Apple cider vinegar (ACV) can be used to treat staph (staphylococcus aureus) infection in dogs because it contains “acetic acid” which may help to kill bacteria.
Some studies yielded that it possesses anti-bacterial (antibiotic), anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
This article explains Why ACV is famous for treating bacterial infections in dogs?
Pets may develop a bacterial infection i.e. staph infection or staphylococcus infection easily. Genus staphylococcus has more than 30 bacteria in which staphylococcus aureus is more prominent.
How Can Apple Cider Vinegar Treat Staph infection in dogs?
Nowadays ACV is used in many industries and a lot of folks are getting good results.
It contains acids including acetic acid, formic acid, succinic acid, malic acid, citric acid, etc. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar works against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
In the medical field, acetic acid 1% solution is used as an antiseptic liquid to treat bacterial infections of the skin.
This remedy surely works against infectious diseases caused by bacteria or yeasts.
How to use apple cider vinegar to treat bacterial infections of dogs?
You may simply add 1/4 teaspoons of organic ACV liquid to the water. This diluted solution of apple cider vinegar can work for your pet.
You may give repeat this remedy every 2 to 3 days.
Applying ACV topically on a dog’s skin is not recommended. Because it may cause allergic reactions.
Mixing Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs
Coconut oil also contains anti-microbial properties. Mixing coconut oil with apple cider vinegar in a specific ratio may help to treat bacterial infections.
The mixture of coconut oil and ACV is applied (typically) to the affected area. You may apply it once daily.
Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects in Dogs
Every living organism is different and possesses unique properties so may respond differently to a specific drug.
Usually, apple cider vinegar doesn’t cause adverse reactions and is highly tolerated. But in a few cases, you may observe unwanted consequences.
In some cases, it can cause adverse reactions. Your dog may feel the following side effects by using this;
When used orally, it may cause:
- abdominal pain/cramps
- GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- dry mouth
- increased drooling
- increased urination
- increased thirst
- ulcers in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines
When applied topically (externally), it may cause;
- allergic reactions
- skin irritations
- inflammation or swelling on the skin
Effective Antibiotics for a Staph infection of Dogs
Staphylococcus aureus is the main preseason behind staph disease in pets. It’s a bacterial disease that may cause serious complications.
A dog may develop a staph infection of the ears, nose, eyes, skin, stomach (internal), urinary tract infection, or other parts of the body.
Below is the list of strong antibiotics that could be used in treating infectious diseases caused by staphylococcus bacteria.
Summary [apple cider vinegar and bacterial infections]
Simply add 1/4 teaspoons of pure solution into a cup of water and give it to your pet. It contains acetic acid which shows antimicrobe properties and treats infectious diseases naturally.
Although, in severe cases, you may consider some antibiotic drugs i.e. cefpodoxime, amoxicillin, enrofloxacin, etc for treating infections.