A dog UTI natural remedy may help a pet suffering from bladder health challenges.
These dog bladder symptoms could be caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI) or something more serious such as:
- Kidney failure
- Cushing’s disease
- Bladder tumor
- Bladder or kidney stones
- Non-infectious bladder inflammation (sterile cystitis)
- A “foreign body”
Take your pup to the vet immediately if these symptoms present.
A traditional veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics, urinary acidifiers, or increased water intake for UTIs.
However, a veterinarian trained in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) may recommend the addition of a holistic supplement, such as PET | TAO’s Soothe Bladder Supplement.
Which Herbs And Plants Are Best For A Dog UTI Natural Remedy?
Cranberries have a history of medicinal use dating back hundreds of years.
They contain a multitude of beneficial compounds and vitamins.
Cranberries also contain proanthocyanidins, an antioxidant helping improve blood vessels and the delivery of oxygen to cell membranes.
Juniper berries are excellent for treating UTIs.
Their antibacterial and antifungal properties fight the infection, while a volatile oil component of the berry called terpinen-4-ol helps filter the kidneys.
In fact, studies reveal juniper berry oil could fight bacteria and fungi resistant to antibiotics.
The berries’ diuretic effect increases urine flow, helping to flush out infection by diluting the urine and cleansing the bacteria.
Juniper berries are also anti-inflammatory, providing pain relief for bladder infections and UTIs.
Marshmallow root is an antimicrobial, demulcent, emollient, hypoglycemic and immunostimulant.
Demulcents form a soothing film over a mucous membrane.
According to one study, the demulcent property of marshmallow root soothes membranes.
Mature marshmallow roots contain as much as 35% mucilage, a gelatinous solution from plant roots, making it useful for treating internal mucous membranes.
The mucilage provides a protective barrier between membranes, such as the lining of the bladder, and irritants.
Marshmallow root also acts as a diuretic, increasing the flow of urine.
The plant helps minimize discomfort associated with kidney stones.
Uva ursi is known for its uses with urinary tract disorders such as kidney and bladder infections.
The main medicinal compound Uva ursi is arbutin.
In a high-acid urinary tract, the natural chemical compound becomes hydroquinone, an antiseptic, and glucose.
The high tannin content makes the plant a member of the Heath family and is helpful in urinary tract problems with minor bleeding in the urine.
Uva Ursi is antilithic.
Antilithic plants help prevent the formation of stones in the urinary tract and remove those already formed.
Herbalists recommend using antilithics in conjunction with demulcent and anti-microbial herbs such as marshmallow root, which is in PET | TAO Soothe Bladder Supplement.
Powerful Tools to Help Your Dog’s Urinary Tract & Bladder Challenges
There are many quick and easy changes you can make at home to help you give your dog an edge on easing urinary tract challenges.
- Learn more about dog kidney and bladder stones.
- Provide bladder support. PET | TAO Soothe Bladder is a blend of Eastern herbs and Western supplements working together to soothe your dog’s bladder and urinary tract.
- Consider a Cooling Diet. PET | TAO Chill cools inflammation caused by infection. Make sure to discuss any dietary changes with your holistic vet.
- Try PET | TAO Freeze Dried Beef Kidney Treats. According to TCVM, kidney controls kidney, bladder, and urinary tract functions. As few as 5-6 treats per day can make a huge difference in your dog’s urinary tract and bladder health!
- Learn more about TCVM Herbal Remedies. Chinese medicine offers many amazing natural solutions for canine bladder and urinary health challenges. Some good examples are: