Wondering what to give your cat for UTI? We are going to discuss the best natural cures for urinary tract infections in felines. In the United States, UTI in cats account for the most visits to vets which come with a huge bill. So, let us study some preventive as well as healing home remedies for cat utis to give your pet some much needed relief.
Apple cider for cat uti
Apple cider vinegar heals UTI in humans as well as cats. You can use the following steps to administer this all natural remedy for urine infections in cats:
- Mix apple cider vinegar (only use organic and raw with ‘mother’intact) with equal quantities of water.
- Fill up a dropper with the above mixture.
- Administer this mixture to the pet directly into its mouth.
- If your cat won’t take this, you can add a couple of tablespoons of undiluted organic apple cider vinegar to her canned (wet) food.
Continue administering apple cider vinegar for cat UTI to prevent recurrent infections. If your cat is very fussy, simply dip her paws in apple cider vinegar so she will lick them clean and cure her UTI as well.
Avoid feeding your cat dry food
Canned dry food is the number one cause of recurrent cat urinary crystals. Home remedy for cat uti should include stopping commercially prepared cat food which is often full of chemicals and also highly dehydrating. Continue feeding wet food and better still, prepare food at home( you can feed her brown rice with mashed vegetables, turkey or chicken) at home for kitty. Continue giving the cat apple cider vinegar. Most cats hate the taste of it, so you will need to force some into its mouth using a dropper. Also provide plenty of fresh water for your cat to drink so as to keep its urinary tract free from bacteria. Avoid giving seafood to kitty which can increase crystals in the urine.
Feline urinary support pills
Cat uti treatment cost can be very high. There are many natural remedies available online and one such remedy is the Vet’s Best Feline Cat Urinary Support Tablet. Hundreds of satisfied cat owners have seen excellent results with this remedy. It contains horsetail, cranberry and parsley. These herbal remedies keep the cat’s urine acidic and free flowing. It is a suitable remedy for cats of all sizes and shapes and you need to give 2 pills a day.
Cantharis is a homeopathic remedy for UTIs. Crush a few pills and add to your cat’s food. Continue to feed it raw, organic apple cider vinegar for cat uti daily.
Cod liver oil
Feed your cat cod liver oil the moment you notice him/her straining over the litter box. Cod liver oil prevents cat urine crystals and stones and also keeps the urine from smelling. Mix a teaspoon of oil with your cat’s canned food to see results.
D Mannose powder or pills
Wondering what to give cat with UTI? The answer, apart from apple cider vinegar is D Mannose. D mannose powder is being hailed as the wonder remedy for human UTIs and cats benefit from it as well. When using D Mannose pills crush the same and add it to your cat’s food. Avoid giving dry food to cats as it aggravates UTI.
Gimborn Uri Soothe Natural remedy
Looking for a natural soothing remedy for cat uti pain? Try Gimborn URI Soothe which contains cranberry and blueberry extracts. This is a preventive as well as healing remedy that can help you avoid high cat uti treatment cost. Give a couple of drops of the remedy to your cats daily. On the downside, the product is slushy/milky and lumpy and may be difficult to administer. Also, it contains parabens which some cat owners are not fond of.
UroMaxx for cats
UroMaxx for cats is another popular remedy for cat UTI. It contains glucosamine, cranberry extracts and large amounts of vitamin C which boost cat’s immunity to prevent recurring utis. This product really works in 2 days! No blood in urine and your cat will be urinating normally and sleeping soundly in no time. Cats also love the taste of UroMaxx and you can administer it directly or add it to their food.
It is no fun having a sick cat. You want it back on its feet playing happily again. The above remedies for cat UTI really work and they have been tried and tested by cat owners. Many of the remedies are also preventive and many a treated cat has been benefitting from them for years to come. Do let us know how you cat is faring as well, in comments below.