Rinalia wrote:Instead of topical application, you can help clear up yeast infections by giving her apple cider vinegar orally. Mina gets between 1-2 tbs daily, though I don't know if that is standard. It is what works for Mina, though.
I suppose you could do a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water, aloe vera and lavendar and rinse her feet with it. Maybe a 1:3 ratio of apple cider vinegar to water...
Annika wrote:Orally, for skin issues? I never would have thought! When you say it works for Mina, what does it do for her? Does she have red itchy skin at times too?
concreterose wrote:I have been giving apple cider vinegar (I like Braggs) for a few years now. I've noticed a marked decrease in V's paw licking over the last two years. They get a teaspoon twice per day in their food...during allergy season, I double V's amount.
A really good foot spray (at least for her) is a mixture of witch hazel (I like Thayers because it's alcohol free, which can be too drying to the paws and pads), aloe vera jelly and a little bit of water...probably 3:1 witch hazel to water.
Shake it really good before spraying.
I also agree with Fransterdoo in going heavy on the fish oil. It really does wonders for keeping the skin nice and lubricated and keeping down inflammation. I give V as much as four times a maintenance dosage when her allergies are acting up, and it does make a difference.
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