We then discovered a new use for apple cider vinegar. Our Standard Poodles have problems with ear infections, yeast overgrowth, and ear mites. We learned that this is common on dropped eared dogs. We were spending so much money on antibiotics for them and we never really got to the source of the problem. We made a mild solution of vinegar and water to clean their ears. Not only did they feel better, and sleep better, they were getting relief from the itching and the foul odor associated with this problem. Best of all they no longer need antibiotics.
We also give our Standard Poodles apple cider vinegar infused water to drink to help with their digestion and their yeast overgrowth in their ears.
We also use apple cider vinegar to spray on our poodles’ coats to make them shine. We learned this trick from a show horse owner. We mix 3 tablespoons (3 ounces) apple cider vinegar with 1 and 1/2 cups (12 ounces) water and pour into a 16 ounce spray bottle. We spray our dogs with the mist as we brush them. We also rinse them with a apple cider vinegar, water rinse after their bath. They have a very shiny healthy looking coat.
If your pet has fleas, a really easy and safe treatment is to spray a solution of apple cider vinegar and water on your pets. Dilute apple cider vinegar with a 50/50 water ratio. I am told this also works to spray around your floor and furniture and where your dogs sleep to reduce flea infestation. (We do not have this problem with our dogs.)
For more hints just like this one, please follow us on Facebook and check out our book.