Can I put apple cider vinegar in my dog’s ear? A Step-by-Step Guide

Dog Food

One easy way to get some apple cider vinegar into your dogs diet is by feeding a dog food that contains it. Our dogs LOVE the air dried food from Front of the Pack. Its super nutritious and has apple cider vinegar baked right in. At the time of this writing, they are offering a free trial of their food.

How to Clean Dog Ears With Vinegar

From the moment you start the bonding process with your new puppy, grooming should be a daily activity. Taking care of her ears is part of that process because sometimes they get dirty and even infected. The ear cleaner you can buy at your local veterinarians office is effective but expensive.

Making an ear cleaner is really easy. All you need is regular white vinegar, or organic apple cider vinegar, and water. This is a recipe for an ear cleaner you can make at home.

This method is effective in removing the excess wax. It will diminish the effects of infection, and since the solution is acidic it will kill a lot of the bacteria. If the condition is severe and has been going on a long time it will probably only be cleared up with other treatments, maybe even antibiotics.

Can apple cider vinegar be harmful to dogs?

As with most things, your dog can definitely have too much of a good thing if they ingest too much ACV, as it can cause gastrointestinal upset and lead to vomiting and diarrhea. ACV also has the potential to cause throat burns as it is an acid, Dr. Jackson says.

If your dog has been diagnosed with diabetes and is on medication or is taking diuretics, ACV should be given under the close supervision of your vet with regular check-ups and blood work, as it has the potential to cause hypoglycemia if given with insulin and lower potassium to a dangerous level if taken with diuretics or “water pills,” she says.

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears Using a Natural Apple Cider Vinegar Home Remedy