A urinary tract infection, or UTI, can be unpleasant for both you and your cat with your pet feeling physical pain and you dealing with unwanted urination around the home. Fortunately there is an alternative to an expensive vet visit and prescription antibiotics to cure your cat’s UTI; try some of these great natural remedies.
Now that you’ve elected to take the natural path to getting your cat’s infection cleared up the first step is to make some lifestyle adjustments for your furry friend. This will not only help for immediate healing but is often a root cause or trigger for future incidents.
Insuring a healthy lifestyle is a lot like it would sound, make sure your cat is getting exercise, don’t restrict outdoor time if he or she is used to that. Also check your cat food and consider switching to a higher quality brand. According to Catinfo low quality food and your cat’s overall diet is a key factor in your cat developing a urinary tract infection. A key sign that your current choice is inadequate includes if it is on dry food seems overly moist or oily, wet food tends to be better. Also make sure your cat has access to fresh water and plenty of it, frequent urination and thus hydration is a big part of the healing process.
Natural Home Remedies
Once you have made some necessary lifestyle adjustments for your cat you begin administering one or more natural remedies to try to correct the issue. It should be noted that a UTI may sometimes require an antibiotic or vet visit so if none of these work please seek professional help promptly.
Try a natural or blend of natural herbs known to provide relief for infections. These will include milk thistle, ginseng and echinacea. These are some of the herbs that an animal will ingest in the wild to help their body get back on track.
Apple cider vinegar is another very common home remedy. Much like humans use cranberry in these situations a teaspoon of slightly diluted apple cider vinegar three to four times daily works wonders on clearing up a cat’s system. To reduce stomach irritation try to feed your cat at or near times when you are providing the vinegar. Avoid using tuna as a treat at these times however, especially with male cats, as it may be the root cause of the infection.
These natural remedies are often quite successful in getting your cat back to a great and healthy condition but if symptoms persist your feline friend may have a situation that requires prescription medication or possibly even surgery so please consult with your veterinarian as soon as possible.