February 6, 2014

Urinary Tract Infections: Natural Treatment for Dogs and Cats

Filed under: Cats,Dogs,Dr. Loridawn's Lessons,Pet Health — Tags: , — Dr. Loridawn Gordon @ 12:32 am

Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs and CatsUrinary tract infections are not pleasant in humans, and accordingly, they are not pleasant for cats and dogs. How do our pets get urinary tract infections and how can urinary tract infections be treated? Keep reading to find out.

How Urinary Tract Infections Occur in Cats and Dogs

Urinary tract infections in cats and dogs can occur from a variety of health issues. These include:

  • Stress
  • Diet
  • Deficiency in the immune system
  • Fungal infections
  • Bladder stones
  • Injury
  • Tumor

You will know, or at the very least suspect, that your cat or dog has a urinary tract infection because they will urinate frequently, and urinate in unconventional places.

How to Treat Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs and Cats

Urinary tract infections can be treated in dogs and cats through a natural means. Here are some of the ways you can treat your furry friend’s UTI:

1. Juniper Berry

The herbal remedy, juniper berry, is effective at increasing the kidney’s functions by quickly removing toxins out of the body. This results in frequent urination, which can help to restore your cat or dog’s pH balance.

2. Cranberry

This berry is not only known to be effective in humans, but is also effective in pets. Cranberry prevents bacteria from invading the urinary tract. It is also very effective at preventing the recurrence of urinary tract infections in cats and dogs.

3. Uva Ursi

This leaf is very powerful. Many holistic vets will use this leaf with the aim of attacking pathogens that cause urinary tract infections in pets. It is able to stop bleed as well as reduce inflammation.

4. Supplement

Provide your pet with multivitamins and antioxidants. You will help to support their bodily functions on a day-to-day basis, as well as support their immune system during times of distress.

Overall, as soon as you notice signs of a urinary tract infection, you should take your pet to your hollistic vet as soon as possible. It is a serious problem that can become extremely uncomfortable for them, and you definitely do not want your pet to feel uncomfortable.

Disclaimer: 1st Pet Naturals is an education resource, and all information herein is strictly for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure disease, nor is it meant to replace the (prescribed) treatment or recommendations of your veterinarian or healthcare provider. Always inform your veterinarian or healthcare provider of any products that your pet is taking, including herbal remedies and supplements.