Sunday, January 23

Vinegar dog shampoo ; Vinegar and our Pets

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

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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 Deterrent You’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 sit.

Make Dog Shampoo- see here:

using Vinegar
 Dog Shampoo:
 Using an all-natural dish soap (Seventh Generation, Ecover, etc.) will work to clean, glycerine is a humectant and emollient, and vinegar will boost shine and remove odor.
1/3 cup glycerin
1 cup all natural dish soap- see above suggestions1 cup apple cider vinegar1 quart water
Mix ingredients into a large bottle, shake, and use as needed.

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