Herbal Remedies For Cats With Urinary Tract Infection

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Natural treatments for urinary tract infections

Diseases of the lower urinary tract occur frequently in cats. They affect the bladder and/or the urethra, i.e. the tube through which the urine flows to the outside of the body. Infections manifest themselves as urinary stones and urethral plugs and create ailments such cystitis and urethral obstruction or blocked bladder.

Conventional treatment is usually with antibiotics. They are however inferior to natural remedies as they just suppress symptoms and do not address the root cause that led to the symptoms in the first place. This is important. Most people believe antibiotics to be a cure, but they are not. More important still, as they do not cure, using antibiotics does not eliminate any reoccurence of the infection.

Herbal remedies for UTI

Herbal remedies for cats heal the cause of the urinary tract infection at the cellular level. They can also be used for preventative care.

Four herbs – chamomile, common club moss, golden rod and stinging nettle – are particularly useful herbal remedies for cats for treating urinary tract problems the natural way.

A chamomile flower infusion is a tonic for urinary tract problems. Cystitis and other bladder problems can be treated by a compress soaked in the infusion and applied to the side of the bladder or by poultices of fresh chamomile ointment similarly applied. They have to be warm and kept warm.

A tisane of the evergreen herb common club moss gives impressive results in combating urinary tract disorders. A poultice and one or two herbal bath using common club moss will also bring relief and healing from cystitis, gravel in the bladder and blocked bladder.

The flowers and the leaves of golden rod make an excellent remedy for urinary tract and bladder ailments. It brings swift relief to cats suffering from blocked bladder or cystitis.

Stinging nettle sweeps away disorders,discomfort and infections of the urinary tract and releases suppressed urine. Use as a tisane, infusion, poultice or compress.

Home remedies

Barley water is an excellent for cystitis. The condition is usually due to bladder stones, bladder gravel and stagnation of urine. Barley water will help to dissolve bladder stones and gravel, stop the formation of concentrated urine and cleanse the urinary tract infection.

To make barley water boil two tablespoons of pearl barley in a little water for a few minutes. Strain and add two litres of boiling water. Boil down to half and add some honey and 250ml of grape juice. Give four dropperfuls daily.

For more herbal remedies for cats with urinary tract infection read the article on Home Remedies for Cats with Urinary Tract Infection.



Home Remedies For Cats With Urinary Tract Infection

Posted by: Home Remedies For Cats  :  Category: urinary tract infection

Natural UTI treatments for cats

There are many natural remedies that will effectively treat feline urinary tract infections. The simple home remedies for cats with urinary tract infections outlined below will give good results.

Ready-made home remedies

Ready-made 100% home remedies for cats are available from pet health shops. For example PetAlive offers two remedies: UTI-Free and Better-Bladder Control.

UTI Free relieves frequent urination, bladder discomfort and urinary tract problems. Better Bladder Control helps to relieve incontinence and strengthens the bladder. It addresses acute symptoms such as frequent leaking and ‘accidents’. Routine removal of waste and detoxification is also supported. Both remedies come in soluble granule form and are easy to administer. Simply sprinkle on your cat’s tongue.

Homoeopathic remedies

Homoeopathic bladder remedies like cantharis are very useful for pain relief and will quickly ease discomfort if your cat is straining to urinate. At the first sign of infection give two to three pellets two or three times a day. They are easily absorbed by the pet’s mucous membranes.

Home remedies

Cranberry juice extract is very effective in controlling the infection by stopping bacteria from adhering to the surface of the bladder. It also acidifies the urine. Give your cat some cranberry juice mixed with water. If your cat refuses this, you can administer a soft gel pill filled with concentrated cranberry flavonoids.

Vitamin C supplement is also good a good home remedy for treating urinary tract infections in cats. Vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties and will strengthen the lining of the bladder. Depending upon the weight of your cat, you can give a dose of 250mg to 500mg twice a day. Be careful with the dosage though as vitamin C can cause diarrhoea. You may have to experiment a bit to get the dosage right.


Exercise will stimulate the bladder and you should encourage your cat to move about regularly. Make sure it can go outdoors every few hours, thus avoiding holding urine in too long. Ensure good hygiene and keep more than one litter box in your home for your cat, making sure they are always clean.

To ensure that the bladder of your cat is emptied regularly in order to flush out toxins, make certain that your cat has access to plenty of fresh, clean water on a daily basis. Chemicals in drinking water may make your cat avoid drinking, which in turn results in thickening of urine and hinders regular emptying of the bladder. This makes them more prone to developing UTI. Use filtered or spring water instead. However, you cannot force your cat to drink, so one way to ensure your cats gets enough daily fluids is to moisten foods and dip dry foods in some water or chicken broth.


Feed a natural diet without preservatives, colourants or additives to boost the immune system. Many commercial cat foods contain harmful chemical substances that weaken the immune system. Raw food is best to reduce the chance of any infection.

There are also a number of effective herbal remedies. To discover which herbs will cure feline urinary tract infections read the article on Herbal Remedies for Cats with Urinary Tract Infection.