Urinary Tract Disorders in Cats

| Modified on Oct 29, 2023
Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tom (France) on 03/02/2023

Apple Cider Vinegar for Urinary crystals

I give my cat one quarter of an Apple Cider Vinegar pill orally every day to control strovite crystals in his pee…. It really works. ( dosage = 80mg)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by amy (FL) on 04/21/2022


Our male persian cat has calcium oxalate bladder stones (again) and is currently peeing blood (at times worse than others).

He has already gone through removal and PU surgery a few years ago as well as antibiotic treatment for his recurring infection flare ups.

PLEASE tell me the specific ratio of apple cider vinegar to water (through 1ML syringe) I should give him each dose and how often and for how long to prevent his condition from escalating thus requiring surgery again!!!

I've been reading all your helpful posts but could not find specific info on his condition.

also, would love to hear other options (such as colloidal silver, stonebreakers, etc) that have been successfully used for his SAME condition please! (along w amounts, frequencies etc.)

he turns his nose up at any wet food we've tried. he's ok with a couple of the urinary dry selections out there but WON'T tolerate anything mixed in or camouflaged. the syringe method works just fine.

waiting on the test results of the culture he had last week--so not sure if he has a specific UTI or infection...and not sure what needs to be treated most acutely (the stones or infection). thoughts?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Adrienne (Idaho) on 01/26/2022

It's now January 26, 2022, and this post needs an update, a happy one!

After calling Oliver a "miracle cat" for surviving his urinary infection, the vet school veterinarian added, "it's important for you to realize it's not uncommon for cats with urinary infection to relapse within a few weeks." Maybe they said that so I could start figuring out how I would pay for another round at the hospital? Whew!! So, what I decided to try was putting apple cider vinegar into Ollie's food instead of his water. Guess what: He eats it, no problem and no relapse! Since I have so many cats now, 14, I do feed kibble, Instinct at this time, to which I add Wellness canned avoiding versions that include salmon because it's what we do every day that shapes our lives, for the most part, and I'm pretty sure the salmon in pet foods is not wild caught. And, even if it was, do we really want to be eating wild caught salmon every day with the mercury they are ingesting....every day? What's really great about this is that I am now successfully adding ACV to all the canned food so all 14 cats are getting it every day. To two 12.5 oz. cans and a little more, I add 1 tablespoon and one teaspoon. :-)

Urinary Blockage Testing
Posted by Betty (CA) on 11/22/2021

My cat is in the hospital for a urinary blockage of some kind. Update this morning is that he is doing better but not out of the woods. A blood clot stopped up the catheter this morning. He did not pass a stone and vet said sometimes a catheter can push whatever was blocking back into the bladder. Ultrasound was done this morning and will get update.

Question is what all bloodwork should be involved? The vet talked about renal levels and said White Blood Cells look better. Is there anything else you all have experienced that you wish the vet had checked?

Aloe Vera
Posted by Katzie (Calgary ) on 08/10/2021

Please rub some DMSO over the area of her kidneys. At a cellular level, it is supposed to return the DNA back to what it's supposed to be doing. I say this because using DMSO externally helped my dad when his kidneys were failing and he started using it. It improved his kidney function to where we had one last trip to Vegas together before he died. It was the trip of a lifetime. You can find Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) online or at health food stores. Please keep us updated about your fur baby!

Aloe Vera
Posted by Marina (Tamaqua, PA) on 08/10/2021

My 18 year cat is experiencing a decline in kidney function. I feed her Primal freeze dried raw Turkey which I reconstitute with lots of water so it's almost a soupy gravy with the meat chunks. I also started giving her Vetri-Science Renal Essentials (lots of herbs designed to help kidney function)...my vet recommended famotodine for the acid reflux and I would like to find an alternative to that if anyone has suggestions...

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cherokeechyld (tennessee) on 08/05/2021

Just loved ♥️ this story. I hope Liko is doing well and the ACV is helping you, as well.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Adrienne (Idaho) on 06/05/2021


Someone dumped mother and father cat and kittens at our place, but I didn't realize that was what had happened at first. I thought the neighbor's cats were coming over, wouldn't be the first time. By the time I figured out what was going on, that is, discovered the kittens, and started feeding everybody, there were more kittens on the way. So, now I have eleven semiferal cats living downstairs in a bedroom and bathroom. Soon we are going to build an enclosure for them that will give them access to the outdoors without the dangers that come with letting cats run freely when you live on a highway.

Since I have just gone through a blockage of one of the males. I would like to start putting apple cider vinegar into all the cats' water on a regular basis, but I'm not sure how much. Also, it sounds like it would be a good idea to give some to Ollie who just got home from the vet school today where they declared him a miracle cat because his kidney values and potassium levels were off the charts when I got him to them only two days ago!

They said it usually takes at least four days for a cat to start looking better if they are even going to live. It's a very scary condition!! Anyway, he has the usual meds mentioned in some of the other contributions here, like antibiotics, something to enlarge his urethra and some other thing. But, I'd like to also give Oliver some ACV. Can someone with good knowledge of giving ACV to cats with this condition recommend an amount to start with while Ollie is still on his meds? That is, how much to give a cat who is recovering from a urinary blockage, and how much to give as a preventative and health food for all my kitty cats? Thank you!

Cantharis (Homeopathy)
Posted by Tracey (Silver Lake) on 07/26/2018

Can you tel me more about this? My cat has had issues with Cantharis? I have a male cat who nearly died from a blockage I did not catch. He was traumatized by the catheterization and vet hospital stay. I do not want to put him through this again. But he started crying and strained in the liter box yesterday. Today he has not. But I know there is an issue again. I will need medication to even get him to the vet.

Cantharis (Homeopathy)
Posted by Lidia (Fl) on 02/11/2018

This site has been so helpful for years and it's so much worth reading I'd like to put a grain of sand for those who are helpless -and terrified- seeing a cat with urinary blockage, especially when vets can do so little that they put mine through 4 catherizations (only to make matters worse) and then surgery for absolutely nothing. Only God knows how I stumbled upon Cantharis, the 6c dose, by Boiron. My little one is alive because of this. It may take a couple of days if it's been ongoing, maybe less. If he doesn't want to lick the 3 or 4 small pebbles I syringe them, first diluted in a tiny bit of spring or filtered water, or sometimes he'll lick the water-diluted little pebbles adding a tad of chicken baby food. 1st time depending on how bad the blockage I've given it twice in 3 or 4 hrs., then another couple of times during the day more or less according to progress. Has to be given on an empty stomach and with no less than 30 to 45 min. clear of any feedings, before or after. This is only to be given for a few days, so looking for everyday help, I'll try the ACV. Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sam (Sa. Australia ) on 01/25/2018 18 posts


Did you work out what the white foam was?

I just tried last night the ACV and then again today and my boy just froths this white bile up it is like he can not swallow. Any advice asap please?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Stacie (Indianapolis ) on 11/16/2017

The ACV remedy saved our 8 year old cat, Charlie! Charlie has struggled with urinary issues for the last 4 years. He is on Hills c/d prescription cat food because of crystals in his urine and has had surgery twice due to being fully obstructed and unable to produce any urine (cost us 4k in vet bills). We were horrified when we noticed he was showing signs of another blockage, (meowing continuously, producing little to no urine, going outside the little box, etc) because we knew we could not continue to pay thousands of dollars for these surgeries. I came across this site 3 days ago and he is already producing a healthy amount of urine and acting completely normal. It took 2 full days for the ACV to work. I put 1/2 teaspoon of the vinegar in some wet cat food 3x a day and also used a syringe with 1/2 teaspoon vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon water 3x a day directly into Charles mouth. He absolutely hated this, but it was so worth it. I'm still in complete disbelief that it worked. So glad to have come across this site!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Shari (Ca) on 09/30/2017

One of my males was doing this. It's basically bile. I've gotten my 3 cats OFF dry food completely, because it's all starches, and cats can only digest meat as "obligate carnivores." I've gradually converted them over to a raw diet, with a tiny bit of canned mixed in (for flavor/aroma). No more vomiting. My other male was howling @ 4 - 5 am, due to urinary tract crystals. A raw diet has eliminated this problem, tho he's reacting (again) to the starches in canned food, so I'm getting him off that too! Apple cider vinegar is recommended (very diluted) for urinary issues, so a few drops in their water and (his) food should rectify the problem. Also, I normally use a few drops of olive oil in my cats' food to help curb hairballs, but I've added castor oil to it in hopes it will heal the urinary tract issues in my 2 1/2 yr old and perhaps mitigate my 4 1/2 yr old (long-hair) kitty's tendency for constipation and (these days) rare hairballs. NEVER feed a cat dry food! It causes dental problems, overweight, and major health issues. My 5 yr old female lost 4 - 5 lbs in several weeks, just getting her off dry food.

Clay, Healing
Posted by Whitney (Ca) on 09/06/2017

Hi, as far as the salmon, I'm sure that is an instigator. I have two males and the three times that they have had fish food or treats they have come down with a UTI. Upon researching I found that that can be a culprit in male cats.

Clay, Healing
Posted by Facm (Bay Area, Ca) on 07/17/2017

That's interesting. Occasionally my cat will eat her clay litter. Wondering whether she instinctively knows that clay can be healing.

Raw Food Diet
Posted by Facm (Bay Area, Ca) on 07/17/2017

$20 for a bag that lasts 3 weeks is pretty reasonable, considering some small 3 oz cans of ( cheap as well as higher quality) cat food can cost $1.00 or more. That's $30 a month and if one feeds twice as much it costs $60.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Peter Andrews (Canada) on 06/26/2017

I very much doubt that his vomiting white foam has anything to do with his urination. You should take him to a vet immediately!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 06/22/2017


I have seen cold pressed coconut oil even at Walmart. Carrington farms, I believe is the brand. That is what I get from Costco also and really like it.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Celia (Wisconsin) on 06/21/2017

Would you please tell me where you found the cold pressed coconut oil and how you gave it to your cat? Thanks!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bridget (Paris, France) on 05/28/2017 1 posts

Hi this is just a question, but my cat is vomiting a lot of white foam, I believe this is because he cannot urinate as he has already about a year ago had this problem, if I give him vinegar (acv organic) and water won't that fill up his bladder even more? I have not noticed any crying or trying to pee, just the white foam, he had this once before and the vet put a tube in his urinary tract and he walked around the house like that dripping blood and urine for a couple of days. I have been feeding them too much kibble even though it is organic I will now stop. Actually I was putting olive oil and brewers yeast with seaweed in the kibble.

I have administered 1 teaspoon of AVC to 2 teaspoons of water with a syringe I gave him 2X 0.5 ml of this solution, the first time he vomited up a ton of white foam, the second time as the stomach was emptied of the foam he has kept it down. I payed a fortune to the vet the last time and I can not afford to pay that again, I would really appreciate your opinion, and I will keep the site updated on the cats progress, I also bought Cranberry Juice, should I give him that too?

General Feedback
Posted by Mary (Texas) on 05/24/2017

I agree with Lan. I have used that same mixture on so many things, to get rid of cat urine odors. It works!! I highly recommend it.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Adrienne (Idaho) on 04/12/2017

Medieval is right! They should be ashamed! But, then, I doubt that they are given any courses in holistic healing while they are in vet school. I'm so glad for you and your kitty that the ACV worked. I'm also wondering how they could possibly justify charging you $500.00 for doing, what, an x-ray and consultation? Thieves! And, they are using our little, innocent pets to make themselves rich. Go Earth Clinic!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nia (Los Angeles, Ca ) on 01/19/2017

About a year ago around Chirstmas my cat was having severe peeing problems, I took my cat Liko in to see a vet they told me he needed surgery so I did what the vet recommended and spent 900$ on this surgery. I totally regret it because of the fact that Liko was in so much pain. I could see it in his eyes he hated me for this. The surgery consisted of a catheter stuck up his private part. I felt so horrible as a cat owner to do but there was no other option (according to the vet). Two weeks later he was still having the same problem I cried and went back to the vet. I seriously thought he was going to die. When I took him again they told me that they would need to have another surgery to basically turn him into a female, resulting in his pee area to become wider. I could not bare the though nor afford this surgery they pitched to me. This would cost me 1200$.

So I went online and googled home remedies for a cat that cannot pee. I searched and searched and come across this site. Which is a blessing from God. I started this home remedy and took him back to the vet about two weeks after for a check up and they did a second x-ray and the vet told me that the sand like material was completely gone. I did not tell the vet I was using ACV but I knew it was the home remedy that cured him. I must say I was unsure about this home remedy the more I researched the more I was convinced that this was working.

I started to even drink 2/3 tbspoons of this myself with tea because of the health benefit. I appreciate all the reviews. I encourage anyone looking for another option to try it and post everything and anything they feel to help out other cat owners. I seriously thank this site from the bottoms of my heart and I know Liko does to. ♥️ Peace, love, and positivity!

Aloe Vera
Posted by Lisa (Los Angeles) on 09/21/2016 32 posts

Find a holistic vet in your area. It saved my little malti=poo. You need to get her blood tests so at least you will know where to start. Then you can attack the problem. Livers and kidneys can fail pretty fast. There are wonderful natural cures for these organs but you need to know which one it is.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Maryjean (Deland, Florida) on 09/16/2016

ACV worked for us! My cat Jasmine also had a bladder stone. The first time it happened the vet said she needed surgery. $700 later and she was fine after the surgery. I also changed her kibble to 9 Lives urinary and give her wet food (no tuna! ) every day. Then a year ago she started having the same symptoms again. Crystals and blood in her urine, peeing only a few drops at a time and never in the litter box. This time I didn't have the money for surgery and I didn't want to put her through it if I could find another remedy. So I checked here at Earth Clinic and tried the ACV treatment. It worked like a charm! She's been fine ever since - no crystals! I put a couple of drops in some filtered water and mix it in her wet food every morning. The amount of ACV to give might differ for other cats. I use organic raw ACV with the mother.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Molly (Central Texas) on 09/13/2016 7 posts

Beatrice, I hope this reply is reaching you in time to help your boy. I have used Chanca Piedra, aka Stone Breaker, for my 2 year old calico, Zoey, who gets UTI's and crystals every 3 or 4 months. It works wonderfully, especially when mixed with colloidal silver. I mix the Chanca Piedra extract with the silver at 2 parts silver to 1 part CP. I load a child's dosage syringe with 1/2 ounce, pick up Zoey by the scruff of her neck, and then stick the tip of the syringe in the side of her mouth and squirt in as much as I can and hope she keeps it down. Sometimes she spits most of it out, so we have to wait a while and try it again. After 3 days of dosages in the morning and evening, she is good to "go"...pardon the pun!

I'm not sure what causes the crystals, but I do feed her kibbles along with her canned food. My daughter told me to be sure to change her litter to a different brand each time she is recovering, as that may be causing the UTI. That always seems to help.

The Chanca Piedra is a great remedy for kidney and bladder stones in humans, too! I have a ureter that gets blocked from spasms, and the CP works within 30 minutes. It is my miracle remedy, and I keep a bottle in my purse all the time. Swanson Vitamins sells the capsules at a very low price, and I have those on hand, too. God has created a safe, effective cure for every malady in our bodies...and in our pet's, too!

With blessings,


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Miriam (San Francisco) on 09/12/2016

Our male cat, Mitty, suddenly developed stones and could not pass these or get relief. He squatted in the corner of the room looking really uncomfortable. So we took him to the vet who diagnosed him, changed him to wet food ( we had Mitty on dry food prior to this )we paid nearly $200 and went home.

Nothing changed and Mitty was still in pain over the next few days. On the Saturday night ( don't emergencies always happen at the weekend?) we decided to take the beleaguered cat to the emergency vet clinic. What a horrrible experience. We were told that Mitty would need surgery to help with the blockage, that it may not work, and that it would cost between $6000 and $8000. When we politely declined this medieval remedy, we were asked how much would we pay to help Mitty feel better? We left after settling the bill of nearly $500. Ahhh!

Anyway we were resigned to losing our lovely kitty, when I decided to search Earthclinic and found the Apple Cider Vinegar remedy. I immediately started him on it ( half a teaspoon of ACV into a cup of water) I put the mixture into a syringe and squirt it into his mouth twice every day. BY GOLLY IT WORKS!

He is lively, happy, with a glossy coat and most importantly is alive!! The stones are no more, in fact he has been fine/perfect/in tip-top health since I started him on this. Thank you Earthclinic. I love this site.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Samantha (North Carolina) on 08/12/2016

How did you give the coconut oil?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Beatrice (Orangevale, Ca. ) on 07/13/2016

My boy was diagnosed with crystals and the vet didn't offer any solution other than pain meds, antibiotics and urethra relaxer. I got him a water fountain and wet food. Still no more than a small trickle when trying to pee. I am going to try ACV first before considering an x-Ray and bladder wash. My question is has anyone tried a herbal remedy called Stone Breaker by Herb Pharm? I bought it and not sure how to dose or if it works. Please help? Thanks

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/13/2016

Hey Bailey!

There are myriad factors at play here. Yes, ACV can help but you first need to consider diet -what are you feeding Niko? Read the ingredient panel on the bag of food and if you see grains that may be one of your culprits. Read up on UTI's and possible dietary changes to make:


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bailey (Adelaide) on 06/12/2016

First time cat owner on a low income here. I need advice.

I have a 10 month old Cornish Rex named Niko. I love him dearly and he is the most loving and affectionate cat. When we bought him home at 4 months old from his breeder, he started peeing on soft surfaces (bath mats, clothes on the floor, even in the bedding). After we took him to the vet's he was diagnosed with a UTI and given antibiotics. That seemed to clear it up fantastically and no more peeing outside of the litter box. So about a month ago he started peeing on the bath matt and other soft places again, so I took him back to vet thinking it might be another UTI. I was right. They tested his urine and said that although no crystals had been found, his urine was the right P.H to form crystals, so it would only have been a matter of time. I was divested to hear that this would be on a ongoing problem for my cat for THE REST OF HIS LIFE, which gives me another 15 years of expensive vet visits (examination appointment, blood text, urine test, follow up appointment) to look forward to, as well as a 15 year diet of the expensive prescription dry kibble the vet recommended.

He seems to be happy and healthy after being on the second round of antibiotics, but now I've learnt that this will be an ongoing problem, I'm trying to learn as much as I can about prevention. I don't want to feed him dry kibble for the rest of his life and I don't want painful infections and blockage risks either.

So my questions are: Should I give Niko ACV in his water as a preventative? If so how much? Will this be okay for my other cat to drink as well? What kind of diet should I give him from now on?

General Feedback
Posted by Lan (California) on 03/24/2016

Here's the recipe to neutralize cat urine odor.

16 oz hydrogen peroxide

1 TBSP baking soda

1-2 drops of your favorite smelling dish soap (optional)

- Mix ingredients above

- Use newspaper or paper towel to remove as much of the urine as possible. This is so you don't have to use too much of the liquid to neutralize.

- Pour solution over any surface that was contaminated. Wait about 15 min. If it is carpet, let it dry then vacuum. If the smell persists then redo treatment until smell goes away. This works on any surface.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cindycp77 (Texas) on 09/02/2015

I have had male cats with this issue. I changed their food and it solved the problem. 9 Lives urinary tract is what they eat. Hope you caught this in time. Sounds like she has an urinary tract infection.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jeff (Cleveland) on 09/02/2015

My 3 year old rescue will not urinate in her litterbox and is now just laying around peeing blood. Will ACV help her in anyway? Can't afford a vet bill and am afraid of the alternative

Thank You in Advance.

General Feedback
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/16/2015

Hey Ann!

There are special products available. You can start with basic digestive enzymes - these can be purchased in the States at food co-ops in bulk. Then there are products you can buy - google to find them "cat urine odor eliminator" "cat urine neutralizer". The key to removing the odor is to find the exact source - you will need a black light to find the exact stain so you know where to apply your product - applying it directly to the spot is critical. Follow the directions on the product label.

General Feedback
Posted by Ann (Swansea, Wales Uk) on 08/14/2015

I am hoping that you may have some suggestions on how to rid my car seat and my car of the smell of cats urine. Thank you :) Ann x

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Devon (Dearborn Mi) on 07/16/2015

I have a 5 month old kitten who when I took to the vet they gave a shot and medicine for a UTI. They tried to take a urine sample but couldn't and now he is not very happy and seems to be in pain. Is this normal for them to be sore after they tried to do this? Also can I add the ACV to his food and water along with continuing the antibiotics? We have him in our guest room right now because he was going all over the house. It wasn't a lot but he was going on soft surfaces and dribbling here and there.

Feline Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)
Posted by Sido (Canada) on 07/10/2015

Consider switching to a meat based food. Acana and Origen are great and made in Canada. Very high in protein though so if your cat is an indoor cat try to find a similar food with a slightly lower protein content and mix with Acana. This can help with unwanted weight gain in your kitty.

Our cat is just going through a series of tests to see if she has some kind infection. Our vet has been understanding and takes a holistic approach to pet care, you may want to look for a vet who works similarly.

As with humans, its all about the food. The farther from natural the worse it is, the more natural meat based the better as cats are carnivores.

I have read about colloidal silver as well as cranberry tablets for cats.

I hope your cat is ok.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Katik (Newport News, Va) on 06/17/2015

My 11 year old male cat has a history of bladder stones. He had surgery a year and a half ago to flush his partially blocked urethra and to clean out his bladder. I did have him on a prescription diet (until this past May) but I read on this site that prescription food is not really helping. I've since switched him to Rachel Rays dry/ wet cat food with great results. January of this year he displayed symptoms of a UTI or stones. He was examined and treated for a UTI. During his vet visit he tinkled when the Dr smooshed his bladder. The doctor examined his urine under the microscope and no crystals were noted but WBC's and RBC's were. He was treated with an antibiotic injection in his thigh. Initially he improve but close to a week later the symptoms returned although not as severe. I did 10 days of recommended ACV treatment with some improvement but he became sick to his stomach. I moved here from Florida and the stress of the move on me and my kitty was hard and I'm sure our stress added to him not feeling well.

For almost 7 weeks now I have been giving him a tablespoon of wet food, with 5 drops of ACV, 5 drops of pure unsweetened cranberry juice, a dime size of plain greek yogurt, and adding 5 tsps of water once a day. Also, everyday when I change his filtered water I add 5 drops of ACV and 5 drops of cranberry juice. He loves the new diet and gobbles it up.

What I have noticed since starting the treatment is: glossy coat, clearer eyes, energy level, alertness and active play is back to normal, decrease visits to his litter box, decrease in licking his urethral opening, zero schmegma, ceased eliminating outside of litterbox, not straining when urinating, no longer displaying urgency to use litterbox, his grooming behavior has returned to normal and no longer vomiting. As I listed above, he is still worrying his urethral opening a couple of times a day. He does not do it for long and no longer does he do it after he uses his litterbox.

I've read on here that ACV has helped dissolve bladder stones and that the treatment takes awhile. Can you tell me if this is true? How long can it take? Should I increase the ACV and cranberry? The vet here trying to mug me with a bunch of tests, antibiotics, probiotics, cultures, catheters, ect.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Danielle (Uk) on 06/08/2015

I wanted to share my most recent experience on Earth clinic, as I discovered ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Mother Raw, was an effective way to disperse Bladder stones for cats. I have a 6 year old cat called India, who is still overweight, due to her weight gain and non exercise, she has suffered with Urinary problem and was diagnosed with Bladder stones, every day, she had blood in her urine and was in a lot of discomfort when needing the toilet. She did not move around. Our Vet provided 2 options to us. 1: Surgery to remove the Stones. 2: A Royal Canine Diet, for 3 months, which I was not keen to do, based on research and this diet being the worst form ever. I started doing holistic research and ending up on the Earth Clinic website, reading that ACV for cats can be exceptionally effective, for Bladder Stones, Urinary Tract Issues and weight loss. Reading other people's success stories really inspired me.

On Amazon, I purchased 6 bottles of ACV Raw "Organic" Mother for £11. I started giving India 2 teaspoons of ACV in her food in the morning and 2 Teaspoons of ACV in the evening, again in her food. Always mixed it in and she loves the taste of it. Never give this to your animals undiluted, as it is too strong for them and can burn their throats. We started this process 3 months ago. The results have been nothing short of a miracle, hence I want to share my story with you. We took her back to our vet last week and had an Xray and we were advised that the Bladder stones have virtually gone and to carry on what we have been doing. She has no more blood in her urine, she has gone down from 6.5kg to 5.8kg and is a on "Carb Free" healthly eating regime of Applause 100% natural food, twice a day, with a sprinkle of "Applause Dry Food 85% " Natural Biscuits. This will be her way of life going forward. I never thought this would actually work and my other Cat Max is also benefiting from ACV

Clay, Healing
Posted by Michelle (Canada) on 05/29/2015

Thank you for your very informative article! I really appreciated reading something I could relate to. Having only used natural remedies in my kids, I want to do the same for my cats. Thanks again I will read your links.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Robin (Ca) on 05/12/2015

Hi Diana,

Thanks for your input. We've been using acv, cranberry caps. for 3 days now, and our kitty seems to be getting slightly better. What is egc and tabucuum? Where can we buy it? Our cat has the above symptoms but still seems happy and purrs etc. except that he goes to his cat box very often with little results, although just this evening he peed more. Any input, anyone? We haven't taken him to the vet because he seems almost ok and we thought we'd try alternative ways first. It's hard not knowing what to do! Again thanks ;)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Diana (Australia ) on 05/01/2015

Great, but very small sips at a tip if giving a lot of fluids orally. So they can swallow without choking.

Homeopathics can work very well too. E.g cantharis 10m and Tabucuum 10m. The 10m is the strength of the remedy. As strength of remedies can vary. Pat in a couple of drops of eac remedy on back of shoulder blades making sure it reaches the skin. Repeat ever half hour. Usually only 3 to 4 Repeat dosing is all that is needed.

Then as a prevention add a dose to meals three times a week.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/17/2015

Hey Sonya!

Sorry to hear about your boy :-(

You can use 1 to 3 teaspoons ACV into 1 cup of water, and use a dropper to get it into your cat's mouth - try to get about 1/8th of a cup down at a time. You can also dip one of his paws into the solution to have him lick it off that way. Try dosing him as often as possible - every hour on the hour to start.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sonya Mccormic (Cape Coral, Fl) on 04/16/2015

Can someone please tell me how much apple cider vinegar and water I need to use....my male cat can't be seen until Saturday and at this point I cannot wait until then, this poor cat has not eaten all day let alone drank any water, and has not pee pee all day. He has pooped, I am deathly scared he will not make it two more days, and need to act extremely fast at this point. Can someone please help and tell me how much water and apple cider I have to mix.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Shelley (Alaska) on 04/11/2015

I wanted to share that my male 4 year old cat has been experining blockage in his urethra causing him to almost die I took him in and they had to remove the blockage. This is a major deal 2500.00 dollars later and 4 days he was blocked again. I called last night to ask for some Of course the Dr. was against any alternative medicine. I sat and thought what do I do for this . Apple cider vinegar came to mind so I searched on it more. I found many stories of success with urinary issues. But none on blockages. What did I have to loose? I started ASAP! After three high doses half vinegar and half water with a syringe followed by three syringes of straight water to wash it down waited. He was hurting and all the kids had said their goodbyes. We went to bed and I listened all night. He finally went 4 hours later and emptied the bladder completely! The vinegar had ate away at the blockage.

Don't give up!!!! It works!!! I will continue this through out his life twice a day to maintain prevention ofblockage.

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Posted by Sally (Us) on 04/10/2015

If you can swing it, get him to the vet. Otherwise you can try and find either fish or bird antibiotics. If you can find Clavamox, that's what my vet has prescribed our cat in the past. Doxycycline works as well. You want a broad spectrum antibiotic. You want the capsules. The fish/bird antibiotics are the same whether you're getting them for humans, fish, cats, dogs, etc. Doxycycline is Doxycycline no matter what the bottle is labeled for. You can get these on ebay. I'm not sure the availability locally in your country, but if you can find a fish store try there.

Dosage for Doxycycline is 2mg per pound of body weight twice a day 7-10 days. You want to give

All that said, this will not work if your cat has a blockage. The only thing that will cure that is surgery which is expensive. I hope that that is not the case.

Good luck.

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Posted by M (Mexico) on 04/06/2015

My cat's displaying symptoms of this - and it's not the first time. He'll try urinating on clothes (to no avail) and the same goes for his litterbox, he'll stand with his tail upright but nothing comes out. Unfortunately, I'm not sure when this began as he only manifested the symptoms today. The first time it happened we saw him trying to urinate on the carpet; long story short, the family was in tears because we thought his situation was dire (it was, his bladder had reached full capacity) and no vet would accept us without prior money deposit. Anyway, you can probably guess the sky-high cost of it...

But.. again... I'm terrified.

I gave him two doses of the ACV yet it hasn't worked. He stood on his box once without peeing (not even small drops). He won't take the ACV without putting up a fight, and I'm scared that by giving him ACV diluted in water, I'm only charging his bladder with liquid he can't eject.

What I want to know is, when is his life in peril and if a vet is urgent.

Update: as I typed this, he stood on his box and seems to be urinating in spurts. How long should I continue the ACV treatment? How long with this until he gets better? And, how long can he go without peeing normally without... ah... God!!

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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/27/2015

Hey Ashley!

You can try 3 teaspoons of ACV to 1 quart of water - if he turns his nose up, start with just 1 and see how your cat tolerates it. You can also put the same amount in canned food and see if he will take it that way. And if he will have nothing to do with it, you can put 3 teaspoons in 1 cup of water and then dip his paws in it and he will take in in as he licks them dry.

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Posted by Ashley (Columbus, Oh) on 03/26/2015

I have a question. My 3 year old cat is showing signs again for crystals and I was wondering what a good dose for the Apple Cider vinegar remedy would be good to try. The medicine the vets are giving him aren't working and I cannot afford surgery. I love my little guy and I don't like seeing him suffer. I wish I could afford the surgery, but I can't.. Thanks in advance.

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Posted by Donna (Bc Canada) on 03/20/2015

Thank you for the information. I run an animal rescue shelter, more for seniors and cats with behavior issues. one of my cats was squatting to pee every few minutes. He was drinking a lot of water, but still seemed to be straining. He has lost a lot of weight and my Vet feels he may have kidney disease. I have not done blood work as I have seen this many, many times. I will try the Apple Cider Vinegar and post again.

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Posted by Donna (Bc Canada) on 03/20/2015

Thank you for the information. I run an animal rescue shelter, more for seniors and cats with behavior issues. one of my cats was squatting to pee every few minutes. He was drinking a lot of water, but still seemed to be straining. He has lost a lot of weight and my Vet feels he may have kidney disease. I have not done blood work as I have seen this many, many times. I will try the Apple Cider Vinegar and post again.

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