Everything You Want To Know To Help Your Cat's Urinary Health Naturally

How You Can Help Your Cat's Urinary Health With Herbs

Do you want a more natural way to help your cat's urinary health?

Feline lower urinary tract disease can be common. There can be many reasons though for it to occur, including:

  • urinary infection
  • urinary stones
  • hyperthyroidism
  • diabetes
  • injury

How would you know if your cat has lower urinary tract disease?

There could be many symptoms. From your cat straining to urinate, or passing small amounts of urine. To obvious pain.

If you suspect your cat is unwell, get your Veterinary Surgeon to check your cat as soon as possible. Feline lower urinary tract disease can be very serious, especially if untreated.

3 popular herbs for feline urinary health

1. Cranberries

Cranberries are often used to help people and a variety of animals with their urinary health. Including cats.

What's the research?

My favourite supplement is "Aloe Berry Nectar", from Forever Living Products. This is a product I sell, but also use, so recommend! It combines aloe vera with cranberries and apple. For information on this please email me at info @ taranet.co.uk

2. Dandelion

These bright yellow flowering plants are often considered weeds. But they contain many nutrients, including: vitamins A, C, K and E. Plus several minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Also dandelions are diruetics. Diruretics promote urine elimination and passing urine is essential to health. Get more information on dandelion with my advice page here.

3. Marshmallow

This is a soothing plant, that contains mucilage. Which can effectively coat the urinary tract to protect it. Get more information on marshmallow for animals in my advice page here.

…Chinese Herbs?

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) includes a range of herbal remedies. But they require expert veterinary professional knowledge to use. Otherwise unwelcome side effects are possible. There are veterinary surgeon's who're qualified in TCVM, so find one to help you.

What Herb Would Be Best For Your Cat?

It depends on what the cause of your cat's urinary system is. So speaking to your veterinary surgeon is vital.

Choosing a specially formulated herbal supplement for cats is a great idea. You'll know then that it's got the right amount of herbs and you'll have a clear guide on how much to use.

For example Hilton Herbs have a product called Kitty Ezee-P, which is designed for optimum feline urinary function. Visit Hilton Herbs website at www.hiltonherbs.com

There are many holistic veterinary surgeons in the UK and around the world, and having a consultation with one will help you to get the best herbal approach for your cat.

What Else Can You Do To Help?

Nutrition is key. Whatever the cause of your cat's urinary issues is. A diet that's balanced and which is high quality, preferably organic and as natural as possible. With no unnecessary additives or preservatives. Will help your cat to be as healthy as possible.

The saying 'you are what you eat' applies to cats too!

Have you heard of raw feeding? Although it's well known for dogs. Cats can benefit from a raw food diet too. You can find prepared raw food from experienced producers such as Natures Menu, find their website at https://www.naturesmenu.co.uk.

There are also veterinary surgeon's who're members of the Raw Feed Veterinary Society, find a vet at their website at rfvs.info

A high quality diet will help your cat be healthy and reduce ailments.

And ensure your cat has clean, fresh water at all times. Drinking is essential for good health! If your cat's not keen on drinking a lot, then try changing the water bowl to another material or another colour - it could make a difference!

As with all therapies and treatments - use only those that your Veterinary Surgeon approves. Whilst herbal medicine is generally very safe, there maybe some reasons why it won't be suitable for your horse, dog or other animal. It may not even work properly if your animal is on other medication, so do get your Veterinary Surgeon's permission first.

Find out more about other natural animal therapies here at Taranet. Or read other articles in this Natural Pet Health Blog. Take a look at the sitemap here to explore!

About the Author

Suzanne Harris is founder of this Taranet website at www.taranet.co.uk, and also provides business coaching to horse and dog care and veterinary professionals.