The #1 Natural Cure for Your Cat’s Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

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Posted by Teresa C. (Winona, Mo) on 01/25/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Our 17 year old cat showed signs of a UTI. She is an indoor/outdoor cat. First she soaked the rug at the door with urine, so I knew she wasn't blocked. Then she began squatting randomly, peeing just a little, with some blood. I googled natural cures for feline UTI, and was delighted to find this site.

She has been on a raw chicken diet for 5 years, which has been a lifesaver. Before we switched, her fur was thin, she had no energy. Since feeding the raw chicken, her coat is silky, and she acts like a kitten. Not really sure why she would get a UTI on this diet. There was a spell last summer when we didn't have time to make the raw food, and just fed dry for about 10 days. She started squatting on the floor depositing blood. Since then I never give her dry food. She is very obsessive about water. Whenever she hears water, she comes running and howls demanding fresh water in her dish. Possibly diabetic?

I followed the advice posted by Darlene on 6/2015.

"Used a 1.0mL syringe and gave her 1mL over a 15 minute period. I wouldn't give it to her all at once because it was strong! I gave about 1/3 then waited a few minutes. I gave her the second 1/3 then waited a few minutes. Then I gave her the last 1/3. One hour later she was symptom free but I repeated the 1mL dose again to make sure she would be fine through the night."

She was, and didn't wake me up constantly during the night wanting to be let in and out. She was much calmer, her usual self. Purring and rubbing on everything. I followed the maintenance dose for 2 days, and then skipped 3. Symptoms reappeared, so I repeated doses. She would not eat it on her food, so I used a syringe, wiped the foam off her mouth, and gave her a little tuna and liquid. Guess I'll have to stick with this, and will try the topical approach.

Thanks so much for all the tips on this site!!


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Posted by April (Louisiana) on 11/27/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My cat scrappy suffers from UTI's has and cystitis. ACV saved his life. He was completely blocked and gave him ACV & H2O 50/50 solution up to 5 times a day and within two hours he was peeing like a race horse! He did foam at the mouth with thick saliva upon administering the solution. I just wiped his face and he got over it fairly quickly. So yes they will foam at the mouth but its perfectly alright. It didn't hurt him. I know how expensive vet bills can be. I spent $2000.00 last year on vet bills and this has truly been Scrappy's saving grace because I def. couldn't afford another vet bill like that one again.....


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Posted by Betsy (Ny) on 11/14/2017
5 out of 5 stars

You should always take your cat to the vet to deal with blockages and UTI's they can become life-threatening very fast!

That being said.

My cat had a blockage last year about this time, he was hospitalized for a week and they put him on a lifetime diet of special food, and medications and a monthly vet visit to check his levels. I considered rehoming him because with the special food and medication he would have cost me over $300 a month.

I researched, found many use ACV, but he wouldn't touch food with ACV. I watched him, and noticed he did not really drink much, research and the vet said he needed more water to avoid a relapse. I had bought the water fountain my vet suggested (HE HATED IT). I was at a loss, so I added more water to his wet food. Adding slightly more daily. Still taking him to the vet monthly to check his levels and ensure he was healthy. After 3 months he was up to 1 cup of water in his 3.5 oz of cat food twice daily. No meds, no expensive food. Vet says he's very healthy, the quality of his fur has also improved. I bought the breeze litter system so I can monitor his urine because I worry after last years ordeal.

Over the summer I myself had a urinary blockage due to meds I am on for migraines, surgery hospital stay, all that fun. I talked to my urologist, he said ACV won't do a single thing to dissolve crystals, it's an old wives tale. He said real lemon juice will work, 8oz daily for the average person will dissolve the crystals, no idea of the cat dosage though.

I personally think my vet overreacted with lifetime meds and lifetime new special diet, especially as this was his first issue and he was 6 at the time. The new diet of watery wet food has worked amazing and he's a healthy happy cat.


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Posted by Violet (New Zealand) on 09/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars

We tried the ACV and water and the difference was very noticeable. Our little cat was passing blood in her urine - luckily she jumped into the shower box or I'd never have known! Once was not enough: 2 - 3 doses is needed.


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Posted by Jenni R. (Tarkio, Mo) on 09/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I'm trying the apple cider vinegar treatment with my cat, Tommy. I mixed with with high quality wet food (as my vet had told me t do) with purified water and half a cap of the vinegar (equals half a teaspoon, he's a 10lbs cat) he ate every bite. I mixed some of the vinegar in with purified water in the pets' watering bowls. I have read somewhere that apple cider vinegar also helps with fleas. I'll write another review in a week, hopefully this works to cure my Tommy of his UTI.


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Posted by Jane (Alexandria) on 09/09/2017
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Yes your cat has a UTI. bloody urine is one of the first signs, frequent trips to the box, trying to urinate..similar to when we get uti's- the urge is there but cant and it burns. Feed your cat WET food. Using an eye dropper, put 4-6 drops of apple cider vinegar in the food and mix it up well and feed it to him. Be careful what types of food you use, I feed my 2 a can of wet in the am (split between the 2) and a 1/2 cup of good quality dry in the eve. cheap dry food is how it starts. There is a lot of ash in the cheaper stuff which causes the condition. Get him used to the ACV and just a few drops every day will keep him healthy.


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Posted by Karen C. (Roxbury, Ct) on 06/17/2017
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My two year old cat had a really bad UTI.Vet gave amoxicillin for two weeks and a shot. Seemed to help but it came right back.Bloody urine and straining. Back on antibiotics. Still no improvement. I decided to do ACV and water in a dropper. I also mixed coconut oil and ACV and dipped her paws in it. In two days blood stopped, and soon she was able to urinate normally. We are still monitoring her condition and I will continue the treatment. I also stopped all fish, and of course no dry food. I add hot water to good quality wet food. Hope people try the ACV TREATMENT since that is what worked in my experience. I just don't know when I can stop. Do I do it all the time, since it's obvious it was crystals. By the way, my cat does not like the taste, and it isn't easy to administer!


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Posted by Stacie (Palos Heights, Il) on 04/25/2017
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Hi, I just left the vet before my 4yr old polydactyl (26 toes) Bambino, was even seen! I was sitting there with my 22 month old little boy and my sick cat for 3 hrs searching things like the truth about rabies vaccines (I knew they were going to say he needed his 2nd rabies vaccine, which I wasn't going to do since he is obviously sick and I have recently learned the truth about vaccines for humans) and the nurse came up to me and said the vet wants X-rays first. He hasn't even seen him, so I said no and continued to search how to naturally cure a UTI in cats...I happen to know the signs of UTI's and crystal blockages because I lost a cat to this years ago and that was after tons of $ spent on surgeries, antibiotics and prescription food, which now I know from reading this article is a bunch of money making garbage!!! So I left, they were saying your cat could die the Dr. hasn't even seen him yet.

I came home & gave him the 50/50 ACV and water, a 5ml syringe. He too foamed at the mouth. I also did 1 cup water 3T ACV and dipped his paws twice now and threw out his cheap dry cat food, gave him a can of tuna for now because he was looking to eat but I have to go buy him some wet healthy cat food...Any suggestions on what food to start feeding him? And should I continue to do the ACV/water 3 or 4 times a day? He did foam while I was giving it to him, but he seemed so much better right afterward...and I know that he wasn't completely blocked because he peed a little on me at the vet when I was trying to get him on the scale 👎 He seems ok now, actually up walking around looking to see what me & baby are doing. He was super sick this morning walking around crying trying to pee and squealing. He looked sick & tired! Now he looks pretty good. I was planning on continuing the ACV methods in this article until reading this post.

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!


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Posted by Victoria (Rochester, Ny) on 03/22/2017
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We filled a little 5ml syringe up with 50/50 ACV (organic with the mother) and water, getting it down my cat was a challenge, but before we even finished the first syringe he peed all over me. Never thought I'd be so happy to have my cat pee all over me! He had taken a turn for the worse, had vomited once and was pooping on things, because he was trying to pee so hard and couldn't, so we were quite desperate. Almost instant relief! So grateful for this article! Thank you!


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Posted by Cindymc (Cleveland, Ohio) on 02/26/2017
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My son adopted the best cat ever from our local shelter. Sadly he has had some health issues and was underweight. He has never peed outside the litterbox in all nearly 3 years we've had him (he is almost 5yrs old now). He was getting frequent uti's and bleeding allover, straining to pee, crying in pain, laying in the bathtub for the coolness. We took him to the vet (cha ching $$$$$) she put him on a special diet (more $$$$). he ended up getting the uti again, and I found this site, tried the emergency apple cider vinegar method using organic ACV with mother, then every few hours...with a couple days healed!

This was over a year ago, he has not had another uti since and is eating quality food we buy locally, with is way more affordable than the what the vet sells. I highly recommend ACV. I thought it was worth a try before running to the vet$$.


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Posted by Virginia (Jay, Oklahoma ) on 01/08/2017
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Cat's on her way to getting better!

I have spent $150 in the past month at the vet trying to clear a UTI in my 8 yr old Manx, Cleopatra 'Cleo'. She won't use the litter box to urinate which is a also a sign of a UTI, so I understand. I put adult size bed pads cut in half by the box and she uses that. So I see how clear or how much blood is in the urine. Right now it is pure drops of blood. She uses the box for everything else.

just back from Walmart with ACV and canned cat food. The water bowl which another cat and small dog share now has the vinegar added. I even took a glass with water as prescribed on the bottle. Very healthy!

The cats want the dry dog food so I put the dry cat food away, 😂 now the dog is wondering what's going on. Now everyone is going to learn that there is a dinner time, sigh, and the cats don't want wet food at all... But eventually they will when they are hungry!

I'm giving 10cc of the 1/10 ratio of vinegar to water every hour today and will drop to 3 times a day tomorrow.

Oh, Cleo now runs when she sees me with a syringe....yikes!


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Posted by Krista And Mr. Pants (Mission, Bc ) on 09/30/2016
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Last Saturday evening Mr. Pants, my 4 year old neutered male, started showing signs of urinary issues. My spouse found this site and he drove to the grocery store at 10pm and came back loaded up with ACV, coconut oil, cranberry juice and a load of wet food...

I followed the 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar to 2 tsps of water. He took it from a syringe and did it because he knows how much Momma loves him and trusts me completely... I stayed awake with him during the might, each trip to the bathroom showed no signs of movement; but come morning he was gettting drips out and over the last few days, the amount of urine has increased and he is well on his way to being back to normal...

The thought of going to a vet I dont trust, and the only one open on a Sunday was not an option. We have been very dilligent, and continue to dose twice to three times a day....checking the box after each visit.

So nearly one week later, the Pants is running around being a brat again lol

This site and all of your comments, put my mind at ease and have allowed me to finally relax.

I am looking into getting in touch with a hollistic Vet, as there are way better medicinal options out there that we can get in our local grocery stores.

Cheers to all of us Critter loving humans


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Posted by Cdelisle (Buffalo, Mo) on 06/15/2016
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Thank you EARTH CLINIC! This remedy saved me another $75 vet bill. At first sign of UTI I came to your website and started my cat on ACV. I gave her 1/4 tsp. diluted 50/50 with water, 4 times a day to start and after just a couple of days I could tell she was almost completely better. It stressed her out too much to just administer like that so I mixed it with meat baby food (and additional water)and she lapped it right up with no problems. I also gave a couple of drops of kidney tonic mixed in. I will keep her on a lower dose to maintain UT health. Thanks again!!


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Posted by Loosehorse (Belgrade, Mt) on 06/05/2016
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My six year old cat, 12 pounds, on a rice and chicken dry food diet, came down with a uti. After reading the comments here, I forwarded the whole thing to my niece, who is one of the leading cat vets in Canada. She came back and said yes, ACV with the mother is the best thing, as no drug, sadly, is very effective for this.

Switched over to a wet food regime, including liver, plus 1 mm of ACV w/mother in a 2 tablespoons to 8 oz. water (well) once daily administered with a 1 mm syringe in her mouth and voila...she's a healthy, cured, happy cat within a week.


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Posted by Darlene (Woodland, Nc) on 06/13/2015
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My 18yr old cat displayed signs of a UTI last night when I got home from work and she is now symptom free. Her symptoms last night were: distressed meowing, squatting to pee every 2-3 minutes with little or no pee dribbling out, it was pink pee at first then went to dark red blood, unsettled and moving around (she wouldn't sit or lie still). She kept squatting over the air conditioner vents. You could tell she was very miserable.

Here is what I did:

1. Mixed equal portions of raw apple cider vinegar (with the mother) and filtered drinking water 50:50 mix. (All of our cats drink the same water we drink which is from a 10 stage filter we bought at whole foods for $100).

2. Used a 1.0mL syringe and gave her 1mL over a 15 minute period. I wouldn't give it to her all at once because it was strong! I gave about 1/3 then waited a few minutes. I gave her the second 1/3 then waited a few minutes. Then I gave her the last 1/3.

3. One hour later she was symptom free but I repeated the 1mL dose again to make sure she would be fine through the night.

When I woke the next morning she was cuddled next to me and purring like she always does in the mornings. She has not displayed ANY signs of illness since then. I went ahead and gave her another 1mL of the 50:50 mix and she threw up. I feel bad but I know now her body has enough apple cider vinegar in her system. I will switch her to the maintenance dose recommended in this article. I am planning to give this to her the rest of her life.

3 weeks ago I took her to the vet for the exact same symptoms and I didn't know what was going on (this was the first time it happened). I thought she was blocked and freaked out. The vet was able to gently push on her bladder and get her to urinate. That was a good sign because it meant she wasn't blocked. They analyzed her urine under a microscope and saw: bacteria, white blood cells, and red blood cells. The bacteria meant she had a UTI which explains the presence of the white blood cells. He gave her antibiotics Clavamox for 2 weeks. She took her last dose earlier this week. That's how I knew she had another UTI. She has no other medical history besides this.

The vet also explained that UTI's are common in older female cats because of their anatomy. Their genitals are close in proximity and if it doesn't stay clean they are prone to UTI's. If they poop and are not able to clean themselves well the bacteria can travel through the urethra and cause their UTI. It's the same for elderly women. If they wipe the wrong way such as back to front they are asking for a UTI. The bacteria travels. Just like in elderly women, elderly cats have a hard time moving as they get older and it becomes more difficult for them to keep the proper hygiene. To help with this I have bought 7th generation baby wipes (fragrance free) and I wipe her once per day.

On another note, I am switching her to a raw food diet. I have read so many good things about raw food and my boyfriend and I have decided to go with Nature's Variety - Instinct Chicken Formula. It's better to avoid giving fish to cats because it's hard for their kidneys to process it especially if they have kidney problems. Fish is not their natural diet.

Thank you so much for this site! I hope my feedback helps others.



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