D-Mannose for Uti in dogs
So guys....I have to share this for all the pet lovers out there since this site has helped me so much over the years, I felt like now is my time to make a contribution. So my 11 yr old cockapoo suddenly came down with an apparent Uti this weekend. I was at my wit's end trying to figure out what to do since his doctor's office was closed for the weekend. I tried probiotics/cranberry/uta ursi(not sure of the spelling) etc but nothing worked. I noticed that he started appearing really sick later that day and guys I was really scared. I mean this dog is my life lol....then I remembered....I had read somewhere that D-mannose is used sometimes with great success for this type of issue. I remembered that I had some stashed away in my pantry and immediately gave him to eat mixing it with a little bit of honey to make it more palatable. Well what do you know...the next morning, he went out to do his business and surprise....not a speck of blood in his urine, hallelujah.
Today day 2...same thing...urine clear as crystal. So guys please everyone with this problem try this remedy...hopefully it will work for you the way it did for me.
One more thing, your pup has to drink a lot of water to flush the bacteria out as well. In my case, my dog hates water so what I do is make some warm tea, add a little milk and he drinks it like crazy cause he loves milk.
If this post helps even one dog, I'll be so happy. Have a great night guys.
My daughter has large dogs. The dogs were getting UTI's. She has been giving D-Mannose to her dogs and happy day they are doing much better. She used the powder and mixes it in their food.
D-Mannose worked great for a urinary tract infection in my 14# dog. It was hard trying some of the remedies suggested here on Earth Clinic because she's almost 16 years old, set in her ways and refuses something she doesn't like. I tried apple cider vinegar in her food, Himalayan sea salt and cranberry juice but they didn't help. Made some corn silk tea from the silk on some corn that I'd bought at the store and mixed it with her food and that helped some. I could tell it made her feel better because she would urinate as soon as I took her outside. Before, she would walk around for a while, not wanting to urinate. She still had a discharge so I tried D-Mannose. I mixed the contents of a 500 mg capsule in her food three times a day for about 3 days and then twice a day for 4 days. She's fine now. What's nice about D-Mannose is that it's not bad tasting like some remedies so I was able to mix it with her food.
My 3 year old female St. Bernard has had three UTI's. Getting a urine sample from a St. Bernard is not easy to say the least:) The one before her present one I had tried the ACV and yogurt, unfortunately to no avail and had to resort to a vet visit and antibiotics. Two weeks ago I noticed her frequent urination again and went out and bought D-Mannose, which I had read great reviews about. WOW! In one to two days her urination was back to normal. I've given her one 500mg pill (opened in her food) three times a day since and was just researching when to decrease that dose. I may put her on one pill for maintenance now. It's really worth a try for all the damage antibiotics can do to animals and people (although yes, they do have their place in many instances:)
D-Mannose powder (simple sugar) eliminates urinary tract infection quickly (24-48 hours) and safely by causing the bacteria to be flushed right out of the body with normal urination. D-Mannose is easy to buy, your local Health Food store has it.
It is a shame and unforgivable that doctors are not recommending this product - to people and to pets! I have small 16 years old dog, the dosage I use - 1/2 teaspoon with a little of her favorite treats crumbled in it - 3 times for only 1 to 2 days, and the infection is gone! (No more blood in urine, no rotten smell.) It works like a magic for people and pets! No antibiotic needed!