In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel is the best feline acne apple cider vinegar treatments currently available. One thing that we would like to mention before getting any further into the article is that although apple cider vinegar can treat feline acne, cat acne wipes are usually easier, quicker, and cheaper to use. Our article on The Best Cat Acne Wipes For Quick And Easy Feline Acne Treatment may be able to help you.
On the flip side, many households will already have apple cider vinegar in their homes making it a more convenient treatment for your cat’s acne. Before applying your apple cider vinegar to the area of your cat affected by the acne breakout there are a few things that you have to check. These are:-
- Make sure that you are using a high-quality apple cider vinegar.
- If you already have some in your home make sure that it is still in date and its best before date has not been and gone.
- If you have any other brand make sure that it says “With The Mother” on the label. This is usually very easy to see on the front of the bottle.
Feline Acne Apple Cider Vinegar Treatments
Once you have completed those three checks you are able to start treating your cat’s acne breakout. The unique acidic properties of apple cider vinegar make it the ideal home remedy for treating acne in your cats even though it can take time for the condition to clear.
We recommend that you take a photo of your cat’s acne with your phone before starting the process. This will allow you to quickly and easily compare it in the future to its original state to see if you can notice and improvements in the acne from the treatment.
Applying The Treatment
Simply add some apple cider vinegar to a cotton bud or some tissue paper and then apply it directly to the area of your cat with the acne. Repeat this process twice per day, every day for at least a week. At the one week point reassess the situation to see if you feel any progress has been made or not by checking the photograph you took before starting the treatment.
If you feel an improvement has been made, you can continue with applying the apple cider vinegar twice per day for another week and reassess the situation then or until the condition has faded. If you don’t think that there are any improvements in the situation then you may want to try a cat acne wipe that has a much better track record of treating acne in cats. In rare cases, you may have to take your cat to your local veterinarian to get prescription medication to treat your cat’s acne.
Why Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help With Cats Acne
When using apple cider vinegar to treat acne in your cat you are looking to leverage its various acidic, antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. All of these together make for a natural acne treatment that can help soothe your cat’s condition.
The antiseptic properties help to reduce the chance of infection in your cat’s acne as the spots burst or from the scratches caused when your cat itches the affected area. The antibacterial properties help deal with the various bacteria common on cats fur and skin that can result in blocked pores that lead to a sebum buildup and eventually acne.
Although the antifungal properties do not directly help with the acne breakout, they do combat the various fungi common on your cat’s skin that may lead to ringworm if they are not treat. The acid pH of the apple cider vinegar can also help to reduce ticks, mites, fleas, and other parasites that may be attracted to the area of your cats acne breakout.
The video below goes into a number of benefits of apple cider vinegar for cats.