Urinary Tract Disorders in Cats

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Danielle (Uk) on 06/08/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Shelley (Alaska) on 04/11/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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.

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

How did you give the coconut oil?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nina (Davenport, Iowa) on 06/27/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kadsmidt (Hutchinson, Ks, USA) on 04/11/2013

No. I had taken our 8 year old male in for what was assumed to be a UTI. Until then, he was a happy, healthy, playful cat with a beautiful coat. He was on antibiotics and pain killers. Low and behind within 2 weeks, it started all over again. So I started reading up on home remedies. I tried the ACV. I had to end up taking him to a vet that was going to charge us 770 dollars to cath him and have an overnight stay. I went to a different vet for a second opinion, and she did the same prodecure for half that cost. But he never got to enjoy anything from the treatment. When she thought he was ready to be un cathed, and come home, he would not urinate. So in a desperate move, we told her to go ahead and open him up to see if she could get his bladder unblocked through his abdomen. When she opened him up, she found cancer masses all over the lining of his bladder, and he had to be euthanized.

This was all within a 2 week period. The last bout being we took him in on a Saturday morning and him was gone on the following Tuesday afternoon. We are beyond devastated. We did the right thing by taking him to the vet's. One never knows what is causing the blockage. Please do not hesitate to care for your pets. ACV was never going to cure our beloved cat. Neither were the antibiotics. On the last day of his life, his coat finally turned dull and he would not walk with us. He never did that before. Even during the round of antibiotics, he still played and had a sleek coat. It will be a month on the 12th of April that we lost him. I know in my mind, that I did everything I could in my power to help him. I won't have to beat myself up over not taking him to the vet. I still question if I took him to the right one. But cancer is cancer, and it took him. He was so advanced that there was no option, no chemo, no surgery. I admonish those that can afford to do so, please get them checked right away. If it works for your cat, great. Do not wait if it doesn't. I would have donated an organ to save my cat.

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.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Monica (New Jersey, US) on 10/08/2014

Would like to know what strength of Colloidal Silver you used for your cat. I know the dose would vary depending on the strength of the CS. I have the Source Naturals brand CS at 30ppm strength and I'm currently searching the internet to find the proper feline dose. Thanks to anyone who can provide this info!

Raw Food Diet
Posted by David (Hastings On Hudson, Ny) on 03/15/2012

I thought I'd share my experience dealing with my cat's FLUTD.

A few months ago I came home from a weekend trip, and found pools of blood all over the apartment, and my cat walking in a funny, hunched-over manner. The following week was an absolute nightmare as my cat continually peed blood on my bed, the floor, and carpets--anywhere but the litter box. When he did attempt to urinate, he would howl with pain. It was horrible. After bringing him to the vet, he was diagnosed with FLUTD.

The vet said that the best treatment was to put him on a strict diet of canned "Royal Canin SO. " This didn't sit well with me since this is a non-organic brand. I avoid non-organic foods myself as I'm just not willing to consume the pesticide residues on the government's assurance that it's okay (same assurance they gave cigarette smokers for several decades). I also just didn't like the idea of feeding my cat the same pre-packaged, non-fresh stuff for the rest of his life (imagine a human living on baby food or a protein shake his whole life).

On a whim, I called up a local natural pet food store and told them my problem. They asked me if I had ever tried feeding my cat raw food. I said that I had (a slight fib, since I fed him mostly dry organic kibble, and only raw from time to time as a treat). They said that they were very surprised to hear that he had FLUTD considering that I had fed him raw.

I then remembered that the cat's symptoms had seemed to subside briefly the 2nd day of the nightmare week, about 6 hours after I had given him a raw treat.

After this advice, and considering the evidence, I put him on a 100% raw diet (I had a bag in the freezer the whole time, from which I fed him the occasional treats). I also forced some drops of apple cider vinegar down his throat (I had heard about that home remedy on a forum).

Suffice to say that in 24 hours, all FLUTD symptoms disappeared completely. His apparent health and urination returned to normal. After a few weeks I stopped forcing him to drink the apple cider vinegar.

A month later, I tried putting him back on a dry diet for the weekend (I had to go out of town). When I returned, he had started to pee blood again. I immediately returned him to a 100% raw diet, and he has never had a problem since.

I understand there are some folks out there who have an aversion to raw food or have heard horror stories. All I can say is that I am not a fanatic, I just want to share the story of how my cat was saved in the hopes that this information could save others. I have read other forum postings recently about pet owners whose cats were killed by FLUTD, and they never tried raw food. Mine was cured within 24 hours, so you will find out quickly if it works for you or not, I think.

I do not grind my own food. I buy bags of Primal. The food comes pre-blended in little frozen biscuits. Unfortunately it is not cheap ($20 and up per bag, which lasts about 3 weeks), but I am one of those pet owners who really loves his pet, so to me it is worth it.

I hope this story and info can be of help to others!


Raw Food Diet
Posted by Jr (Coloma, Mi) on 04/26/2012

How on earth do you get your cat to eat raw after being on kibble? I have a cat that I have been trying to eat raw and she just won't do it. I even took her food away for two days and she still wouldn't eat the raw food.

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...

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 KG (South Brunswick, NJ) on 12/02/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Hi all.Our 3 yr.old cat Tum was lethargic when we came home on thanksgiving night,after seeming to have problems peeing for a few hours earlier.I took him to a 24 hour emergency hospital at 11pm,being the only place open at that time,especially on a holiday.I was told upon entering there was a $120 "cover charge" just for walking in.Fine.Ijust want my cat to live,I thought.Well when the vet called me in to discuss the problem,I found out he had a urinary blockage and they wanted to unblock him and do testing to find out exactly why,due to the tune of $1200,also while telling me he may need surgery on top of that.Being pretty strapped for money,like anyone else nowadays,I couldn't afford their testing.I started crying hysterically,not wanting to have to watch my cat suffer infront of us helplessly,and watch him die.The vet told me she'd unblock him,thankfully,but then we were sent on our way.He seemed ok for a few hours afterwards,but then started going in and out of the litterbox every 2 minutes or so.We knew we couldn't afford to take a trip to the vet or hospital,just because we already knew what it was and what it would cost.That's when I started frantically searching the net for a home remedy type solution,and the apple cider vinegar treatment was the 1st I came across.I was EXTREMELY weary and hopeless,but thought,hey I have nothing to lose.My husband immediately ran to the food store and bought a bottle.I gave Tum some WET food mixed with about 1.5 tsp of acv immediately,and the same amount at every feeding.I am so happy to report that out baby is almost completely better.He is not only making less than half the trips the the litter box than before,but it active again after only 3 days now.Sure he didn't like it at 1st,but mix it with food and if they're hungry,they'll eat it!We didn't force it down his throat(we've tried before with other meds and it was just us getting scratched and bit by him)but administer it by any means if you have a fussy cat!It is SO worth it.I just want to speak on behalf of all the loving animal owners who can't afford expensive treatment...please give it a try!There's NOTHING to lose.It has kept one of our family's best friends around!

Thanks a MILLION ten fold for those who have made testimonials and who have informed us on the use of avc for urinary problems for our cat,as it has saved his life and gave us such great hope,as well as returning our Tum to his lively,crazy young self!Please,please try it-if not now,as a last option.We did and we are so thankful.Thank you all so much.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tonya (Houston, USA) on 05/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar is great for crystals and UTIs in cats. The vets would be out of business if they recommended ACV, because it heals almost everything. In addition to all the skin disorders that cause scratching and hair loss, I have cured my male cats crystals which almost killed him 4 yrs ago. I had great success clearing another cats urinary tract infection. Wish I had known about this remedy last year when I had a house full of foster cats with upper respiratory infections. It cost a bundle having them all on antibiotics. People and their pets should have Apple Cider Vinegar everyday for many many reasons as reflected in this outstanding site. Thank goodness for the Internet, because this is information the doctors sure won't tell us. They have an expensive office visit and a toxic pill for everything.

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?

Cantharis (Homeopathy)
Posted by Lidia (Fl) on 02/11/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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 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 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 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 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 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 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!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
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.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Hugh (Florida, US) on 03/02/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My family male cat has urinary tract infections about every 3 months. He was in great pain and had to get a catheter at the vet$ office. The vet also gave three rounds of different antibiotic pills which did NOT work. Therefore, I tried cold pressed coconut oil since I read of its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

I gave my cat about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cold pressed coconut oil over three to four days. I tried to give him the coconut oil each morning and night.

The cat stopped showing signs of his urinary problems. Please note, due to the cat's physiological issues, he gets UTI's every 3 or so months.

Therefore, when I see signs of a UTI (excessive attempts to urinate, loss of appetite, licking "himself"), I give him coconut oil for about two days. It is healthier for the cat and cheaper for me. :)

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!

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ariel Rose (Vancouver) on 08/13/2014

Great! I'll try this! Thank you!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sheila (Marshalltown, Iowa) on 09/11/2014

My girlfriends Mancoon cat has uti symptoms and she is on a fixed income. She loves her cats dearly but can't afford the Vet Bill. So I suggested lets get online and get some research for home remedies. I think she thought I was full of bologna when I mentioned apple cider vinegar to her. Now since I read these other posts for home remedy for her cat's uti and they too said aple cider vinigar, she gonna give it a try now. We will keep you updated on her over-all outcome. Thank you so much!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Verinia (Malaysia) on 10/12/2014

hi, my cat also having uti. She is siamese. I wonder how much you feed your cat with 1ml Apple Cider Vinegar / 2ml water? This amount for each hour, or 1ml acv/2ml water for the period of six hour.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/12/2014

Hey Verinia!

If this were my cat I would try to get her to ingest as much ACV & water as I could for the first hour, and then try a small amount each hour until you see results. If your cat is totally blocked then you have a life threatening emergency and need to see the vet.

Feline Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)
Posted by Dman (Sparks, Nv) on 12/03/2013

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any answers or anything at all, that could help my cat. He is only 6 and has been to the vet at least once, if not twice, ever month to the vets office since March. They have done blood work testing and have done an ultra sound. Everything is normal. He did have some teeth that were bad enough they needed to be pulled, which the vet failed to mention. I took care of his teeth last week.He is still using the litter box but he continues to pee a small amount in the bathroom sinks. They keep telling me that it is FLUTD. The only stress he has/had was his teeth that I can even figure out and its been a week tomorrow. And had two times pee in the sink.....

I have switched his food two times, due to the vet telling me only feed him the Hill's brand C/D for urinary tract disorders. I have not been giving him dry food and feel like the food is not the problem. Before switching him to C/D he was on wet food-Weurva.

I just got spring water delivered to my house to only let the animals drink this water no more well water. Which I know can have a lot of calcium and excess minerals to contribute to his issues.

ANY HELP or advice to whatever else may help. Please let me know, THANK YOU!!!!

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 Amilayn (Il) on 11/30/2013

We just rescued a cat a month ago, and her history is unknown. She's had a few accidents, and we were giving her special treats for UTI health, and special food that says it's good for that too, although it seems to have the same ingredients as generic food (the special food is made by 9 Lives, but it does say it's good for UT health??)

Last night however, makes me think that she definitely has a UTI. She was curled up next to me in bed, and in the middle of the night, jumped up and ran off of the bed. She's older and rather large, so she usually doesn't run around like that. I rolled over, and there was a puddle in the bed! I think that the urge came on her so quickly, she couldn't get down fast enough.

I've had cats before, and had one with recurring UTIs. I took her to the vet for antibiotics every time, and it just got to be too expensive for what seems like the same results I could get with home remedies. It's been 15 years since I had a cat, so I have a lot to learn about their health again!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 11/30/2013

Please read Theresa's suggestions re ACV.

In addition, homeopathic remedies also work and can be used in addition by pouring a few globules of the remedy into a very small dish, stirring 21 times with a toothpick and give a few drops by syringe. This solution can be used for about two days hourly or whenever convenient.

One is Causticum for old broken down conditions for older weak animals. Also, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, there runs an energy line on the under side where cats get spayed. When there is an incision this can cause later in the life of a cat or dog incontinence. However in addition to ACV I would research online homeopathic remedies that fit your cat's profile . Since this is affordable it may be worthwhile to try some remedies. I wish you and your kitty good luck. Namaste, Om

Peeing Outside the Litterbox
Posted by Fiona (Bc) on 08/10/2013

My cat is currently peeing outside of the litterbox, despite haveing 2 boxes to choose from. The name brand cat attractant litter works, but it is expensive, and it says it uses an herbal mixture to entice the cat. I would like to make my own, growing my own herbs. Other than catnip, does anyone have any recipes or suggestions? Thanks!

Peeing Outside the Litterbox
Posted by Darla (Corona, Ca) on 11/07/2014

He might be allergic to or not liking the brand of litter. You could try a different litter.

Peeing Outside the Litterbox
Posted by Sierra (Monroe Ct) on 12/18/2014

I have used cat attract in the past. It seems to help but its so pricy. I have successfully id that it contains a fair amount of valarian root, a calming herb. I now buy that in bulk and use instead of the cat attract. Seems to work about the same. Good luck!

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