Question by  jessica79 (61)

Will vinegar help a dog who has issues with yeast?

I was told that in order to clear up a yeast infection in my dog I should give her vinegar but am having a hard time believing this will help.


Answer by  Binome (1975)

It might not cure it completely, but it can help. The vinegar will help rectify the pH imbalance the dog has. Apple cider vinegar seems to be the most commonly recommended, but some also say white vinegar works.


Answer by  Max82 (270)

Vinegar may help balance the acidity in your dogs ears but a trip to the vet is necessary to have him properly diagnosed and given the right medication.


Answer by  brittanywood13 (28)

Apple cider vinegar can help dogs that have problems with yeast. Vinegar helps by controlling and regulating the PH and alkalinity of a dog's digestive system, which is the cause of problems with yeast.


Answer by  gmun (603)

A yeast infection can be an imbalance of bad versus good bacteria which may sometimes be caused by high acidity so it is unlikely vinegar would help. A good probiotic supplement would be a better option.


Answer by  jcw10 (14)

Vinegar works well as a cleaning solvent so it may break up the yeast, but I'm not sure it is the best route to use. Vinegar works surprisingly well as a household cleaner, but I've never heard of using it on the skin to remove infection. But who knows, it may work.


Answer by  Janesauricic (107)

A tablespoon of vinegar, often apple cider, given once a day mixed with normal food, has helped some dogs; but vets aren't sure. It certainly can't hurt, and some people swear by it, so it could be worth a try. Consider switching dog food brands too.


Answer by  DogLady85 (171)

When apple cider vinegar with "the mother" in it is applied topically to the affected area the beneficial yeasts in the vinegar can out-populate the bad ones sometimes.

Reply by sunspun (15):
It would help if you would explain what on earth you meant by \"the mother\"!??  add a comment
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