As animal care and mishaps go, there is always a condition or situation that requires attention. Many of these situations can be improved with the use of Vinegar. Follow these suggestions to help your furry and friendly pet.
Urine Accidents– All pets will have an accident in the home at one time or another. To best prevent the odor and possible return visit, use a cloth to blot the dry area with vinegar. The smell and application of vinegar will deter pet visits.
Itchy Skin Conditions– Wash dog or cat as usual. Using 6 cups of water to 2 cups of vinegar saturate you pet and gently massage into coat. Retreat as necessary to aid in the continued scratching of an infected area.
Soap Residue– After baths, the shampoo can often leave a sticky or resistant texture. Use of the vinegar acts much in the same way as fabric softener does for laundry. You can easily combat these issues by adding two cups of vinegar to the rinse water; follow the vinegar rinse with a fresh water rinse.
Ear Infections/irritations– Help your furry friend to prevent ear problems. When bathing your cat or dog, moisten a cotton ball with vinegar and place in ear to prevent water logging. In between baths and as a general aid to prevent scratching the ears, use a cloth dampened with vinegar to rub their ears.
Skunks– the all-important stinky situation of losing a fight with a skunk, Rub tomato sauce into your pets coat, allow to penetrate for two to three minutes. Follow the sauce bath with a vinegar rub down and rinse. These applications will greatly reduce the lingering effects of skunk stench.
Flies– Horses constantly battle the attack of the green eyes flies. To help your horse fight back, mix three quarter cups of apple cider vinegar to their morning grain feeding. The vinegar will chase away the green eyes monster. This solution will also deter the dogs from consuming the horse’s fecal matter.
Digestive Issues– To help your furry and fluffy friends maintain a healthy digestive system, add a tablespoon to their water each morning. I would recommend not doing it at night since it can lead to more than normal potty breaks as the vinegar aid in removing toxins form the digestive tract.
Helping your pet find comfort can be as easy as keeping a bottle of vinegar in your home at all times. The uses and benefits of vinegar have helped countless animals to relax and enjoy the comforts of home.
*Always consult your vet for medical assistance for your animal’s needs. The above tips have been passed down for generations of happy animals owners in my family.