Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection in Cats

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Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection in Cats
Keep your cats happy by treating them for urinary tract infection (cats image by Zbigniew Nowak from Fotolia.com)

Cats can get a urinary tract infection just like people can, and it can be just as uncomfortable for them as it is for us. Urinary tract infections can make it painful for your cat to urinate. If it is not treated when early signs arise, it can cause a serious problem with the kidneys.

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Cantharis, which is made from dead beetles, vinegar and milk sugar, can help relieve your cat's pain that is related to a urinary tract infection. It can help reduce the cat's urge to strain when trying to urinate. A dosage of two or three pellets two or three times a day can help your pet. According to naturalpetcare.com, you can simply put the 30C potency pellets in your cats mouth. It is easily absorbed by the cat's mucous membranes.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an anti-inflammatory that helps strengthen the lining of the bladder. It also can increase body strength. According to nativeremedies.com, a good dosage to administer to your cat should be 250 mg to 500 mg in supplement form twice a day, depending on the weight of your cat. However, make sure to not exceed the recommended dosage, because it can cause diarrhoea if too much is given.

Cranberry Juice Extract

Cranberry juice extract can help control the infection. It is available at various online sites to give to cats and dogs. Cranberry juice extract works by stopping bacteria from sticking to the surface of the bladder. It also will acidify the urine.


One way to help your cat get rid of a urinary tract infection is to make sure your pet gets plenty of fluids. Make sure your cat's water bowl is full and clear at all times. If your cat is not drinking enough water, dip some food or bread into some chicken broth and feed it to your pet. By getting enough fluids, your cat will flush the bacteria from its kidneys and help eliminate the urinary tract infection.

Herbal Tea Tincture

An herbal tea tincture can help ease an irritated urinary system. A good combination of herbal tea for cats should include goldenrod, horsetail, parsley, marsh mallow root and elderberry. This is called an herbal tea blend. According to natural-pet-care.com, the best way to give this to your cat is to put it in its food or water. A good dosage of the cooled herbal tea blend is 1 tsp, three times a day until the symptoms have cleared up. You can find this herbal tincture already made at various online sites.

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