Apple cider vinegar is an effective natural remedy for upper respiratory infections in cats. This home remedy is inexpensive and readily available. It can be given in the water or in food.
How Much Apple Cider Vinegar Should I Give My Cat for an Upper Respiratory Infection?
You should use raw and organic apple cider vinegar when you are using it medicinally for your cat. Add 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 4 cups (1 quart) of water. Use this water to refill your cat’s water bowl. If your cat balks at the water with vinegar, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the quart of water as well. The baking soda reduces the acidity and make make it more palatable. Mixing the vinegar in wet cat food is another option. A typical dose is 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in food twice a day.
If you cat will not take apple cider vinegar in food or water, mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Use a cotton ball to apply the vinegar and water solution to the back of your cat’s neck or to his paw twice a day, instead of giving it orally. It will absorb through the skin and he may take some in during grooming as well.
Have you tried apple cider vinegar for your cat for an upper respiratory infection? We would love to hear your story!