Home Remedies For Cats With Urinary Tract Infection

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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 UTI-Free and Better-Bladder Control.

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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.

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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.

Lifestyle

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.

Diet

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.

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4 Responses to “Home Remedies For Cats With Urinary Tract Infection”

  1. Lucinda Smith Says:

    Check out Chanca Piedra (Stone Breaker) herbal tea. My cat,Loloma, had bladder stones and a UTI. He ended up in emergency surgery, and for one month afterwards I gave him this tea twice a day. At his post surgical check up, the urinalysis report was very good – much better than his Vet expected.

  2. Aunt Kitty Says:

    Several years ago, my sister’s Calico became seriously ill with an infection and almost died. Ever since, she has been plagued with off-and-on UTI’s, aggravated by her refusal to use a litter box or go outside to empty her bladder on her on (she has to be carried outside.). The last time she saw the Vet was two years ago and the antibiotic injection alone was $75. She did OK up until a couple of months ago when she began squatting, straining and passing blood-tinged urine again. My sister was ready to have her put down, for she could not afford to take her back to her vet for yet another expensive round of antibiotics. So, I did some research for some home remedies and found this website. When I read the section about Vitamin C, it made perfect sense, for I was able to successfully treat my periodontal disease with high doses of it. It just so happened my sister had some 500mg tablets on hand, so we cut them in half and began giving her kitty 250 mg. twice a day. Within three days her symptoms were gone. A word of caution, though: You cannot stop the therapy. My sister did—and within a week, her kitty was sick again. She resumed the therapy twice a day and kitty is better. Thank you for the tip!

  3. kristen Says:

    i’m reading a lot that apple cider vinegar is helpful. does anyone have experience with this? i just administered a dose to my cat about 15 minutes ago (mixed with water and a little pureed chicken to help it go down easier) to help him with his UTI. i hope it works!

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