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.