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Apple Cider Vinegar Great Stuff!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by BoiBoi, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. BoiBoi

    BoiBoi CH Dog

    I'd like to start this thread to let everyone know that u don't need to spend boatloads of money on flea and tick preventative medicine like frontline and crap like that, just spend 2 or 3 bucks on a bottle of ACV and u'll be set for a long time. Big props to 215pitts for informing me of the use of ACV with the dogs, it has made a world of a difference. I've been misting my dogs with it a bit diluted with water to prevent ticks, and let me just say its working like magic, not a single tick on my dogs since i started using it. Before i started using it i would walk my dog and by the end of the walk i'd be picking 10-20 ticks off of him, well since the first application of ACV i haven't had to pick off a single tick, they freaking jump off as soon as they jump on the dog.

    Another great use of ACV is skin problems. My pup has developed a dry spot on her tail possibly from dust mites, so i cleaned out her doghouse and sprayed the dry spot with straight ACV, not diluted and its already starting to go away.

    There are many more uses for ACV with the dogs, like putting a tablespoon over the dogs food or in the water which will help the dogs body get the right PH balance and the dog will develop a nice shiny coat, plus there will be no pest problem because the dog will be too acidic for any pests like flies, fleas or ticks.

    Any other uses that people have found should be posted on this thread to educate anyone that doesn't know the uses of ACV, trust me u will save a lot of money and ur dogs will be healthier, only downfall is the dog will smell like a salad.
  2. 215pitts

    215pitts Top Dog

    I have to buy another bottle...I'm out of it right now:)

  3. BoiBoi

    BoiBoi CH Dog

    yea man i just got a big one last night for like 2.50
  4. koening

    koening Top Dog

    Great info BoiBoi ! Can i cross post this on another forum ?
  5. 215pitts

    215pitts Top Dog

    NOW, Don't forget guys ACV also helps cutt that fat from the dog's belly ;). I read an article about it on the net a while back. Let me try to find it.
  6. BoiBoi

    BoiBoi CH Dog

    feel free to, great money saving topic that anyone with dogs should know
  7. Chef-Kergin

    Chef-Kergin Guest

    while i enjoyed the post, and found the information to be useful and worth a try in regards to keeping insects at bay, iono about using vinegar of any sort to cut the fat from a dog's belly.

    just my $0.02, but i've heard from more than one person who's opinion i trust that's not the route you want to go to cut fat off the dog.

    give it a try and let us know how it works, though.
  8. BringBackup

    BringBackup Top Dog

    i will definitely be checking this out. i am never comfortable pumping my dogs with tons of chemicals.

    anyone have any suggestions for repelling mosquitos? it's their season here right now and i can't have my dogs outside past 6pm without them being hoarded by those bloodsuckers.
  9. BoiBoi

    BoiBoi CH Dog

    I'm pretty sure a few sprays of ACV will solve ur bloodsucker issue, give it a try, u aint got nothin to loose but 2 or 3 bucks for a bottle, and hey u can always make a salad if it don't work for the dogs lol
  10. bullydogs

    bullydogs Top Dog

    Good Post Boi Boi.

    So let me get this right. 50/50 ACV-Water???? Or different. Had to pick off a tick last night:mad: How does the dog smell after spaying it on?:eek:

    Chef, i believe ACV is used more as a aid in cutting some excess fat. Best way of course is....bustin azz and good nutrition. I usually use it for 5 days before show. And i like to dilute it in water. I know alot of people take two tablespoons a day....and say it works wonders. Has anyone used ACV for a long period of time? Would love to hear some feedback.
  11. BoiBoi

    BoiBoi CH Dog

    it doesn't hurt to go more of a 75-25 ACV-water when spraying it on the dog to repell ticks, i did that last night with the big dog and took him for a walk down a path that he always gets ticks on him and when we were done there wasn't a single one on him.
  12. bullydogs

    bullydogs Top Dog

    Ok, i will give this a try. Gotta find me a spray bottle.
  13. BoiBoi

    BoiBoi CH Dog

    oh and for dry spots or hot spots i would go with 100% ACV but not too much, just a spray a day and it will start to improve within a few days
  14. pittychick

    pittychick Big Dog

    I may have to give this a go. I bought some flea and tick stuff last week because I was going hiking with the dogs. It was an all natural version and worked well, although they still managed to get a couple of ticks on their faces. I'm just nervous of them stinking up my house!
  15. koening

    koening Top Dog

    Bump ! I will be sure to try it , but one question : Does it help with fleas to ?
  16. BoiBoi

    BoiBoi CH Dog

    it should help with any type of infestation, including fleas. What i've come to understand from the research is that pests don't like a host that is acidic, by spraying a little every couple days u will keep the dogs skin too acidic for pests to thrive, but u will not harm the dog as long as u don't go crazy with it.
  17. 215pitts

    215pitts Top Dog

    This is weird, I thought everyone knew this;)
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  18. BoiBoi

    BoiBoi CH Dog

    nah man a lot of folks never heard of this, again big props to u for opening my eyes on the use of ACV
  19. Wow, i too thought this was common knowledge. I guess it would be wise to add that best ACV has what seems a white string in it. If you find it, it is waaay better than the common ACV you find in the stores.

    That said, i never thought of spraying it on the coat. I know to give it in water and/or food will make their blood acidic enough to not be appealing to pests. ACV also helps digestion.
  20. thepitpalace

    thepitpalace Big Dog

    Been using it for about a year now. Pour a little in the water everyday and spray 'em down when playing outside all day. Half of the dogs are outside and the other half are inside. Haven't really smelled it on the furniture or anything (maybe I am just use to it by now). No ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, or flies. Worth the couple of bucks it costs...

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