As pet owners we want to keep our four-legged friends always happy and healthy. While no pet parent likes to see their dog scratching or biting themselves occasionally their is no problems. However, when it becomes constant it might be due to a serious skin issue. One home remedy that has become more popular in recent years and that we have in our allergy-immune & itch soft chew is apple cider vinegar. But is it really that effective? Let's dive right in it.
What causes itchy skin?
Before we go into apple cider vinegar lets understand the causes of itchy skin in our dogs. Like we have mentioned above occasional scratches here and there are normal but when it becomes constant in our companions, it might be due to more serious skin issues that require our attention and sometimes even a visit to vet.
- Environmental Allergies: dust mites, grass & pollen, mold & mildew
- Food Allergies: Beef, dairy, grains, wheat, corn, and soy. Which is why all of Dr Woow products contain zero wheat, corn, soy, or corn.
- Flea and tick: flea saliva, ticks and their bites
- Skin infections and diseases: bacterial, fungus, and yeast.
- Skin Diseases: atopic dermatitis, pyoderma, mange
What is apple cider vinegar and how does it help itchy skin?
Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from apple that are fermented. Its benefits towards dog health are immense thanks to its natural compounds and acidity that have shown relief from itchy skin, and regulate the levels of pH in their skin. Additionally its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties promote a healthy skin free of infections.
Can apple cider vinegar really help with itchy skin in dogs?
While apple cider vinegar is a great component in your dogs diet its not a cure all solution. Apple cider vinegar will help with the relief on the itchiness and biting but its important to add other natural components like omega-3, probiotics and oatmeal. All of which can be found in Dr Woow allergy immunity and skin and coat soft chews.
How to use apple cider vinegar for your dog's itchy skin
We have crafted our soft chews with apple cider vinegar so you don't make a mess at home. However, if you would like to make a little recipe for your pup and treat them like the royalty that they are here are some steps on how to use apple cider vinegar for your dog:
- Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar 1 part water
- Apply the solution to your dog's itchy areas using a cotton ball
- Repeat as needed but not more than once a day
There is no question that an itchy skin is frustrating and painful for both us as parents and our furry friends. But with proper care and attention our pup's are able to fight back. Apple cider vinegar is been known to provide great help towards relief and comfort for itchy skin but without all the other necessary components it will not do much. Make sure that your pup is getting a proper nutrition with our allergy-immune & itch soft chew that contain omega-3, apple cider vinegar, ashwagandha and other amazing active components that will make your pup say bye bye allergies hi immunity.