Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for Dogs

 

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I received a comment from a reader asking if it is safe to give her dog ACV and cinnamon. At first I lost the comment and could not find it, technical glitch. So here is a response for all my readers.

acvI give both my dogs ACV all the time in their food and coconut oil, not together. ACV has many health benefits for your doggy. ACV has not helped stop fleas for my dogs, but I do not spray on their coats. I use Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. It does not have to be this brand, but organic is always healthier.

ACV has many health benefits for your pooch. What is good for your dog is usually good for people as well. I use it as an energy boost in water. The taste may take getting use to.

• Makes one less attractive to biting insects

• Helps prevent food poisoning

• Acts as a natural antibiotic by interrupting the development of infectious bacterial and viral diseases

• Relieves muscle fatigue

• Alleviates itching

This is just a few benefits. To read more about ACV, check out http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/2_6/features/5220-1.html and http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/3-simple-ways-apple-cider-vinegar-can-help-your-dog/.

I have never given my dogs cinnamon. Cinnamon is non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses, according to the ASPCA. I did find this article, http://www.pet360.com/dog/health/is-cinnamon-safe-for-dogs/31vMjCd26kSiNzjYLQcITw.

I do recommend all these web sites, Whole Dog Journal, Dogs Naturally Magazine, and Pet 360. However, I do not endorse any topical flea treatment, as they are found to be toxic for your pet. For more info about natural flea treatment, see https://thedogwalkersandiego.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/weekly-wag-7-natural-flea-repellent-remedies/.

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