Some naturopaths use cranberries to treat urinary tract infections in dogs and cats.
Can I give my cat Cranberry Pills? Cranberry pills can be given to cats, although it should ideally be discussed with a veterinarian beforehand. The advantage of the pills is that do not contain as much sugar as the readily available commercial cranberry juices and they definitely contain cranberries. Pills can be crushed and fed with their meals. They work best as preventative measure for cats that have frequent urinary tract infections. Cranberry extract is also available in a powder form that is easy to mix into cat food. Both the pills and the powder extract are available in most drugstores and pharmacies.
Antibiotics will clear up your cat's bacterial troubles, but you can contribute to the health of her urinary tract with some home remedies. Washing your cat in a rinse of lemon, green tea, apple cider vinegar and water will keep her backside clean and minimize the introduction of new bacteria to her urinary tract. Grapefruit seed extract, which acts as an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-microbial agent, can be mixed into her food. Unsweetened cranberry juice is an acidifier, making the urinary tract system an unwelcoming environment for bacteria. Your cat likely won't care for cranberry juice, so consider cranberry extract, as recommended by Dr. Shawn Messonnier in the "Natural Health Bible for Dogs and Cats."
Cranberries also provide health benefits to dogs and cats
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