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Apple Cider Vinegar and Your Dog’s Urine

Even though we love our dogs, they can provide an issue that makes caring for our lawn almost overwhelming due to Urine burns.

Urine burns can cause dead patches of grass in our lawns. The main reason being is an overabundance of nitrogen in your dog’s urine. Some nitrogen is great for your lawn whilst too much can cause significant leaf burn and completely kill your grass in patches where it makes contact. Added to that, if your dog likes to spread it around, your lawn can end up with dead spots all over the place!

Some cures will aim to dilute the urine, some will aim to change the pH and make the urine less alkaline. But what does apple cider vinegar do?

It is maintained that one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar per day will remove the nitrogen imbalance and the problem will cease. You have two options, you can add it to their food, or you can add it to their water. It is also advised to use natural apple cider vinegar from a health food store, rather than getting it from your local supermarket.

The idea behind it is that as apple cider vinegar is quite acidic, by adding it to your pets diet you can lower the urines pH causing it to be less alkaline. There is no clear evidence that this will also lower the nitrogen levels which is the number one reason for the burns.

If you have tried all the other options with no success, then it might be worth looking at apple cider vinegar as an option. Like all urine burn related cures though, sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t, there is no absolute solution that works for everyone.

With any diet changes Daleys Turf always recommend discussing this with your vet prior to using the treatment.

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