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Old 03-16-2011, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have heard a lot about putting apple cider vinegar on cats coats to help with their health and fleas, i have been considering this as a treatment to my cats, is there anything i should take into consideration?

i heard dilluting it half water half vinegar is best


How often should you apply it to your cats?


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Old 03-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never heard of putting it ON them but I knew of an old bird dog trainer who would add it to dogs kibble to prevent fleas.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know if apple cider vinegar has any positive impact or if that's just an old wives' tale. I recall reading to use it daily, but the same article recommended you mix the vinegar with water in a plastic bottle and then spray it on your cat...which suggested to me that whomever wrote the article didn't know too much about cats! I've never used it.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We don't put it on our cats, they drink it in their water dish. It does help prevent fleas, heartworm, joint stiffness, tummy issues.. among other things. We use it in our cooking to prevent heartburn, too! I drink it in my water (when I remember) to help with heartburn and so mosquitos don't find me so yummy.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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my wife and i drink it in our water too

we started spraying it on their coats for two reasons, one if they have fleas on it it can act as a flea repellent and possibly kill them (not sure about this one 100%) and also everytime we spray them the first thing they do is start licking themselves compulsively and so they inevitably ingest some, which helps them clean from the inside.

I did a lot of research, everything seems positive, just wondering if anyone had results and if it actually kills the fleas

its better than flea poison for sure..
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Definately better than poison. Good for you for finding healthy alternatives! Have you looked into Diatamaceous (sp? i never spell it right ) earth as well? We use that around the outside or our home (and inside when necessary).
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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more details... this is interesting
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