I must admit I give my dogs a teaspoon once in a while in their food and it gets their stools right back in order if they are a bit off. I also have a Golden Retriever that has a bit of allergy in the spring. She gets itchy in spots….no blood, no constant scratching, just scratching once in a while which increases when having a reaction. I rinse her down after she has been running in the grass, spray her with a diluted apple cider vinegar and water solution and she stops itching. I do this daily in the high itch season for her. I also clean her ears with it. Not one infection this year….lots her first year of life. Love this stuff!
Some industry observers scoffed when Apple started opening retail outlets, saying that a single product store could not succeed. Now the stores are viewed a competitive strength; allowing people to try out and learn about Apple products. The 32GB NAND flash memory version of the iPad 2 equipped the with Global System for Mobile Communications/high-speed packet access (GSM/HSPA) air standard carries a BOM of $, according to industry cost expert iSuppi, and sells for $729. This gives Apple a $ or 54% gross margin. Of course, Apple has the expense of the Apple stores to cover, and corporate overhead even if the product is sold through the Apple web site. But 54% gross margin is significantly higher than the discount received by resellers, according to Jason Hiner, Editor in Chief of TechRepublic, who published on March 11, 2011, that he had spoken to industry insiders claiming Apple only gives retailers 3% off vs. 5-15% margin offered by manufacturers of competing products. So Apple’s direct sales channels now make a huge difference in its bottom line.