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We know that cider apples contain more powerful antioxidants than dessert or culinary fruit and the Somerset Cider Vinegar Company only makes vinegar from pure Somerset cider apple juice.

Somerset Cider Vinegar for arthritis and stiffness in older dogs

Cider vinegar can relieve some of the symptoms of arthritis and stiffness – especially in older animals - and help to prevent bladder stones and urinary tract infections.

Older dogs often suffer from itchy patches of skin, cider vinegar can help to alleviate this problem by restoring the skins natural pH.

Simply dab the affected area two or three times a day with a 50/50 solution of Somerset Cider Vinegar and water. But be careful not to apply to open wounds if your pet has been scratching.

Be careful though, if your cider vinegar doesn't say it's made from whole cider apples that have been slow fermented in the traditional way - it won't be!

Pure juice cider vinegar is rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements that are found in real cider apples - especially potassium. Cider vinegar stabilises pH levels in the stomach, improves digestion and the assimilation of nutrients.

Help with flees and ticks

Pure juice cider vinegar aids the control of insect and parasite problems. During the heaviest flee and tick seasons mist your dogs coat with a 50/50 solution on cider vinegar and water. Cider vinegar in your dogs diet will also help to repel ticks and flees.

Start by adding a small amount of Somerset Cider Vinegar to his drinking bowl until he gets used to the taste and then add two teaspoonfuls three or four times a week.