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For a Natural Approach simply adding a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to your dogs water bowl has many benefits. Most importantly Apple Cider Vinegar has antiviral, antifungal, anti-sceptic and anti-inflammatory properties therefore it can: boost the immune system; help with fungal infections such as ring worm; help with wounds and spots; it’s anti-inflammatory properties can help dogs with arthritis and joint problems. Humans have been using this for centuries for its health benefits, can also be used to help cats and horses too. Other reasons to add apple cider vinegar to your dogs water bowl include:
What Apple Cider Vinegar?
Buying the right vinegar is very important. Apple Cider Vinegar ranges in colour from a light golden to orange. You’ll know you’ve found the right stuff if you see sediment, referred to as the “mother of vinegar” on the bottom of the bottle.
You must buy Apple Cider Vinegar that is unpasteurised and comes with the ‘Mother’ intact. This ‘Mother’ (all the beneficial living enzymes left in) and this is why it has a cloudy look to it. Other, more commercial brands boil, pasteurise and downright kill their vinegar to make it clear and look pleasing to the eye but this removes all of the powerful properties rendering the vinegar useless. Some people refer to these as ‘dead’ vinegars.
The daily dosage is one teaspoon for small dogs and one tablespoons for medium-large dogs, added to water or placed on top of food.
If using on the skin apply directly to the skin with cotton wool. Can also be used diluted with water in a mister bottle and sprayed on to your dogs coat to help prevent fleas Note: Do not spray over your dogs eyes. This can also be sprayed onto your pets bedding to eliminate fleas.
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