14 Surprising Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Your Dog
From using it as a shampoo, tackling itchy skin, dandruff, urinary health to arthritis pain relief and more, watch till the end to learn about all of them. Other videos …
Apple Cider Vinegar has been used by humans
for thousands of years to treat everything
from acne to dandruff.
It has proved to be one of the most versatile
and useful products.
But what if we told you, even dogs can benefit
Hi viewers and welcome back to another bestie
Health problems are common in dogs.
They are prone to infestations, infections
It can be quite upsetting to see them suffer
again and again, not to mention the hefty
fees you have to pay the vet on each visit.
This is where Apple Cider Vinegar comes into
It is a miraculous liquid that can help your
dog in many ways.
And in today’s video, we will tell you what
From using it as a shampoo, tackling itchy
skin, dandruff, urinary health to arthritis
pain relief and more, watch till the end to
learn about all of them.
Clear Paw Infections: Dogs tend to walk on
hard uneven surfaces everyday.
This may not be the best thing for their paws
causing irritation and infections.
If you notice your dog is resistant to walk
or you can visibly see an infection on their
paws, try soaking them in a mixture of 50
percent water and 50 percent apple cider vinegar
That should help clear up the infection and
get them back in action in no time.
How often do you clean your dog’s paws?
Are they prone to infections?
Tell us quickly in the comments section below!
Clean out their ears: The antibacterial properties
of ACV make it a good option to clean out
a dog's ears.
It will help to prevent infection and ward
off parasites that are susceptible to the
acid present in it.
Make a mixture of equal parts distilled water
Soak cotton balls in the mixture.
Swab your dog’s ears, going in only as far
as you can see, until the cotton balls come
Dry the ear with a clean cotton pad or cotton
ball, as damp ears are associated with ear
irritation and infections.
Prior to using apple cider vinegar to clean
your dog’s ears, it is important to make
sure that the inside of the ear is not raw.
ACV's astringent properties may sting their
ears or cause the delicate skin of the ear
canal to dry out.
Tackle Itchy Skin: ACV helps to soothe and
relieve rashes caused by a yeast infection,
helping to prevent its spread.
The natural acid helps to eliminate dead skin
cells, exposing new and healthy ones.
Combine 2 to 3 tablespoons of ACV to 1 quart
of water to make a post-bath rinse.
Bathe your dog as usual.
After thoroughly rinsing the shampoo from
their coat, pour the ACV mixture over them,
carefully avoiding his eyes.
Do not rinse; towel dry your dog until damp
and then let dry naturally.
Another option is misting diluted or undiluted
ACV on your pup’s fur immediately before
brushing to help give his coat a beautiful,
Relieve Hot Spots: Almost anything that causes
skin irritation or itchiness can result in
a hot spot.
Once started, the skin only gets itchier,
and unfortunately scratching further aggravates
Apple cider vinegar not only addresses many
of the root causes of hot spots, but also
helps relieve general skin irritation and
Mix one part purified water with one part
ACV, then soak a cotton bowl with this solution
and use it to dab the affected area.
Reapply daily or as needed until the problem
However, never use this method on open wounds
or raw skin, as ACV could cause pain in these
Dandruff: Nothing distracts from a shiny,
healthy coat like doggy dandruff.
Plus, dandruff means they also have itchy
skin—and that’s no fun.
A topical application of apple cider vinegar
can lessen or temporarily eliminate dandruff.
By combating itchy, dry skin, it can also
help prevent it from returning.
Mix a solution of 50/50 apple cider vinegar
After bathing your dog as normal, apply this
solution to their fur using a spray bottle.
Then, massage the spray into their coat using
Do not spray on or near their face.
Instead use your hands to apply the solution
to these sensitive areas.
Digestive Support: Digestion is the foundation
of your pet’s health.
Poorly digested or absorbed nutrients can
lead to many health issues, including skin
and coat problems.
Feeding a small amount of apple cider vinegar
will aid in the digestion process, and help
to deliver better nutrition throughout their
Vinegar is acidic, so when fed with meals,
it helps to break down large food molecules
into their core nutrients.
Small amounts of vinegar will not harm the
helpful gut bacteria or enzymes that their
bodies produce during digestion.
Insect Repellent: Apple cider vinegar can
be used as a natural way to repel fleas, ticks
and biting flies.
Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part
filtered water into a spray bottle.
Spray the mixture directly onto the dog's
coat before going outside.
Fleas hate the acidity of the ACV and will
jump straight off of their body.
Tear Stains: Very common in small dogs and
dogs with shorter snouts, tear stains can
be annoying and unsightly.
Bacteria excreted through the tear ducts can
lead to staining of the fur if the face is
not cleaned daily.
Adding apple cider vinegar to your dog’s
water will lower their pH, and prevent excessive
This won’t stop tears, as some breeds are
prone to it.
But daily grooming combined with ACV will
keep the stains at bay.
Urinary Health: Urinary tract infections are
unpleasant and can be quite painful for your
dog if not treated quickly.
Apple cider vinegar can help to neutralize
the bacteria that have populated in their
It also slightly acidifies the urine.
Alkaline environments allow bacteria to multiply,
which can lead to infections, crystals, and
even stones if left untreated.
Encourage your dog to drink more to prevent
bacteria from adhering to the lining of their
Instead of adding apple cider vinegar to their
water, which may discourage drinking, add
it to a strong flavored food that will mask
the vinegar taste.
Better Dental Health: Research continues to
suggest the benefits of apple cider vinegar
when it comes to preventing tooth decay.
It is believed that the acidity levels in
ACV help to break down plaque and remove tartar
on your dog's teeth.
By adding a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
to their food or drinking water, you can help
maintain their dental health.
ACV is a great addition but should not be
the only way that you keep their teeth free
of plaque and tartar.
We recommend brushing their teeth regularly
and keeping a watchful eye on any changes
you may find in their mouth.
Shampoo: This magic product can even be used
as a dog’s shampoo.
Combine apple cider vinegar, pet shampoo,
and water and apply liberally on the dog’s
The ACV will help condition and remove bacteria
that can live on their skin.
This will help the healing process of any
cuts or abrasions they may have suffered.
Cure Dog Mange: An irritating condition of
the skin with hair loss and unsightly scabs,
mange can seem like a curse.
Stand your dog in a tub, sink, or any place
with drainage so that making a wet mess is
not a problem.
You need to do this ritual daily.
Pour undiluted apple cider vinegar over your
dog’s body parts affected by mange.
Just pat off the excess lightly, and let it
Did you know that there are certain things
that may be harming your dog even without
you knowing it?
To find out what they are, watch this video
titled “6 Things You Didn’t Realize Are
Killing Your Dog”
Now back to the best ways to use apple cider
vinegar for dogs.
Anti Tick Sponge Bath: Bathe your dog as usual,
rinsing his coat and applying an ACV mixture
while he’s still wet.
Combine one part water to one part ACV in
a medium bucket or container.
Dampen and squeeze out a large sponge, then
dunk the sponge in the ACV mixture to absorb
Sponge the mixture on their coat, dunking
the sponge as needed to absorb more of the
Make sure the coat is soaked all the way to
his skin, then allow the fur to air-dry.
Arthritis Pain Relief: Applying warm ACV to
the dog’s joints can help alleviate arthritis
Adding ACV to their food or water can help
break down calcium deposits that form around
older dog’s joints.
Use the recommended dose of 1 teaspoon to
1 tablespoon of ACV per 50 pounds of body
Add the dose of ACV to their food or water
twice per week.
Continue to use until the joints become less
painful and more flexible.
Have plain drinking water available as an
alternative if adding ACV to water.
Dogs may drink less water if ACV is added,
and having plain water available reduces the
possibility of dehydration.
You can also warm a small portion of undiluted
ACV in the microwave.
Soak a compress or folded washcloth in the
mixture until saturated.
Apply the compress directly to the dog’s
Have you ever used ACV for your dogs?
Would you rather go to the vet or use ACV
as a remedy?
Let us know in the comments section below!