On a pH scale of 1-14, 7 is considered neutral, meaning neither acid nor alkaline. A number less than 7 indicates acidity, while a number greater than 7 indicates alkalinity. It is the pH (acidity or alkalinity) of the pet's urine that is being measured in a urinalysis, not the pH of the food the patient has eaten, or the pH of the patient's blood. Most normal pets have a urine pH of 5.5 to 7.0. Extremes in urine pH are more likely to be associated with disease. An example: a dog with highly acidic urine may develop calcium oxalate stones whilst a dog with highly alkaline urine may be more susceptible to bladder infections and struvite stones.
Find a Natural Remedy to Alkalize Your Pets' Urine pH
This page is for user submitted home and natural alkalizing remedies for our pets. Be it cat, dog, chickens, horses, or monkeys; we are interested in remedies for all of them. We are very interested in gathering more home alkalizing techniques and strategies for pets. Of course, a good place to begin is with the Alkalizing Remedies offered by our resident expert, Ted from Bangkok, for an approach from a human health perspective. If you know of a remedy, please don't hesitate to let us know here.
07/06/2010: Wisslewj from Columbus, Ohio, Usa: "Dear EC,
I am a first time poster/long time reader so I hope this is where this goes.
First off, thanks Ted and EC for all the helpful information! I have been really blessed by all the stuff on alkalizing. I was wondering however how this might be applied to my dogs?
I feed them a raw meat diet. (I now use natures variety as its far easier and is still raw.) I know dogs tend towards more acidic and protein based foods and have compensating biology but I also assume they would benefit from bicarbs and proper mineral control as well.
Can and how does one administer this to dogs in the most effective way? Epsom salt in water? What about potassium balance? Any advice will be appreciated.
Thanks and God Bless
08/29/2011: Allegra7 from Spring, Tx replies: "A holistic vet recently told me that giving a 50 lb dog 500 mg of Vitamin C daily for about 10 days -2 weeks (split into 2 doses, mix with food) will be a great help in normalizing highly alkaline urine."
02/10/2012: Madeline from Central, Nj replies: "Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove pet urine stains from a sofa?"
02/13/2012: Jr from Coloma, Mi replies: "Have you tried Hydrogen Peroxide? It works pretty good."
12/06/2012: Vixyvix from Levin, New Zealand replies: "Does anyone have a remedy for hind gut acidosis in Horses? Im wondering if ACV and baking soda would help but at what quantities. I take alkaline drops in my water for myself but this would be extremely costly to use for a 500kg horse."