Cure your dog or cat of ear mites and ear infections with apple cider vinegar? Apple cider vinegar is used as a natural remedy for many health issues. Even your cat or dog can benefit from apple cider vinegar's natural healing qualities. Natural apple cider vinegar is a safe and effective cure for ear mites and ear infections. My daughter uses this cure for her three dogs and five cats.
How do I know if my dog or car has an ear infection?
A dog or cat with an ear infection will continually scratch at it's ear. They may also seem lethargic or simply not want to play as much. Dogs and cats with ear infections may become irritable toward other pets or humans. Upon inspection of the animal's ear you will notice an odor as well as a visible dark and waxy build up.
How do I use apple cider vinegar to treat my pet's ear infection?
You will need assistance with treating a pet ear infection as it will be painful for your pet at first. Have your assistant restrain the cat or dog. Clean the outer ear with a cotton swab dabbed in apple cider vinegar. Remove as much wax as possible without entering the ear canal. Now use an eye dropper to place a few drops of apple cider vinegar in the ear. Repeat daily until all signs of infection are gone.
How do I know if my dog or cat has ear mites?
A dog or cat with ear mites will also scratch at it's ears quite a bit. Ear mites are insects which get into your pet's ear canal and take up residence. They will bite your cat or dog to feed and leave behind a dark residue which somewhat resembles coffee grounds. This is actually the feces and blood of the ear mites.
How do I use apple cider vinegar to treat pet ear mites?
To treat dog or cat ear mites an assistant will be needed to hold your pet once again. Remove all the residue left by the ear mites with a clean apple cider vinegar soaked cotton swab. Now clean the outer ear with a clean apple cider vinegar soaked rag. Use an eye dropper to place several drops of apple cider vinegar in each ear. Repeat daily until ear mites are gone.
What other uses does apple cider vinegar have for pet care?
Apple cider vinegar is very useful in caring for your dog or cat. Apple cider vinegar diluted half and half with warm water makes an excellent natural flea repellent. It can also be used as a supplement in dog food to keep fleas away. Just a teaspoon a day keeps dogs acidic so their scent has no appeal to fleas. Topical apple cider vinegar can be used to treat ringworm as well.
Please note: The author is not a licensed veterinarian. This article is not intended to replace professional advice or care.
This article was previously published by this author on Yahoo!