Apple Cider Vinegar - Long Term Use for Cystitis

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Posted by Angela (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 05/09/2010


Hello, I originally wrote back in May 2009 about my cat Spillo who has been suffering from cystitis for most of his life. I just wrote recently saying that he reached the one year mark and he was in total remission. Well he had a change last week and the information I found out from the vet in very important for those who want to use ACV long term. Last Wednesday Spillo started peeing what looked like pure blood. I took him to the cat hospital and the vet said his bladder felt small and very hard. He was there for a few days and basically what he ended up having was a severe bladder infection (on the first feel the vet thought it might be cancer). The vet said that ACV used (daily like we were giving to Spillo) will make the ph very alkaline. Alkaline is good when you are trying to prevent crystals, but when you go too alkaline it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.

Bottom line, if you are going to use acv long term, maybe check with your vet about the quantity. We discussed the dosage with the vet and he thinks that 1cc 2 to 3 times a week is plenty sufficient. The one good thing about this visit is that the urinalysis showed that Spillo had no crystals or questionable blood cells in his bladder. ACV does work and is very good for cats with this problem. I will continue to give 1cc of raw acv to Spillo twice a week.

Replied by Lisa
(Wichita Falls, Texas)

Hi Angela!

I am glad that I saw your post because I have been putting the ACV in my pets (dog,10 cats) water every day for weeks now. I will do it as you said maybe twice a week.Thanks!!!!!!

Replied by Grace-Shanti
(Nsw Australia)

Hi Angela just noticed today blood in my cat's urine [yes realize this can be SEVERAL different issues] AND..... got the feeling I may have been over administering ACV! TK U very much for your confirmation of this.

Will stop it for a few days and follow your 2-3 times per week after this and see IF this makes a difference before running off to the vet. My Scottish Fold 'Boy' is over 17 years old and gets ONLY fresh good quality chicken which I mince myself. He has other issues so don't give him fresh fish anymore....

Again THANK YOU :-)

Replied by Patricia

The source of the inflammation is often a hormonal imbalance. Read Dr. Alfred Plechner's book, "Pets at Risk" for an explanation of how the plechner protocol gets rid of cystitis.