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    Default Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar for hot spots?

    I was talking to a neighbor who has a dog that has hot spot issues and she recommended using Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar with mother on the spots. She said she soaks a cotton ball in it and then rubs it on her dogs skin. Supposedly it works better than anything her dogs vet has given her to use and has been doing this for years. If Chunkys hot spot doesnt get any better I am tempted to give it a try.

    Has anyone else tried this?

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    Im always for natural first. Here's another good example like ACV Braggs.. a member had to say this about essential oils.

    From @Saalwi*/SarahIt's been a little while since I've posted so to catch up...Sgt.Schultz is turning 10 tomorrow and is still full of himself. His health has been pretty good (lots of maintenance) but I wouldn't trade him for the world. i've been home cooking for about 3 years (in a pinch we use a grain free honest kitchen that we add a protein to) and this seems to work well for his*system.His*chronic ear infections have been healed with a blend of essential oils that we apply weekly with a cotton balls - better than any antibiotic or vet supplied ear drop. Here is the essential oil recipe for ear infections or just maintaining good ear*health.Spray*on cotton ball and wipe out ears ...don't spray directly in*ears.

    In*a 2 ounce glass spray bottle, combine:

    15 drops Lavender
    15 drops Geranium
    15 drops Frankincense
    15 drops Basil
    10 drops Arborvitae
    Fractionated*Coconut Oil*
    Fill the bottle about 3/4 of the way fullShake bottle well before using. Use once a week to treat ears that have an ear infection or once a month as a preventative measure in ears that are prone to recurrent ear infectionsIf ears are especially inflamed or infected, dilute 2 drops of lavender in 4 drops of fractionated*coconut oil*on a cotton ball and apply lightly to soothe the inflamed ear area.

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    I have never used it, but it wouldn't hurt to give it a try. Usually by the time I get the dogs to the vets w/hot spots it's already in bad shape unfortunately...

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    I might give it a try once the bottle of spray the vet gave me runs out. Chunky's neck doesn't look any better now anyway but hopefully its just taking time.

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    ACV does work. I tried it on my GS with great results.

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    Default Re: Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar for hot spots?

    Bragg's is GREAT!!! It works for many many things, but if you are going to apply it to his skin, I would dilute it a little bit first. Just don't apply it as is, just so it doesn't burn. I add it from time to time in Tyson's water.... or in his food, just a bit though bc it is potent. But its health benefits are wonderful! Helps with digestion, allergies, yeast, joints, ears. I use it as a final rinse on Tyson after his baths. Again, diluted though. And I always go with Braggs, no other brand.

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    You totally can, but make sure you dilute it as others have stated... it will sting if not
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    What ratio should I try this? half and half or possibly 3/4 ACV to 1/4 water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunky White View Post
    What ratio should I try this? half and half or possibly 3/4 ACV to 1/4 water?
    I'd go opposite. 1/4 ACV, 3/4 Water. More water than ACV.... when I do the rinse for Tyson's bath, I'll do half a cup of ACV, but I fill a pitcher with water on top of that.

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    I am going to start mixing it in with his dinner food and see how he does. He is eating it now and hopefully it will help with him getting rid of the hot spots and it really stinks.

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