My Dog Ate Vinegar Will He Get Sick?

By Julie •  Updated: 02/01/21 •  3 min read
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Do you use vinegar for your own health? Are you wondering if giving your dog vinegar would be good for him, too? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.

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We’ve put together some information on the use of vinegar in dogs and what to watch out for. Let’s get started!

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Vinegar: The Many Uses

Vinegar is an acidic liquid that’s made by bacteria fermenting ethanol. Yum! This acidic liquid is used in cooking to add flavor and acidity to certain dishes. Vinegar can be made from a wide range of ingredients; each type of vinegar has its own properties and flavor.

One of the most popular used by many pet parents is apple cider vinegar. This is made from apples and water, and many believe this vinegar has many health benefits when ingested. Some of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar include:

So, is vinegar safe for dogs?

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Vinegar & Dogs

Yes, in small amounts, vinegar may be a healthy option for your canine companion. However, you should only feed your dog vinegar after speaking to the vet first. There are some health issues that can be made worse with vinegar. And the vet may also specify certain types of vinegar that are best for your dog.

Vinegar can be helpful when it comes to balancing a dog’s pH levels. It can also help detoxify and clean out internal organs such as the liver, bladder, and kidneys.

When it comes to the type of vinegar to give your dog, the one most often cited as safe for dogs is apple cider vinegar. Never feed your dog white or clear vinegar.

Can Vinegar Make a Dog Sick?

Yes, it’s possible vinegar could make a dog sick. This would happen if the dog had too much undiluted vinegar. You might notice these symptoms if your dog has ingested a large amount of vinegar:

While this may not be a medical emergency, it’s probably a good idea to call the vet for advice. They can tell you the best way to help your dog if he’s had too much vinegar.

If you’d like to add vinegar to your dog’s diet, be sure to check with the vet first. They will tell you which vinegar is safe for your dog, as well as the recommended dose of vinegar.

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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