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The Magical Benefits of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs

Posted by info@v-dog.com (Lindsay Rubin) on November 16, 2016 0 Comments

No matter how healthy we feed them, sometimes our furry companions are still itchy or have ocassional tummy troubles or dry skin. Does this sound like your pup? Read on for some potentially magical tips! 

"Many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and substances are available in Bragg apple cider vinegar to improve the health of your dog. ACV can provide them with enzymes and important minerals, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, chlorine, phosphorus, iron, silicon and other trace minerals. Be sure to purchase organic unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally fermented ACV for its medicinal features. 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. Do not buy white distilled vinegar, as it has none of the beneficial elements listed above." (via  Bragg website) 

Organic apple cider vinegar works its magic by balancing out the pH of the body. When paired with a healthy diet, the benefits of adding just a small amount (approximately a teaspoon) of organic apple cider vinegar to your dog's meal a few times each week can help:

-Decrease itching 

-Decrease/eliminate dry skin

-Assist with tummy troubles/digestion

-Help remove/repel ticks and other insects

-Clean doggy ears 

-Dog odor  

 

Piglet's Story 

We adopted piglet in December of 2013 after finding him homesless along the road near our house. My friends were really grossed out by his smell, even after I bathed him several times. He also had pretty dry, flaky skin which was very visible on his black coat. I started him on a diet of v-dog, but his dry skin still persisted a bit and he still did not smell amazing. I did some research and discovered the uses for apple cider vinegar and began to add a cap full into his v-dog about four times a week. I was amazed that in just about a week and a half, he had almost no dry skin and even had less doggy odor. Apple cider vinegar has been a part of Piggy's diet ever since. 

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This could just be the magic ingredient, v-dogs! Has your pup tried apple cider vinegar? 

 

tail wags,

Lindsay @ v-dog 

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