You do not have to visit pet stores for expensive shampoos and flea repellants. Apple cider vinegar has many properties used for washing, refreshing, relieving hotspots, soothing dry, itchy skin, and even to stop your dog from licking his skin or paws incessantly. In the bath or out of the bath, apple cider vinegar can also be used to clean out your dog’s ears and help prevent or assist in healing a yeast infection. Giving your dog an apple cider bath is easy to do and can benefit your dog externally as well as internally. When used in the water or even a spray bottle, apple cider vinegar can also help to repel fleas.
The soothing enzymes in apple cider vinegar can provide comfort for your dog’s skin unless the skin is broken. If your dog has irritated hot spots or itchy flea bites that are open, dilute the apple cider vinegar to avoid a stinging sensation. Also, remember a treat or two never hurt during or after a much-needed bath.
Don’t worry about fleas, stench, or dry, itching skin. Use nature’s cureall to give your pup a paw-tastic apple cider vinegar bath that won’t irritate the skin like chemical shampoos can. Rinse off the vinegar smell and get rid of the fleas in your pup’s coat. You’ll have a happy dog who gives you a round of a-paws for your love and care.
How often is safe to give a dog an apple cider vinegar rinse?
Hi there, Uzi is sweet! I would use the apple cider vinegar rinse only occasionally. Some dogs will experience dry and irritated skin if a vinegar rinse is used too much. In my opinion, once or twice a month at the most, after using a veterinarian recommended shampoo. All the best with Uzi!
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Contact dermatist itchy dry patchy skin
Would weekly Apple cider vinegar with water bath be ok.
Hello and thank you for your question about Snoozie. Is Snoozie being treated by the veterinarian for the contact dermatitis? The vet can best answer your question but I do think that apple cider vinegar may be harsh on the skin; I would try an oatmeal bath with tepid to just slightly warm water (hot water can irritate). Grind 2 cups oatmeal and add to the bath. After bathing, rinse well and gently towel dry. The excess oatmeal can be brushed out once the fur is dry. As for frequency, I would ask your vet if they agree on the oatmeal bath, and how often they think the bath will help. Good luck with Snoozie!
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My dog had a continuous yeast infection between the pads of her feet and along with my veterinarian, I had tried antibiotic and topical treatments but it never quite went away. One day I tried a solution of Listerine and water. I mixed 1/2 cup of regular Listerine and to 1 1/2 cups of water and stored it in a sealed tub. Then twice daily I soaked her feet for about five minutes. I refreshed the solution every three days. Within two weeks the yeast infection had disappeared and has never returned. I told my veterinarian and he said the alcohol in the Listerine probably did the trick and he was going to recommend it to a few clients to try.