenate hair and help balance the PH levels in the body.

    Apple cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It improves health and function of the vital organs such as the kidneys, bladder and liver.

    Apple cider vinegar can help fight tooth decay and splitting of your dog’s toe nails which are a direct result of a lack of potassium in the body.

    Potassium is also essential in replacing worn-out tissues within the body, making ACV beneficial in the treatment of arthritis.

    Apple cider vinegar has also been found to be helpful in the treatment of the following: allergies, osteoporosis, cancer, candida, high cholesterol, constipation, muscle cramps, diarrhea, depression, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, bladder problems, metabolism and stiff joints.
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  2. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Good for human metabolism too if you can get past the smell!
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  3. XerxesYoga

    XerxesYoga Notable member

    I wash my floors with it as she likes to lick floors! Also clean her ears. Sometimes she comes and lick the lid until I give her a spoon. I don't like the smell all started for her really.
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  4. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    That's so funny! We use it for our health but the smell is so icky. I was happy to discover it's so good for the dog too!
  5. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I think a lot of people cook with it since it's not supposed to lose it's value but it does cover the smell.
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  6. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    We will try cooking with it then. Good tip. So far we put it into our salads and give it to Kaiser with his morning meals. I tried drinking it in the morning "shot style" but it's hard to stick to it. Now I just have lemon juice and turmeric shots chased by lots of water!
  7. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    I need to take it with Organic Apple juice
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  8. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    That's a faster way to mask it. I'll try the apple juice too.
  9. Prushanks

    Prushanks Hot Topics Subscriber

    I have been taking a tsp in a glass of low sodium V8 type of drink (forgot name) and it kind of reminds me of a Bloody Mary! :D
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  10. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Anything that feels like Friday night drinks is worth a try lol :woot2:
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  11. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    I tried it this morning and it totally works! The juice is a perfect mask. I used a straw but I think I'll try gulping it next. The key for me is to not smell it so I breathe with my mouth open before and after! Kaiser thought I was preparing it for him so he was sitting there drooling. I guess that means he must like the taste.
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  12. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Interesting. Buddy has been using his back leg and scratching his underbelly. I stop him when I see him but wondered what's bothering him. I should try this!
  13. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    I would try it in food and topically
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  14. Viemarangelrock

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    I use apple cider vinegar to sanitize and get rid of nasty smells in my washing machine. 2 cups on a full cycle....voila!!

    It can also fight mildew, makes a formidable kitchen cleaner when mixed with water (gets rid of bacteria) and it's amazing at getting rid of carpet stains ( Pour a few tablespoons of salt into the vinegar and rub it into the stain then vacuum after)

    I ALWAYS keep a bottle in my cupboard. It's so versatile!
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  15. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I know Braggs is the best, especially for taking internally. But I've often wondered what the difference is between the APPLE and WHITE vinegar's? Does one clean better? disinfect better?
  16. Viemarangelrock

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    I think white vinegar is used more commonly for cleaning whereas ACV is popular for its health benefits.

    I use mainly ACV around the house. They pretty much do the same thing when it comes down to cleaning.
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  17. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

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  18. Tropicalbri's

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    I buy ACV by the gallon because I use it everyday along with baking soda to soak their paws after a day of play, swimming and training.
    Their feet stink at the end of the day from being in coral sand and rock. Not going to have smelly dogs in bed with me. I have a very sensitive sniffer.
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  19. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    I get mine from Costco. They sell theirs in a plastic container which I'm not keen on so I transfer it ASAP into glass bottles at home.
  20. Tropicalbri's

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    I buy it in a glass gallon jug. My friend’s own the local small market and they order it in for me and only charge me wholesale price.
    They also give me all the meat scraps when they cut up the different meats.
    It really helps when feeding raw.
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