can be used to rub onto a dog’s skin to help ease itching.
All dog owners know that their dogs have periods of excessive scratching
which usually coincide with the release of particular pollens or
the hatching of harvest mites. Rubbing cider vinegar
onto your dog’s skin will restore the slightly acid mantel
to his skin and alleviate his problems.
Lee Conner, emailed me to tell me that he had written a blog about
always keep a bottle on standby for the dogs as I’ve often
read about the benefits of adding ACV to their drinking water but
another way is to rub it onto the skin and coat. Obviously if there
is raw or inflamed skin it will be necessary to dilute the solution.
Once again I researched the powers of ACV and discovered that skin
allergies and problems can be improved by the weak acid found in
ACV since the skin itself prefers a slightly acidic PH and most
parasites apparently do poorly under such conditions. Now, when
any of my dogs have ‘itchy periods’, which strangely
enough correspond with when the pines are in pollen (pines predominate
here in East Dorset and in pollen season sees the pavements and
roads for miles around covered in a thick yellow scum of pollen,
especially after rain), a quick rub over with ACV does the trick
and quickly stops the itch.”