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Bladder Inflammation in Dogs and Cats

Bladder Inflammation in Dogs and Cats
Pet supplements for bladder infection in dogs and cats.

Herbal remedies to help address bladder inflammation and bladder infection in dogs and cats.

When the kidneys are under duress, nutritional support must be given not only to the kidneys, but to the liver, cardiovascular system and autonomic nervous system, which are interconnected, and help support normal balanced kidney function, as well as work to rehabilitate the kidneys when infection or disease is present.  

Urinary tract infections (also known as UTI's and bladder infections) frequently affect dogs and cats, and represent of the top reasons for vet visits. When your dog or cat has a UTI, the bladder is affected, causing extreme pain, discomfort and inflammation. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria that enter the urethra (the tube connecting the bladder to the exterior of the body through which urine flows), or bladder or any part of the urinary tract.

Urinary tract inflammation can also be related to bladder stones, underlying disease, overuse of medications, bladder tumors, cancer or abnormalities of the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections affect both dogs and cats, although they tend to occur more commonly in cats. 

Female cats and dogs experience more episodes of urinary tract infections because the urethra is shorter and broader than in males. If left untreated, urinary tract infections can lead to more serious health complications such as kidney infections or kidney failure.

Common symptoms of bladder inflammation/infection include:

Straining to urinate

Painful urination

Licking of the genitals

Cloudy or blood urine

Urinating without passing much urine (drops)

Urinating in odd places

Fever

Loss of appetite

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets - human grade meets/exceeds highest safety criteria for pets)

Herbal remedies are used to help provide relief for Urinary Tract Infections, to help reduce bladder inflammation, including symptoms of frequent urination, bladder discomfort, bladder and urinary infections, incontinence, to help support bladder control in dogs and cats, to help improve bladder and urinary tract health due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, for the treatment of severe cystitis, prostate problems and symptoms of burning urine, to help reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system.

Stix & Stones – (learn more) promotes improved kidney function, helps to break up kidney, liver, gallbladder and bladder stones and gravel (active stones, crystals and as a preventative); helps to safely remove stones from the body; helps to treat urinary tract infections (bladder and kidney infections; for kidney and liver disease; tones and balances kidney, liver, intestine, pancreas, gall bladder function and health; reduces uric acid levels in urine; increases urination, blocks the formation of calcium crystals such as calcium oxalate and prevents them from entering kidney and bladder cells, provides pH modulation, for urinary system disorders and pathologies and for hepatic insufficiency. This product has been proven to be 90% effective at addressing urinary tract infections, and all types of stones, gravel, calculi and crystals in dogs and cats.

Yummy Tummy – (learn more) promotes Probiotic digestive, urinary, bladder and gall bladder support, for all types of digestive disorders, promotes proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients, for bladder (cystitis) and kidney (pyelonephritis) infections, tones and strengthens the connective tissue of the bladder related to urine leakage and urinary incontinence; for Candida including systemic Candida as a natural, plant-based steroid alternative, provides important support for cramping, pain, discomfort, Gastroenteritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD), prostate inflammation, BHP, prostatitis, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) and Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS).

Tinkle Tonic  (learn more) treats prostate disorders, supports urinary tract and prostate health and reduces prostrate symptoms including Prostatitis and Benign Hyperplasia Prostate disease (BHP), promotes prostate gland health, a healthy bladder, urinary tract and bowel movements, reduces swollen and enlarged prostrate glands, promotes strong and healthy urine flow, relieves pain, discomfort and difficulty when urinating; for incomplete urination, increased frequency of urination or reduction in the volume of urine, relieves painful and strained defecation, increases circulation and strengthens the immune system; for urinary incontinence and weakened bladders.

Hepa Protect – (learn more) supports proper liver function and metabolism, bile production and flow, rehabilitates the performance, health and repair of the liver, kidneys, bladder and gall bladder, rehabilitates and detoxifies the kidneys and liver; tones and balances the connective tissue of the liver, kidneys and bladder, normalizes liver enzyme levels, regulates kidney acid/alkaline levels, for all types of stones and gravel of the liver, kidneys, bladder and gallbladder, including oxalate and struvite crystals and stones; reduces uric acid, for gall bladder inflammation, gall stones and gallbladder infections, for renal colic and renal calculi; helps to protect red blood cell formation, useful in diseases such as ehrlichia, ehrlichiosis.

Other helpful suggestions:

Make sure that your dog or cat has toilet breaks every few hours and avoid letting them hold urine in too long

Give your pet plenty of fresh, clean water daily to flush out unwanted toxins and avoid dehydration

Feed your pet a high quality, low ph or natural diet without preservatives, colorants or additives to boost the immune system

Ensure good hygiene by bathing your pet regularly, in particular female pets as their urethra is very short and as a result bacteria infects the bladder very quickly

Ensure that your pet gets adequate exercise to stimulate the bladder

Keep more than one litter box in your home for your cat and make sure that they are always clean

Conventional Remedies:

The diagnosis of urinary tract inflammation is based on the symptoms, medical history and a physical examination. A urine test will be performed to check for a high ph balance, the presence of bacteria, crystals, red and white blood cells. Additional tests such as a urine culture, blood tests, x-rays and ultrasound may be performed if recurring infection occur or to determine the cause of underlying diseases or abnormalities.

Urinary tract infections in pets are usually treated with a course of antibiotics. Frequent treatment of antibiotics can weaken the immune system, causing recurring infections. In more severe cases or with persistent urinary tract infections, surgery or catheterization may be recommended by your vet.

Proper nutrition that contains all the essential nutrients, providing clean, fresh water, good hygiene, regular exercise and encouraging your pet to urinate can make a significant different to your pet’s urinary health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

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