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Most people know about the benefits of adding a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to their diet to improve digestion.

But, can Apple Cider Vinegar be effective on cats?

Yes, it has been known to have so many benefits for cats from aiding in urinary tract infections to the prevention of fleas.

As always, before you make any change to your cat’s diet, you should consult your veterinarian.

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Apple Cider Vinegar For Cats With UTI

apple cider vinegar for cats

Studies have shown that adding two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to one cup of water can improve a cat’s urinary tract infection to the point of being back to normal.

The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar makes it hard for bacteria to flourish and thus relieve symptoms of an infection.

If your kitty won’t drink the mix, you can try to mix the apple cider vinegar in your kitty’s favorite wet food (about ¼ teaspoon twice a day).

If your kitty won’t eat the canned food, mix the vinegar with filtered water and use a syringe or eye dropper to squirt it into your cat’s mouth.

Once your cat is over a urinary tract infection, try to add at least ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to one cup of filtered water daily to keep the infection away.

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Apple Cider Vinegar For Fleas On Cats

Fleas and parasites do not like apple cider vinegar’s acidity.

A good mixture of apple cider vinegar can remove acne and itch-inducing allergens; the same topical application is good for killing mites, ringworm, and fleas.

Make sure the solution is diluted as it can be abrasive to a cat’s tender skin.

A cotton ball can be dipped into the solution and applied to the back of the neck to repel fleas or treat the infection as well.

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To use apple cider vinegar in a spray, add equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water to a spray bottle.

Spray the mixture on your pet when you notice fleas, or before they go outside to discourage fleas at the outset.

This mixture can also be used in your home if you notice fleas in your carpets or bedding, but be sure to always test on a small area first to see how the material will react.

Apple Cider Vinegar For Cats Ears

If you want to keep your cat’s ears nice and clean, try using ACV, this can help prevent infection as well!

The proper mixture is two parts water for every one part ACV. This can help with ear infections.

Apply using a cotton boll and wiping the interior of the cat’s ear. It not only helps with the bacteria but will remove discharge and debris.

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Artemis was a beautiful and friendly cat to all who were willing to pet him. Unfortunately, he developed feline diabetes which required regular vet visits and medications that his Mother could not otherwise afford on her fixed income. Having PetFirst insurance, she called and discussed the problem with a friendly PetFirst agent. To her surprise, she found out that Artemis’ ongoing required vet visits and medication would be covered by his PetFirst insurance. Artemis was able to live out the rest of his life with proper medical care and medicines thanks to PetFirst insurance.

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar For Your Pet

There are so many benefits of Apple Cider vinegar.

If your cat won’t drink it, you can certainly try it as a topical solution.

And, the good news is that even if apple cider vinegar doesn’t help your cat, there are very few, if any,  side effects.

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