View Full Version : Tips from Pet Nurse Marie / Using Vinegar with your pets......verylow cost care....

October 13th 08, 03:40 PM

Marie just wanted to share this great article on Vinegar in Pets.....

Visit Marie's site any time :

Vinegar is one of those kitchen cupboard wonders–it can do as much for
a salad dressing as it can for a pet’s coat or neutralizing odors.

Here are a few clever ways to put vinegar to work for your pets.

Shine Enhancer
Mix one cup of whte vinegar to one quart of water and rub or spray it
on the coat of your dog.

Skin Soother
Mix 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar to 1 1/2 cups water and use as a
rinse after your dog’s bath to help soothe skin affected by chronic
skin infections or irritations.

Ear Helper

Vinegar hampers unfriendly bacteria and other microorganisms that are
a common cause of ear infections in dogs and cats–keep infections at
bay by wiping ears out weekly with a cotton ball saturated with equal
parts water and apple cider vinegar.

Skunk Spray
FixerTomato juice is the odor remover of choice for pets sprayed by
skunks, but vinegar works as well to neutralize the stink. Soak the
coat with a mixture of half water and half vinegar, then rinse with
plain water. Repeat if necessary.

Cat DeterrentYou’ll need to do a patch test before spraying vinegar on
fabric, but the smell of vinegar is a great deterrent for cats. Spray
white vinegar anywhere you don’t want your cat to scratch, sleep, or

Cure Cat Odors
Click here to read about Annie’s vDog Shampooinegar secret to
neutralizing the smell of cat urine.