Most of us know that apple cider vinegar is a wonder drug of all sorts when it comes to common human ailments. But don’t you know that you can also give apple cider vinegar to your cats for basic cure?
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for Cats?
I remember my first cat, Coco, a very delicate Balinese. I got her at a very tender age, maybe just a few weeks old. She was very skinny! Being new to owning a cat and having zero knowledge about cat care, I was worried that my little Coco won’t make it a few weeks under my wings. Don’t get me wrong, I am a very responsible owner, even as a newbie. I bought all her basic needs, a premium cat food (I remember mixing wet with dry cat food), some cat toys (being my first cat, I play with her like a little kid!), I even purchased those environmentally friendly litter sand for her. Everything’s well. Until one day when I got home from work, I noticed Coco being a little lethargic. Aside from that, her eyes are more watery-teary. She seems to be losing her appetite, too.
Immediately, I went to my local vet, but they didn’t find anything wrong with my kitten. The vet told me it must have been stress. Days passed, and my poor little Coco is still the same. Then come that fortunate day when, over a cup of coffee, a friend told me how apple cider vinegar helped her dogs become healthy. I had my share of doubts at first, but after some researching, I got convinced to try apple cider vinegar for my Coco. After all, it’s been tested to be safe for animals, even for a little kitten. With this, I started giving Coco apple cider vinegar.
I started putting a few drops of apple cider vinegar (ACV) on Coco’s water (3/4 teaspoon). Coco immediately noticed the smell. She was hesitant to drink. What I did is trick her by not showing how I’m putting apple cider vinegar on her water bowl. Amazingly, that did it. Thinking that it was just regular water, Coco started drinking normal. This is when I began observing for a change in behavior/demeanor.
Is Apple Cider Vinegar Effective?
After a week, I got home from work with a surprise. Coco is running around the house! She started playing again. She is no longer docile. What’s even more amazing is that I noticed her coat is shinier and thicker. I even started rationing her food because her appetite is incredible. I really can’t believe the sudden good development! Apple cider vinegar for my cats is really something!
Then I started experimenting more with apple cider vinegar for cats. I began cleaning her eyes with it. I put some concentrated apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and gently wipe the area around her eyes. I did this for a couple of days. Just as I expected, her eyes became clearer and she is no longer tearing. Everything became manageable, all unexpectedly because of apple cider vinegar.
I couldn’t be more thankful that I found out about this wonderful cure called apple cider vinegar for my cats. And after more reading, I also found out that it cures more cat illnesses. And it’s totally safe. Now I have 4 cats, all drinking apple cider vinegar in their water — and all very healthy! SO as cat owners, I highly advise you try giving apple cider vinegar for cats. After all, apple cider vinegar for cats is truly a wonder!