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Did it cause a bit of stomach upset at first? Mia's stools are loose and the only thing I'd be able to pin it down to would be the adding of ACV to her water. I don't think that the treats I'm giving her would cause it because I've given them before with no problems.
 

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Apple cidar vinegar, I guess I should have typed the whole thing out. No wonder no one responded they didn't know what the heck I was going on about.
 

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Apple cidar vinegar, I guess I should have typed the whole thing out. No wonder no one responded they didn't know what the heck I was going on about.
Hehe, yep, I read it and was like "huh". :) We've never added it to our dog's water, what is it supposed to do?
 

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ACV is excellent as an addition to dogs water and/or food. I use it also to clean ears. Here is some additional information:

Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs
Updated: 02/23/2010



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! "
 

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The ACV you get should be the ACV with "mother" it looks kind of cloudy and has a yellow label. I've never noticed loose stools. We've had loose stools this week from canned food for some reason.
 

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The ACV you get should be the ACV with "mother" it looks kind of cloudy and has a yellow label. I've never noticed loose stools. We've had loose stools this week from canned food for some reason.
Pretty sure it was something else as it's back to normal today. Dogs are weird with their bm.
 

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I do not know ...:rolffleyes:... I am all for natural remedies but "if it is not broken...."
That works for things like hair plucking but apple cider vinegar would be the equivalent to adding supplements to a dog's diet. It is beneficial to use daily.
 

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ACV is excellent as an addition to dogs water and/or food. I use it also to clean ears. Here is some additional information:

Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs
Updated: 02/23/2010



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! "
Thanks for this information!!
 

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Molars I think she still has left to lose. Sometimes she has stinky breath and I know that's probably food caught in a loose tooth. I'll be glad when that's all over.
 

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I always have ACV and when in a pinch I TOO will grab this for HB. :)
AAAAaaaaack!!!! Spit, spit, sputter, gag, spit, cough, cough, shudder... ACV is about the worst thing I've ever tasted in my LIFE!!! :lol: I had a horrible cold once and someone old me that ACV would help me get better faster... I bought some and downed a shot... OMG!!!! It was horrible!!! :pound: I'd rather be sick for an extra month than ever drink that stuff again!!! :scared:
 

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For people, I take some for my kidney issues, and I put it in lemonade. It sort of covers the flavor :lol:
 

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Interesting :rolffleyes:... Why would than apple v. differ from wine v. :rolffleyes: They both have the same % of acetic acid :rolffleyes: If changing a Ph in the stomach is a goal , than any vinegar would do .

Beyond that- internal usage of vinegar would have no benefit since Ph is regulated by the body and in the intestines it would already be neutral Ph so other enzymes can work during digestion.

I am really intrigued by the whole concept and will do more research to see why "scientifically" it would have any benefit.

For Olie it can work LOL - since it WOULD change Ph temporarily, but maybe long enough for digestion to have correct start and inhibition of extra stomach acid production which is definitely MORE potent and "damaging" for a sensitive stomach :rolffleyes:

Beyond stomach I really doubt it can have any effect *hmmmm....
 
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