Cranberry Juice, Lemon for Cystitis

| Modified on Aug 05, 2022
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Posted by Kimi (Alpine, Ca, Usa) on 09/13/2009
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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

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Posted by Panda's Humans (Seattle, Washington, Usa) on 09/06/2010
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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!


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Posted by Brittany (Canada) on 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?


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Posted by Ellen (, Glennville, Ga,) on 12/22/2013

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


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 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


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Posted by Alice (Callahan, Florida ) on 04/28/2015

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


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Posted by Brigette (Nj) on 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.


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Posted by Brigette (Nj) on 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.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 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.