Apple cider vinegar (ACV) rave!
Rumi started itching/scratching somewhat aggressively this summer. She didnít develop hot spots, lose her fur or chewed/scratched herself raw. But every minute she was chewing/scratching on herself somewhere. The areas she chewed on were random. She chewed and scratched practically everywhere on her body. Since there had been no dietary changes, I attributed it to summertime insects as I was also scratching and welting up from bug bites. But now as weíre into fall, Iíve stopped itching and Rumi hasnít. Iíd been giving her Benadryl yet she continued to scratch. Iíd known about ACV for sometime and finally decided to give it a try. Bought the Braggís brand yesterday afternoon. Fed her about a Ĺ tablespoon mixed with honey and peanut butter as soon as I got home, then forgot about it. About an hour or so later I notice that Rumi hasnít been scratching. Hmmm, could it be the ACV??? This morning before breakfast she was back to scratching. Gave her about Ĺ tablespoon mixed in with her breakfast, with no Benadryl, and again sheís scratch-free! I canít believe it. Itís a miracle before my very eyes. Iím going to mix up a 50/50 spray for her coat and add that to the routine too. I realize ACV may not help every dogís itchy skin condition. But I wanted to share my success story in hopes that others will give it a try if they havenít already.
Rumi vom Haus Barrett 8/24/2010 BRAT, HCT, CGC
Dakota GSD rescue 7/1/00 - 9/15/11 CGC, RA, CD
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