Bladder Infection Remedies for Dogs - Ted's Q&A

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ACV for Dog?

Posted by BT on 07/07/2007

I have a 11yr. old dalmation. He has had a UTI since last Nov. I have spent many dollars at the Vets office. Currently he is on C D dog food and just got off antibiotics. he still has the UTI. I started giving him ACV. I found your site and thought I will try it. I started giving him 2 Tbsp. a day. I soak it up with bread. He seems to like it that way. I thought he was doing better, but now tonight, (3 days later) he is squatting constantly trying to pee. He has been voiding well all day. He even peed well, before he started to have the urge every 5min. I collected the pee and it does not look or smell bad. What do you think? How much vinegar should I be giving him, and should I be giving him bread with it? Please answer me soon. I love this dog, and don't know what else to do. Does the vinegar take a wk. or more, when should I be seeing results if any?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

I wouldn't try Apple cider vinegar for UTI. I would prefer to mixed 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt an mixed with food. And add at least 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt per drinking of liter of water, or if I do care enough the dog, I would use green tea (no sugar, no fructose and no milk). If there is any fruits I would use, pomegranate mixed into the food will help.

In my experience the dog should be o.k. within a couple of hours.

Replied by Tracy
Omaha, Nebraska
07/12/2008

If your dog had been on antibiotics for a long period of time you need to replenish the good bacteria in the body because antibiotics kill all of the bacteria, good and bad. Some suggestions for that are kefier yogurt with no added sugar 1 Tbsp twice daily with food or probiotics. This might not cure the bladder issues by itself but it will definately help!