Monday, June 27, 2016

Vinegar Uses for Pet Owners

Poor Kiki with those floppy ears is always having problems with ear infections.  You can tell your pet has an infection if they shake their head and scratches their ears often.  Best preventative is to clean their ears at least once a week.

The first time Kiki went to the vet for an infection, we got sticker shock over the visit and the medication!  Little did we know how a little prevention can make a difference.

I've found an article on the PetMd website that lists uses for vinegar.  One of them is to ear infections and cleaning pet ears.  Here is what it says:

"Ear infections are a common problem for dogs, especially those with floppy ears. You can clean your pet’s ears with a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar, Morgan says. Put the solution on a cotton ball and wipe the inside of your dog’s ears with the mixture, only applying it to the areas you can reach. 
 “If you have ear canals filled with bacteria and yeast, the pH is too high,” Morgan says. “If your dog has chronic problems, wiping out the ears will change the pH in there.”

Try diluting the vinegar with more water if your pet’s ears are extremely sore and raw, or she shies away from the treatment."

Click here for the rest of the article from PetMd.

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