A friend told me to put in a cap full of apple cider viniger in the dogs water bowl. It would stop the urine from burning our lawn. Is this an old wives tale ??? ??? or does it really work?
It really works -- by making the water so unsavory that your dog stops drinking it and therefore stopes peeing. (Just joking)
Seriously, keep a jug of water by the door and dilute the urine where it's landed. Diluted, it helps the grass -- undiluted, it's too strong and burns it.
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Yes, it does work. I don't put it in their water, just add a bit to their food (about a teaspoon).
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I tried adding ACV to my dogs' water in an attempt to adjust the ph of Cassie's urine, due to a recurrent UTI. Even a scant teaspoon in a large bowl of water was distasteful enough that neither dog would drink it. I tried a few times over the course of a few days and each time they would begin to drink from a bowl I added vinegar to they would stop after the first taste and not return.
I did this too with my dog (because of "flea" problems, not lawn problem). Neither the 2 cats or my dog would go near it.
Very interesting information! FYI--Apple cide vinegar added to a horse trough keeps it cleaner, and the horses will drink MORE! Also, when my cockatiel had some urinary issues, the vet recommended that I put a small amount (I don't remember how much) in his water. It seemed to help. Also, don't the old wives recommend apple cider vinegar for people to cure all kinds of things?
I have a friend who uses ACV for almost every thing. She puts a spoonfull into a glass of water and drinks it if she gets a urinary tract infection. For thrush, she soaks a tampon in it (very quickly) and then inserts it where tampons usually get inserted... , or uses it diluted as a duche. She uses it as an anticeptic if her kids, or animals cut themselves (undiluted).Originally Posted by kpowell
It tastes horrible and is hard to get used to drinking - I have tried it diluted, but have decided if I need to take a spoon full, I take it straight up and wash it down with some coke or some fuzzy drink. it does seem to do the job tho.
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apple cidar viniger works to ward off yeast in ears and can help with dry itchy coat. Putting a tbspn in my dogs food does not help my lawn however. And yes, my dog gobbles it down.
FYI - For poster with recurring UTI try giving cranberry caps daily and I also check my dogs PH weekly to be sure there isn't a UTI sneaking up. If PH is hi I dbl up on crancaps for a week and check PH again. This truly works and I have even cured a mild UTI (urinalysis done at vet) with cran caps. Probiotics can help as well.
Normal PH is 5.5-7 and you can buy the strips at a pharmacy (you need a 1-10 range) or on line.
I give 2100 mg. daily of cran caps (1 capsule).