Urinary Tract Disorders in Cats

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Posted by Adrienne (Idaho) on 06/05/2021
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Hello,

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!


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Posted by Stacie (Indianapolis ) on 11/16/2017
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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!


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Posted by Nia (Los Angeles, Ca ) on 01/19/2017
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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!


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Posted by Maryjean (Deland, Florida) on 09/16/2016
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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.


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Posted by Miriam (San Francisco) on 09/12/2016
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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.


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Posted by Cindycp77 (Texas) on 09/02/2015
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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.


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Posted by Katik (Newport News, Va) on 06/17/2015
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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.


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Posted by Danielle (Uk) on 06/08/2015
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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


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Posted by Shelley (Alaska) on 04/11/2015
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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 Nina (Davenport, Iowa) on 06/27/2014
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I was expecting to end up writing a hateful post on here cursing everybody and their brother because my cat died from not being able to pee due to a complete urinary blockage. Let me tell you the blockage was complete. He is a 4 yo Siamese and has had this problem before. I could not afford to take into the vet AGAIN. So I decided to try this Apple cider vinegar remedy and it honestly worked within hours. By two days later he is perfectly well without any issues. Way to go website! You're awesome

I used 1ml diluted with 2ml of water in a medicine syringe and made him drink it every hour for about 6 hours. Then I just added it to his food ever after.

ps: organic apple cider vinegar with mother is absolutely the best. Not only did it fix the crystals and blockage, but it added good bacteria to his system too!


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Posted by Catlovah (Boston, Ma) on 03/31/2012
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Amazing the ACV worked! I applied a very wet paper towel soaked with the ACV to her hindquarter like someone suggested. She licked it up and in less than 30 minutes she urinated. I highly recommend this remedy! My cat (mouse) and I thank you all for suggesting this wonderful remedy!


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Posted by Marina (Honolulu, Hawaii) on 06/01/2011
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My cat was only urinating a few drops and even then it was bloody. I found this forum and took the advice of many of you. I switched her to can food (with a splash of apple cider vinegar) and used a medicine dropper to give her some water mixed with apple cider vinegar. Within 8 hours she peed a large puddle! Within 24 hours she was urinating normal and within 36 hours she seemed better then before. Apple cider vinegar (organic) is amazing. Thank you all for the advice. The canned cat food cost me like 25 cents a can and the apple cider vinegar (organic) only cost $2.24. A doctors visit would have cost me hundreds and that's not even counting the medicine cost!


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Posted by Sdstlouis (St. Louis, Missouri) on 03/12/2011
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

This stuff works! Lizzy my female cat was having problems going to the litter box and was only able to do a few drops at a time. After introducing the Apple Cider Vinegar into canned food as well as giving her 1/4tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar to 2tsp of water with a syringe twice a day, she was slowly getting back to normal. It took about 5 days for it to take full effect. Sure saved me big $ from taking her to the vet. I'm now mixing the Apple Cider Vinegar into the canned food for both cats as part of their diet. You guys are brilliant!


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Posted by Diane Small (Cambridge, Ma) on 02/28/2011
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My male cat, age 7, began straining to urinate. I gave him ACV, but it didn't help him. I took him to his veterinarian, who diagnosed him with a urinary tract infection and prescribed antibiotics and pain medications. But the UTI returned in a few days and I had to bring my cat back to the vet who prescribed stronger antibiotics and pain meds. Once again the problem returned in a few days and the vet prescribed still stronger antibiotics and pain meds. The bill came to just under $700. The vet didn't mention food to me at all, until I asked whether my cat should still eat dry food. He didn't answer and just told me to cook a chicken and put the juice in my cat's wet food. He also told me to put wet pads on my cat's rear end. The UTI returned very quickly.

This time I reached for a book on my shelf, Rodale's Encyclopedia of Natural Home Remedies, c1982. On page 69, someone had written to Prevention with a remedy for her neutered male cat's cystitis (bladder infection). She added tomato juice (one tablespoon) and water (one tablespoon) to her cat's wet food. Since another person used a remedy with no salt, I bought a bottle of Bionaturae Organic Strained Tomatoes, no salt, at my local food co-op. Since it is so concentrated, I just add one and a half teaspoons of the strained tomatoes along with a tablespoon and a half of water in the my cat's wet food twice a day. I also add three drops of olive oil in the wet food. This worked immediately.

It's been about seven weeks now and my cat is fine. He loves the strained tomatoes and water mixed in with his food. I even give him about a quarter a cup of Innova Evo dry cat food daily and he's doing fine. Since I've reduced the amount of dry food he gets, I worried about his bowel regularity, so I give him a wet cat food with chunks of food; I use Nature's Variety Homestyle canned, by Prairie, mornings and then in the evening I give him Wellness canned, which doesn't have chunks.

A few months before my cat's problems began, I had decreased his wet food and increased his dry food (I had also stopped giving him Evo dry and switched to another dry food), because I wanted to keep his weight down. I suspect this may have caused the problem. So now I give him wet food twice a day with the strained tomatoes and water, and about a quarter of a cup of Innova Evo dry daily. It has worked for my neutered male cat.


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Posted by Beach Bum (Ponce Inlet, Florida) on 12/16/2010
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Just wanted to say that I have a 2 year old male cat, and he was displaying all the symptoms I read about here. We are short on cash, so I tried the apple cider vinegar the other evening- put in wet food as directed. By the next morning he was looking pretty bad, like he was in pain. He was twitching and crying. I took him to the vet immediately, and he went into surgery- he was 100% blocked, and would have died within 4 hrs. If you have a boy cat, take them to the vet- they are more likely to get totally blocked, which causes death within 48 hrs. My kitty will come home tomorrow, after 4 days at vet- but he is fine- very thankful for the info here- saved his life!



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