Tenpawssg is crazily in love with Apple cider vinegar that we use ACV for everything and anything :) We'll share with you the reasons why we are so crazily in love with ACV and why we ensure our dehydrated treats are coated with ACV :)
Unpasteurized or unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) is often called a wonder food for both human and dogs. We are advocates of ACV because of it's overflowing benefits and the positive results that we observe after feeding our furballs with ACV.
Unfiltered ACV is a light golden brown and cloudy mixture in which you will see cobweb look alike substance. This substance is often referred to as the mother veil, consisting of naturally occurring pectin and apple residues.
"As the Bragg website explains,
The presence of the mother shows that the best part of the apple has not been destroyed. Vinegars containing the mother contain enzymes that other vinegars may not contain due to over-processing, filtration, and overheating.”
Personally, I prefer to add ACV into their drinking bottles and their dehydrated treats. You may also add them into your furball's food bowl and ACV is exceptionally good for raw feeders due to its antiseptic characteristics.
Benefits of ACV
- Antiseptic characteristics
Prevents growth of harmful bacterial and viruses in the digestive system. However, does not kill beneficial bacterial in the immune system
- Effective as an aid for enhanced digestion
Proven useful for dogs with weak digestive system as we have seen substantial improvement in Kaven's digestion and reduction in yeast production after he is exposed to ACV consumption
- Anti-fungal and detoxifying properties
Beneficial for our doggies' skin, joints and coat
- Reduces surface bacteria and viruses
Effectively reduces Salmonella, E. coli and other germs' count by 95% just by swishing the meat/fruit/vegetable in 10 percent ACV solution. Exceptionally effective and useful for raw feeders as most raw feeders are afraid of Salmonella and E. coli on raw products bought from the supermarkets or wet markets
- First Aid uses
ACV can be applied topically (in small amounts) on pets' bodies. They are commonly used for muscle aches, bruises, sunburn, abrasions, insect bites and stings
(Please do a small area patch test on your pet before applying in large areas as all pets have different skin conditions and tolerance level. If redness occurs, dilute the mixture and try again after some time)
- Insect Repellant
Spray on your pets' tail, neck, underbelly area and ACV acts as an effective and low cost insect repellant!
Disinfect your pets' toys, bed, crates, bowls, bottles by spraying diluted ACV and wiping clean thereafter
Now you know why Tenpawsmama is so crazily in love with ACV!!
Do share this information with your furballs and other paw-parents and start using ACV today!
With woofy loves,
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