ACV and Ringworm

by Stacy
(PA)

playful kitten

playful kitten

French translation


We have a small kitten who has ringworm.

Because she was so small, the vet had us treat it gently with the shampoos and drops. They said in 2 months, it would clear up.

We saw a tip about using Apple Cider Vinegar on the sores. We used 1 part AVC and 3 parts Water and applied it with cotton balls to her sores in the AM, and then followed with her medical drops in the PM.

In ONE month, it was under control and she had a clean bill of health. The vinegar really helped dry up the ringworm and heal the skin. Plus it made her hair grow back in the patches beautifully.

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Nov 27, 2016
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My Goodness
by: Tammy B

I see so many dilution levels of apple cider vinegar, that now, I don't know what to use.

My kitten is head to toe with them, and has been to vet to get medicine. The medicine is way to strong and caused her several issues with her throat, she can no longer meow.

I have to do something, and have been dealing with this for a month. The ringworms are worse now, of course. She will not eat on the vet meds, and her sister quit eating and died within 5 days of being on the medicine.

Lord knows I need some kind of guidance. I am determined to get her well. She already has someone who wants to take her home, when she is cured. If, I can bare to part with her. Her name is Autumn Hope Rose...I thought she would get better if I called her something other that kitty.

Jun 02, 2016
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Treatment
by: Anonymous

You add:
1/10 capsule of digestive enzyme
and
1/8 teaspoon of Udos Choice super toddler probiotic powder.
Mix into wet food once per day.

The first few days might be tough as there is die-off. Then your cat should snap out of it. Also, dab on some AVC with a Q Tip.

I also put 1 teaspoon of sea salt in her water bottle that has about 1/2 gallon of water.

Feb 03, 2016
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Update to my Jan 8th 2016 update
by: Anonymous

So my poor cat continued to scratch and bite no matter what I have done in the last two months that she had what I thought was ringworm.

I decided to take things into my own hands and stop wasting tons of money at the vet. My sister cat had what looked like mange and her vet said to just give the cat a treatment of Revilution every week for 6 weeks.

So two weeks ago I started and 4 days ago I gave her her 3rd dose of Revolution and VOILA'! She woke up the next morning and has not been biting or scratching since!!!! So in my opinion, I think she has some sort of mange and luckily I had an extra 6 pack of the Revolution.

I'm so happy for her.. She is finally calm and acting like her old self again. Sometimes the vets don't know everything.:-/

Jan 08, 2016
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ACV on paws
by: J.Freden

He doesn't dislike the ACV so putting it on his paws, so he ingests and when he rubs the face w/ringworm (to get of the meds) he also gets ACV on the ringworm and internally.

Jan 08, 2016
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Update to Dec 20th 2015 update...
by: Anonymous

So after about a week or two of putting about 1/3 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in my cats wet food in the mornings she finally stopped scratching herself to death! Her skin stopped itching rather quickly and I will continue to give her the Braggs Apple cider vinegar 1-2 times a week, forever.

She is calm and doing great now. I received the test results back from the vet and it's NOT RINGWORM! I really think it might be mange or some other kind of fungus. So to be on the safe side I will just keep giving it to her.

I will report back periodically with her progress.

Jan 08, 2016
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ACV as disinfectant for ringworm
by: J.Freden

Using Braggs ACV to clean all the surfaces...was told spores could live 18-24 months.

Using a vet cream, and wiping him down daily with dilute ACV, including paws. Changing bedding daily, washing, and again using ACV as a dilute spray on cloth (scratching post carpet) that cannot be washed.

Will try the ACV in his soft food also.

Dec 20, 2015
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Update to December 14th 2015 post about ringworm treatment
by: Anonymous

So 5 days ago I dipped my cat in Braggs Apple cider vinegar for ringworm. 2 parts water 1part Braggs ACV. Then blow dryed her about 5 minutes afterward. She definitely felt better but as the days past she was still scratching an biting and pulling out hair.. It's been awful.

Well, I read on the internet that if you give her Braggs Apple cider vinegar that this will change the body's PH level and the ringworm( which is a fungus) won't grow on her skin. This is what helped. I mixed about 1/2 tsp of the Braggs Apple cider vinegar into 2 tablespoons of wet cat food and about 10 drops organic virgin coconut oil. She will eat this in her morning meal but not any other time of day. So I think this is what has stopped the spreading of the fungus to other parts of her body. However it's everywhere! Poor thing.

What really helped her stop itching and got her to feeling better was a tube of Miconazole 7 vaginal yeast cream! I put throw away latex gloves on and squeezed about 1 teaspoon on my finger that has gloves on, and smeared it on . I used about a teaspoon for each nickel sized area. On the bigger 1 inch buy 3 inch areas, I put about 2 teaspoons on. This started to work almost immediately and the next day she was only scratching and biting at about 20% instead of 100%! So I think it worked best.

I think my cat has feline herpes so for immune support I also started giving her 1/2 tsp Great Lakes gelatin in the green canister.
I also started giving her 2-3 drops of trace minerals. All mixed in to her morning meal. I've read that all these things I'm mixing into her food will get rid of fungus, parasites, yeast and bacteria in her body.

I will continue to update as time goes by.

Dec 14, 2015
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Use Bragg's Apple cider vinegar for ring worms on your cat
by: Anonymous

Replying to a question about which Apple cider vinegar to use on your cat or any other pet or a human.

Use the Bragg's brand. Shake well so the brownish sediment at the bottom of the bottle gets mixed in with the liquid. Use a ratio of 2 parts distilled water and 1 part Apple cider vinegar.

My 10 year old cat just got ringworm. I'm going to dip her in a big bucket full of the water and vinegar mix. I will dip her up to her neck then dab on to her face area. Going to let it sit for 10 minutes then towel dry real quick.

Hopefully she will still love me after this! I will comment in a day or two to let you know how it works out.

Nov 29, 2015
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RINGWORM ON KITTENS
by: Anonymous

Hi guys I really wanted to thank you... For this great great help...
Please can you also share the brand you used? Is BRAGG fine?
I only see 2 brands of ACV in our country one is heinz and one is bragg may I ask for another advice? Thanks so much.

Oct 21, 2015
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How Apple Cider Vinegar helped with my dogs ring worm
by: Ed Perez (Wa. State, USA)

So I was petting my dogs belly when I noticed
a irritation on her. A closer look revealed ...ringworm.

I didn't want to use any ointment which could cause
harm if she licked it.

So I thought to myself and wondered if I spray a diluted apple cider vinegar mixture would it help?

Within 2 days it was gone..!
It is amazing stuff.

By the way, we keep a spray bottle with 2/3 water,
1/3 organic apple cider vinegar and spray it in their
dog water dish.

Blood work is great and they are all healthy and active.

Sep 05, 2015
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My dog has Ringworm and I will try this today
by: Angela from Denver Colorado, USA

It has been almost 4 weeks now and it is spreading not getting any better.

I have been to the vet and spent over $200 on anti fungal baths, creams, pills and nothing - keeps spreading.

I came across this website and will try ACV today .. I hope this helps him. I did everything the vet told me , wash everything , keep his area clean, wash my hands, and it is not better.

Thanks for this website.

Jul 29, 2015
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Ringworm Incubation
by: Sue

Thank you. I have a cat and dog. What is the incubation period? I've been checking them every day but will do thorough check on target day.

Is there anything I can use as a preventive? I don't like chemicals so anything natural.

Thank you so much for your advice and input.

Jul 28, 2015
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Kitten and ACV for Sue
by: Apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com

Sue!
Please DILUTE the apple cider vinegar!
Especially if using on such a young kitten.
Just be careful, regular with the applications, and patient.

Jul 28, 2015
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ACV for Ringworm
by: Sue

If I dip my 8 week old kitten in ACV full strength or diluted will it kill the spores?

My vet said once scabs are gone and hair starts growing back they are not contagious. Is that what everyone else is hearing?

My vet is new and really good but she seemed a little unsure of ringworm. She didn't give her any oral meds and said to just continue the lotrimin cream. any advice would be awesome.

Mar 30, 2015
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This Cured my Cats Ringworm
by: Chloe

One of my rescues had ringworm, which only started to reveal itself after a week of her being in my home. At that point, it had surely infected my other cat.

I took them to the vet to get diagnosed and spent about $250 in meds (oral and topical). I did everything the vet said: I quarenteened them to a room in my house, which I emptied of all furniture and bleached every surface.

I gave them a few towels to lay on which I washed with bleach every day. They only had disposable toys like paper bags, which I threw away daily. I bleached every surface of the room every day and gave them their medicine religiously.

I did this for SIX WEEKS and still they had sores popping up. I got fed up and decided to try homeopathic remedies.

I began to bathe them in diluted apple cider vinegar and then moisturize them with coconut oil. After three days of this, I noticed that the sores were beginning to disappear. After a week, they were all gone and their fur was beginning to grow back! I let them out, only to discover that their ringworm came back, but this time I decided not to go to the vet.

I gave them ACV baths but this time I also added a few teaspoons to their wet food. THIS CURED THEM! It all went away within three days and they have been ringworm free for months.

I want to let all the pet owners out there know there is an alternative solution to expensive medication: ONE $6 BOTTLE OF ACV! I promise. It was quick, easy, and inexpensive.

Aug 05, 2014
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Vinegar for ringworm infections
by: Burcu (Istanbul, Turkey)

I have been using apple cider vinegar 1:1 water solution for my cats' skin and it seems to kill the fungus and soothes the itchy skin. The bald and scaly areas on the joints of the legs have been healed with a few applications of vinegar.

Also, an itchy cat benefits from a vinegar solution spray.

It seems vinegar helps kill ringworm on skin of both cats and humans (as it healed cat transmitted fungal infection).

What an easy solution without any harmful side effects!

(I also use vinegar spray to prevent fleas and kill flea eggs)

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