Apple Cider Vinegar For Rabbits
Apple cider vinegar has many benefits for the domestic rabbit. ACV contains a potent combination of vitamins as well as being full of minerals- including potassium, copper and iron as well as magnesium and phosphorous. ACV also contains helpful enzymes which provide many health benefits. My rabbits love ACV in their water there is nothing harmful in ACV so it can not hurt the rabbits. Older rabbit books reference ACV as a additive to their daily water giving it continuously or also in 3 month cycles(3on,3off,3on,ect.). I plan on to keep putting ACV in my rabbits water daily and indefinitely.
I have seen the results in my herd! Consider it a preventive health maintenance program or just a monthly health tonic and keep a jug handy were you fill your bottles and crocks and add it every time, it can not hurt just help! You will see the greatest effect from this treatment about 4 weeks after beginning the ACV. Give it time and you will see the improved look and health in your rabbits. I use the organic ACV with the mother in it so it is alive and still has all the valuable probiotics. Even regular ACV has great benefits just make sure it is apple cider vinegar and not apple colored/flavored distilled white vinegar! Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to a gallon of water. Start with one and work up to two, sometimes i do not even measure it just a splash in a gallon jug and good to go.
Apple Cider Vinegar keeps the immune system up also preventing urinary tract problems like bladder sludge (from excess calcium)and promotes a less potent urine therefore reducing the smell and less infections because the organisms can not live in acid urine. Keeps the body ph regulated, clearing up skin infections and weepy eyes. Many people feel that adding acv to your rabbits water results in healthier rabbits by increasing the nutrient absorption capabilities of the G.I. tract as well as helping the whole digestive process. ACV is said to boost fertility rates and produce more female kits in a litter, also said to make the does more willing to breed. ACV makes rabbits unattractive to fleas and mites by making the rabbit”smell” off. Making it a great repellent and health tonic. Extensive historical use and veterinary studies indicate that apple cider vinegar added to feed or water can cure a mastitis infection and reduce the transmission rates of the bacteria.
It can also be used as a cleaner for cages and crocks as well as keeping the green algae from growing in water bottles in the summer. Also know for keeping the fur softer and shinier when rabbits are on the acv treatment. If you bring your rabbit to a show or transporting them, the water will taste the same as the water from home. So many uses and health benefits for your rabbits plus it cleans and disinfects, kills garden bugs, kills weeds. You can also mix acv and olive oil for ear mites by dropping 6 or 7 drops in each ear holding the ear flap closed for a minute or two after each treatment rubbing the base of the ear. Poultry people add it to their flocks! Horse breeders to their horses! rabbit breeders to their rabbits! keep a jug on hand your rabbits will thank you. Thanks for reading! Rise And Shine Rabbitry – Raising Meat Rabbits To Save The World! Join The Rabbit Revolution, Like Us On Facebook!