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Pet UTI's and Bladder Infections

Factors that Contribute to Bladder Infections in Pets

  • Lack of exercise. Exercise strengthens the immune system
  • Lack of water for proper hydration
  • Holding urine for prolonged periods
  • Fear of urinating because of overly strict disciplining for accidents
  • Low quality dog food ingredients with mostly cereals and by products
  • E-coli contamination
  • Chemicals like flea and tick collars
  • Defective anatomy
  • Bladder stones
  • Too short a treatment program or not following it correctly
A urinary tract infection has the potential to damage the kidneys and lead to death if it progresses too long.  If you suspect your pet has a urinary infection it is best to get a urine specimen and have it analyzed.
  1. to make sure it hasn't affected the kidneys and
  2. to make sure the symptoms are not from another more serious disease such as diabetes which can mimic a bladder infection.

Sometimes, very early on, the infection can be stopped with natural and home remedies.  A urinary strength herbal remedy for pets is often needed for chronic cases and in preventing future kidney and urinary tract problems.

Natural and Home Remedies for Pet UTI's

The following herbals and supplements have had proven success with many pet owners and holistic vets. Do not administer them all at once to your pet.  Many are in herbal formulas.

  • Cantharis
  • Burdock
  • Staphysagris
  • Dandelion
  • Glucosamine
  • Cranberries. New research has found that proanthocyanidins in cranberries prevents bacteria from adhering to the walls of the bladder and urethra and allows the urine to wash away the bacteria. D-mannose  (see below) is found in cranberries but they don’t contain enough of the sugar.
  • Uva-ursi
  • Probiotics / yogurt
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • D-Mannose powder helps inhibit adhesion of infection causing E-coli bacteria to urinary tract walls and reduces urinary ph levels to inhibit the growth of E. Coli. Read more.  Safe for pets.

Natural Healing offers information and opinions based on the investigation of studies worldwide. Do not use this information as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Consult with your veterinarian before administering any home remedies or supplements. Your veterinarian can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your pets' unique needs.

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