Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs: Skin Problems - Ted's Q&A

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ACV Tablets Vs. Liquid

Posted by B (Pennsylvania) on 12/13/2007

Can I give my dog Apple cider vinegar tablets instead of the liquid? Will he get the same benefit - he has itchy skin from August to November but this year he seems worse. I have been giving him Bendryl, but I really don't see much difference. He is a Chihuahua and he is 12 years old. Thanks

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Vinegar tablets do not have the same formula as the acetic acid. It is best to use the liquid one. I have found the use of a weak solution of milk of magnesia in 1% H2O2 or just pure milk of magnesia applied to the skin quite helpful to the skin problem. The akalinity helps. If vinegar liquid applied to the skin does not work, the use of milk of magnesia or milk of magnesia in 1% H2O2 is quite helpful. The reason is that a bacteria or virus exist around 4-9 pH. Some are resistant to acid, so an alkaline formula helps. it should be noted that if the dog licks too much milk of magnesia it leads to a loose stool, or watery stool, hence the need to apply them thinly.