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Apple Cider Vinegar – Functionalities and Benefits for Pets

Apple cider vinegar has been used the world over in pursuit of receiving some of the proclaimed health benefits. Currently it is commonly used to promote things such as healthy cholesterol or blood glucose levels, boosting immunity, or even stimulate weight loss.

In traditional Chinese medicine it has been considered a healing tonic for over two thousand years, treating a wide variety of ailments, but all focusing around Qi stagnation. Qi stagnation can occur for a number of reasons, including often occurring due to accidents or blood stasis.

While mammal bodies naturally produce a small amount of acetic acid, the active ingredient in apple cider vinegar that may be responsible for the benefits, increasing intake has seen some health benefits. The nature in which apple cider vinegar is made means it also includes other beneficial vitamins and minerals, as well as enzymes such as pectin, which is credited for apple cider vinegar’s benefits for heart disease.

How Apple Cider Vinegar Is Beneficial For Pets:

Improves appearance of skin: Using apple cider vinegar that has been diluted with other ingredients, similar to many of Gou Gou Pet’s products, can remove free radicals from the skin as well as lower the pH level of the skin.

Reducing blood pressure: High blood pressure is a large risk factor for developing both kidney problems and heart disease, but studies have shown that apple cider vinegar can reduce the blood pressure in animals.

Benefits for heart health: Studies have suggested that apple cider vinegar can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in animals.

Flushes toxins from body: Apple cider vinegar has a natural antimicrobial effect on certain strains of bacteria including Staphylococcus. It has also been shown to reduce the inflammation experienced during an infection, likely due to these antimicrobial properties.

Apple cider vinegar is an important ingredient with a variety of powerful uses for your four-legged friends. Multiple Gou Gou Pets products include apple cider vinegar, such as:

  • Joint & Bone Ointment: Great for Injuries affecting the limbs and body; best for short-term care.
  • First Aid Ointment: For use on minor cuts, abrasions, sores, slow healing wounds.
  • Dermatitis Ointment – Best used to clear damp heat, detoxify, and cool the blood. IT also helps skin redness, dry, flakiness, irritation, itching, skin inflammation, skin darkening or swelling or crusted skin, circular patches.


At Gou Gou Pets, our aim is to promote healthy lives with a sense of balance for years of happiness for your pet. We offer a line of natural pet products that incorporate the best of Eastern and Western methodologies.

We offer a traditional and holistic-infused grooming line, joint/pain management spray and ointments, trauma, wound, and skin care and antioxidant therapy. All made in the USA. Our products are naturally based, gentle, and contain high quality Chinese herbs, essential oils, and aromatic therapy ingredients.

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