pblove wrote:Niobie wrote:pblove wrote:Fleas, flies, ticks and bacteria, external parasites, ring worm, fungus, staphylococcus, streptococcus, pneumococcus, mange, etc., are unlikely to inhabit a dog whose system is acidic inside and out. Should you ever experience any of these with your dog, bathe with a nice gentle herbal shampoo -- one that you would use on your own hair -- rinse thoroughly, and then sponge on ACV diluted with equal amounts of warm water. Allow your dog to drip dry. It is not necessary to use harsh chemicals for minor flea infestations. All fleas drown in soapy water and the ACV rinse makes the skin too acidic for a re-infestation. If you are worried about picking up fleas when you take your dog away from home, keep some ACV in a spray bottle, and spray your dog before you leave home, and when you get back. Take some with you and keep it in the car, just in case you need it any time. Obviously for major infestations, more drastic measures are necessary. ACV normalizes the pH levels of the skin, makes your dog unpalatable to even the nastiest of bacteria and you have a dog that smells like a salad, a small price to pay! "
if i use oatmeal shampoo on my dogs, will that still be fine? also, is there any specific type of ACV to use, can i go to the local grocery store and pick it up, and how much would i use to be diluted with water after their bath.. can i use it after every time i bathe them>
you need to get the ACV from a health food store, it needs to have the "mother' in it.
I also bumped a thread on uses of ACV for you to read over too.
If it is oatmeal shampoo you would use on your own hair then it should be fine .
Dilute the acv half and half with water .
the oatmeal shampoo i used is for dogs, its by Perfect Coat. i picked it up at petsmart, i like it because it doesnt dry out their skin, and help keeps their coat smooth