If not treated in time, urinary tract infection in cats can become a serious problem. There are some tried and tested home remedies for UTI cats that will fix the problem.
Urinary tract infection can be effectively treated with a tisane (tea) of various antiseptic and disinfectant herbs such as uva ursi, horsetail, juniper berry, razor, corn silk, nettle, and marshmallow leaves.
Mix half a teaspoon of uva ursi leaves with half a teaspoon of horsetail and half a teaspoon of juniper berries. Add half a liter of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add half a teaspoon of each of the knives, the corn silk, the nettle and the marshmallow leaf. Cover the mixture and let it cool. Give one dropper every three hours.
Uva ursi acts as an antiseptic and will cleanse the urinary tract. It is a bitter tasting herb and can be neutralized by adding a little vegetable glycerin to the mix. Horsetail will disinfect the urinary system and juniper berries are antiseptic and diuretic. Razors and corn silk are calming kidney tonics and also mildly diuretic. Nettle is another tonic herb that nourishes the entire system. Corn silk and marshmallow are demulcent herbs and will prevent urinary tract irritation from cleansing herbs.
For acute infections, add one drop of echinacea tincture for every five pounds of body weight to the mixture and administer at the intervals indicated above until the infection clears.
Other home remedies for cats with urinary tract infection are cranberries and cranberries, which prevent bacteria from taking root in the urinary tract tissue. Cranberry juice extract capsules and cranberry juice will do the job. They help control infection and also acidify the urine.
Barley water is an excellent remedy for urinary tract infections. Boil 25 g of pearl barley in a little water for a few minutes. Strain and add a liter of boiling water. Boil halfway and add a little honey and 100 ml of grape juice. Give four drops a day.
You can also help your cat by providing pain relief with natural remedies. Cantharis is very useful for cats that are straining to urinate. It is highly recommended if there is blood in the urine. Give two or three 30C potency granules 2-3 times a day.
Drinking more fluids is also important when treating urinary tract infections, so encourage your cat to drink more water and add water or tea to her food. Drinking all of this extra fluid will help flush out toxins, as your cat’s bladder will empty regularly. Make sure the water is clean. Filtered or spring water is preferable, as chemicals in drinking water cause some cats to avoid drinking, resulting in thickening of the urine that makes it difficult to regularly empty the bladder.
Strengthen your cat’s urinary tract by providing vitamin C. It has anti-inflammatory properties and strengthens the lining of the bladder. Depending on your cat’s weight, give 250-500 mg twice a day. However, vitamin C can cause diarrhea, so take the correct dose.
Conventional treatments for urinary tract infection in cats rely on blood and urine tests to identify the bacteria causing the infection and administering antibiotics to kill it. The natural remedies for cats discussed above look towards treatment along with boosting immunity in order to reduce any recurrences.