Cranberry Juice, Lemon for Cystitis

| Modified on Feb 14, 2020

3 User Reviews



Posted by Kimi (Alpine, Ca, Usa) on 09/13/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Cat Cystitis:

Hi! A sure-fire remedy for cat cystitis is unsweetened cranberry juice, fresh-squeezed lemon juice & water. 1 cup cranberry (unsweetened!!), 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice & one third cup water. I administered 1tsp. doses by syringe every half hour and Daisy-Mae was cured within 6 hours after battling cystitis for months!!! YEAH! She would allow the syringe "feedings" because she knew it was giving her almost instant relief. I had tried everything... ACV, antibiotics, etc. This recipe worked like a charm and it is all natural! Love it.

Kimi

Replied by Panda's Humans
(Seattle, Washington, Usa)
09/06/2010
5 out of 5 stars

We are so thankful for this website and for Kimi's post! On Saturday, 04 September, we noticed that our 2 year old cat, Panda was struggling to urinate. It was after hours, so we called an emergency clinic to ask for suggestions. All they told us was to bring her in. The following Sunday morning, I had my daughter go on-line to seek out natural remedies. She came across this site and Kimi's post. We made a mixture of water, lemon juice and cranberry powder from capsules. We administered 1 teaspoon every half hour for six hours. Oh my goodness, within hours, Panda was looking better, by the end of the six hours, she had urinated with zero struggle and was playing like her usual self. Thank you so much!

Replied by Miss Moo
(Cookeville, Tennessee U.s.a)
05/04/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My cat, Miss Moo (a 12 year-old Rumpy Cymric Manx), had been peeing blood and not using her litter box... And was using my kitchen floor as a new "pee spot. " When she urinated, she strained and there was very little urine. I tried the ACV with no luck in her, but ACV did help my male cat with gastrointestinal problems.

I used the fresh lemon juice and sugarless cranberry juice recipe you posted. I dosed kitty every 30 minutes for six entire hours. She was NOT happy about getting this. After 3 hours, she seemed stronger as she started to fight the doses. It's always been very hard to give her a pill or anything oral because she spits it out the sides of her mouth.

Anyhow, I placed some newspaper with a white paper towel on it in her pee spot so I could see the color of her urine. I woke this morning to see a LOT of urine. It was completely CLEAR! After trying antibiotic after antibiotic, ACV, and going CRAZY cleaning up pee and trying to help her as we couldn't afford to go to a vet because I live on a fixed income. This INDEED worked!!! I am VERY thankful to you for this recipe and posting the information on here! Bless you!

I placed a small litter box with her usual litter in her pee spot and am hoping that she will use that. This morning, after placing the small litter box there, she went to her usual litter box and peed. A blood-free, clear and a healthy amount came out with no straining or pain.

Again, thank you SO much! If ACV doesn't work for some... Please try this!!!

Replied by Brittany
(Canada)
05/17/2013

Just wondering if it has to be fresh lemon juice and if the bottled one is ok. Also wondering if the cranberry pills are ok?

Replied by Gena
(Pasadena, California)
05/18/2013

From what I have been reading on this site, Apple Cider Vinegar is the best remedy for cats with cystitis. You can dilute it and add it to the scruff on their necks and let them absorb it that way. I don't know about the other remedies you mention for cats, sorry.

Replied by Ellen
(, Glennville, Ga,)
12/22/2013

Can anyone send me the recipe for cystitus in cats (cranberry juice & lemon)?

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)
12/22/2013

Hey Ellen!

The remedy posted to EC is this one:

1 cup cranberry juice (unsweetened!! )

1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice

one third cup water

The original poster administered 1tsp. doses by syringe every half hour for 6 hours and her cat's issued was resolved.

See the original post here:

https://www.earthclinic.com/pets/cystitis5.html#cjl

Replied by Alice
(Callahan, Florida)
04/28/2015

When you did this, did a little come out of the cat's mouth? is this common?

Replied by Brigette
(Nj)
06/02/2015

Hi, I recently read a post on your website about the Lemon/cranberry juice/water mixture for cats. I have ready many sites that say citrus of any kind is dangerous for cats. Please help me clarify this. I need to know if its ok to give it to my cat. Thank you.

Replied by Brigette
(Nj)
06/02/2015

Hi, I recently read a post on your website about the Lemon/cranberry juice/water mixture for cats. I have ready many sites that say citrus of any kind is dangerous for cats. Please help me clarify this. I need to know if its ok to give it to my cat. Thank you.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)
06/02/2015

Hey Brigette!

Citrus oils contain elements that are toxic to cats - d-Limonene and linalool are citrus oils with insecticidal properties. These are metabolized in the liver resulting in liver damage or failure. The peels contain the oils so the peels may be toxic to cats if your cat were to eat them; if this occurs induce vomiting and dose activated charcoal.

Orange juice does not contain the oils and is safe for cats. Most cats are repelled by citrus, but some cats do seek out orange juice.