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

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Cindy Mc Master (Polokwane, Limpopo South Africa) on 10/02/2011

Hi my name is Cindy I have a cat that was diagnosed with UTI I have read most of the post left on this site and finally decided to try it for myself my cat was taken to the vet on Wednesday and the vet gave him antibiotic to clear the Crystals and some other med to lower his ph. There was no positive reaction by Saturday I then went and got him the Apple Cider Vinegar I could not find the organic but I did find the raw and unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar and tried it I am glad to say that after starting him on it on Saturday afternoon with his wet cat food. It at first didn't look like it was working but I still continued to give it to him 3 times a day 1.25ml Apple Cider Vinegar and between 10 and 15ml water in his wet food he has started to urinate like normal again. I will continue this until he is completely out of the dark but he is all most back to normal. He is running around the house and giving my 5 other cats grief like never before I think he had a lot of catching up to do.

I just wanted to thank this site for all the wonderful info and the positive Reponses. It helped A LOT I can't believe that just within 2 days you can see the difference- it's amazing. I will be adding the Apple Cider Vinegar in their drinking water 3 times a week and once a week with the wet food just to make sure that they are all healthy and happy kitties. Thanks again to everyone for the great advice and helpful tips. PS. will keep you updated on the progress.


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Posted by Sindy (Montreal, Quebec Canada) on 09/10/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I wanted to wait before sending my feedback about treating my cat with ACV for his urinary problem untill I've tried it. My 11 year old Main Coon ( Chester ) 4 days ago, started showing signs of urinary issues.. He was squating in the little and only 2 or 3 drops would come out and he would go maybe every 3 minutes. Now he's a big boy and when he usualy goes well its Niagra falls. I was worried. I didnt want to take him to the vet right away and spend over 1000$ like I did with my other cat ( Boxer ). Boxer was liking himself nonstop and would cry when we would talk to him and wouldnt let chester approach him. At one point he was breathing with his mouth open and thats when I freaked and rushed him to the Emergency pet hospital, she wanted to do a lot of tests and I dont know what and said it would be 1800$. This was 3am and our regular vet was closed. We have had this issue with Boxer before and they just emptied his bladder and he was fine. I told her to do the same for now to relieve him a little and I would take him to my Vet in the morning. So she did and we watched him overnight he was a bit better but had not urinated. On the way to the vet he had peed in the car, I was soo excited. The vet put him on wet food Medical Brand called Urinary so. He said to feed him that for two months and bring him back, I think that came with some meds as well, I can't remember. I never went back to the vet, he has been on that food for almost a year now and doing great, I mix it with spring water as well. I didnt want to spend over 1000$ for Chester now.

So I came across this website. I just wanna start by saying Thank You, from the bottom of my heart, for every single post. I put Chester on the Urinary so wet food, he was on dry only but drinking a lot of water, the dry food was from the vet, some diabetes food, they said it was a weight control diet. That night, I started the ACV mixed with water. It was a store brand, nothing organic which I incorporated into his wet food. I also added less than a cap full in their water. That was at about 4pm, I awoke at 5:45am from a bad dream and Thought about Chester, I opend the door of my room and he came running to me as usual, I pet him and he went straight to the little box, this time I heard it. It wasn't the usual puddle but it was about 15 drops compaired to 2, I was so pleased, I went back to bed. When I woke up for good he was back to normal, the litter was more full but Boxer also shares the same one. I know he couldnt have filled it all by himself so I was happy. I kept giving him the diluted ACV maybe 4 times a day with a bit of food and spring water instead of feeding him twice a day like I normally do. He visited the litter box with a few drops from time to time, but less often sometimes 20 drops.

As long as I saw an improvement, I was satisfied. Mind you, I kept checking his Bladder to make sure it wasn't hard or painful to him, its seemed fine, he was eating, I kept going with the treatment. Day 3, much better mood and I would rarely see him go, litter box was still full in the morning when I'd wake up. During the day, everytime one of my cat would visit the box, I would go empty it to keep track. I will continue him on the same wet food as Boxer with a mix of dry food of the same exact brand to avoid constipation and will add the ACV for about 2 weeks or so but gradualy decrease the amount. I will add it to the food maybe once a week, just a little bit, as a preventative measure. ACV and all your posts saved my cat from this and spared by Visa. I am so grateful. I would really recommend ACV for this problem, but always keep an eye on your kitty's progress.


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Posted by Nancy (South Burlington, Vt) on 08/22/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I'm so glad I found this website this morning! Last night my 15-year-old female cat was running in and out of the litter box and squatting in odd places, straining to urinate. Since she's had UTI's in the past I recognized the signs and left a message with my vet at midnight. Then I found this info about ACV and decided I'd give it a try since I'd probably have to wait at least 12 hours before I got any meds. WOW! Talk about fast results! I added about 1 tsp. to some canned food this morning and left it with her in a sequestered room. She didn't go for it at first, but when I returned several hours later, she had eaten about half (approx. 2 tablespoons of food). I also put a splash in her water bowl along with some juice from the canned food. I got home with the meds after work, give her one pill by mouth (yes, I bled) followed by a normal serving of canned/raw food. (I have stopped giving her premium dry food altogether since this occured last night, figuring that it contributes to urninary tract issues. She's not happy about it, but hey, it's for her own good. )

So now it's 10pm and she has only gone for the litter box/newpaper once in the last 4 hours. Since she was going every 15 minutes last night, I'd say that's a remarkable improvement. Question for others: although I see everyone's testimonials listed, I don't see any actual recipe/advice on how to use ACV from the owner of this site. Am I missing something? I read about 20 postings and put together my own plan based on common stories. I plan to post again in a few days with an update. Thank you all!!


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Posted by Mary (Victoria, Bc) on 08/03/2011
5 out of 5 stars

About 2 weeks ago my cat started acting very weird. Always going to the box but nothing coming out and I mean like going to the box almost every 5 minutes. When something did come out it was almost nothing. He didnt seem like he was straining or in any pain...... Yet. So I decided to read up on your site about what could be the cause and how I could help if caught in time and let me tell you, What I read and did probably saved his life. I found he could be suffering from UTI. I also believe he was constipated. I read that using pumpkin and Apple Cider Vinegar is beneficial and I also read other peoples posts and made my decision to use it and about 2 days later he was filling up his box just like he did when he was healthy. I can even hear him pee now. Yayyyyyy!!!! I want to thank you for having a site like this to help the people that cannot afford a hefty vet bill but still love and adore thier pets.


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Posted by Azcats (Scottsdale, Az) on 12/19/2010
5 out of 5 stars

My 9 yr. Old Calico started displaying symptoms of a UTI on Thursday. In and out of the litter box every 10 minutes, straining to urinate, only able to squeeze a few drops at a time and later trying to wee in the bathtub without much luck. I found this site that night while looking for a natural remedy as it was the middle of the night and I had to work the next day and would not be able to schedule a vet visit until at least Monday.

Purchased the ACV "with the mother" from the grocery store and a few cans of wet food, (which my cats think are a real treat) and added 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon water and mixed with a small amount of food. The small amount of ACV was a bit overwealming smell wise and at first she was not about it, so I added a touch more food until I couldnt detect the smell anymore. She ate it, cautiously, but got it down none the less. Followed Friday with three more ACV mixes in a 24 hour period. Little change in her behavior, but she didnt seem in pain and a little less nervous. Two more treatments on Saturday and then just now I heard her in her litter box and she was finally able to release and she seemed just as relived as I was. I pray that this is the cure she needed but will continue with this routine for a few more days just to make sure.

Thank you all so much for your feedback on this matter and I am now a believer in the wonderful benefits of ACV! Thanks to all the cat lovers who saved my cat from a lot of pain but also so much stress for myself!


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Posted by Grace (Middlefield, Ohio) on 12/11/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, thank you, thank you,
In the same situation as most, not able to afford a large vet bill, I found your website after my newly adopted cat showed signs of UTI. Only having her since September I was not sure if her symptoms were physical or behavioral but she had not peed for 24 hours at all so I started adding 1/4 teas. Apple cider vinegar along with a teas. of water to her canned food. This morning she had gone in the litter box and peed about twice her normal amount. I will continue this and thank you again for a natural way to help my otherwise beautiful cat.


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Posted by Dallas (Atlanta, Ga, Usa) on 12/05/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Of importance, I saw a post regarding ACV being dangerous to kitties with renal disease -- which was critical for my household of 4 cats, (Maggie has early kidney disease -- which subQ fluids are maintaining). I was going to put ACV in the water bowl (as Isabella has UTI and is a somewhat wild rescue getting used to housemates and being inside - and she would NEVER let me give her a ACV by mouth as catching her to get to vet took an hour... With much disarray and a few wounds (me) :) She was given an antibiotic shot 10 days ago. She is better but still not peeing as much as she should.

I have given her 1/4 tsp ACV in wet food 3 times now, and also Vitamin C powder and will continue to do so. Thanks to all fellow kitty lovers for posting (and check out "Simon's Cat" on You Tube if you want a laugh)! He has really nailed kitty behavior in his animation. And one last tidbit -- anyone who has outside cats they also take care of in cold weather, check out Snuggle Safe discs that go in microwave and stay warm for 8-10 hours. Heat according to your microwave wattage and tuck in their bed/blankets. They will LOVE you even more. God speed --


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Posted by Ceci (Sacramento, Ca) on 11/28/2010
5 out of 5 stars

About two weeks ago my 2 year old tabby, Crookshanks started behaving oddly. He had a loss of energy and he kept turning over his water dishes. I noticed he hadn't been drinking water either. Then he started peeing in the oddest places. His water bowl, one of my dresser drawers ( thank goodness nothing was in it). And then I began to notice blood in his urine. As I started really watching I noticed he would strain to pee and get nothing. I'm no vet, but my research suggests he was blocked. I was so upset because blockage can be fatal and I just didn't have the money to take him to a vet. Then I found this site and read all about ACV. I immediately went to my library and did some more research on ACV and decided to give it a try. I mixed a can of wet cat food with a cranberry pill, 2 teaspoons of ACV and 2/3 cup of water. He ate/drank it all. That night, within a hour of eating he peed... Alot! I continued this everyday, twice a day. Two weeks later he is back to normal. Except I now use about a capful of ACV which is about a teaspoon. No blood in his urine or stool. No peeing in strange places. No knocking over his water bowl. He's attacking the dog again and running around like his crazy self again. I'm not a vet or a doctor but I know what works. The ACV worked for him. Give it a shot. I could really help your cat!


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Posted by Marcy (Ft. Lauderdale, Fl) on 11/27/2010

My cat was obviously in pain, walking around the house meowing and continually licking her "privates". Every 5 minutes she would visit the litter box, straining to pee and only a drop would come out, if any at all. She would not tolerate a syringe, nor would she drink water with vinegar in it, so for three days I was mixing 3/4 teaspoon of grocery store apple cider vinegar in 2 tablespoons canned food, twice per day but it did not eleviate the problem.

I went to GNC store and purchased Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother and it cured my cat's problem within 2 days. I could not afford the vet bill that I would have undoubtedly incurred as I am sure they would have insisted on blood tests, x-rays, etc. , so this remedy saved her from a certain death. And, the cost of the _____'s was under 4 dollars. Crucial to purchase the brand vinegar with the Mother's - it visibly contains more Mother's than the organic store bought brands. I continue to give maintenance dose to ward off any reoccurance.


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Posted by Shelley (Gold Coast, Queensland Australia) on 11/23/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I have had my cat for about two years, for one year now he has been as inside cat, and about 2 months ago, we noticed him trying to pee on the tiles around the house. And licking his penis. Upon lifting him up to take him outside to finish his business, I felt he was really full, and he gave me an unhappy meow and tried to go to the toilet again. I massaged his belly and comforted him while my boyfriend jumped on the computer and typed in his symptoms, and they sounded like he had a UTI. Upon reading through pages of info, we found "apple cider vinegar" which we happened to have.. And it was organic. We put some with a can of tuna and some spring water and he ate it all up straight away. His water bowl also had apple cider in it as well.

To see why he was licking we turned him over and saw a silica gel crystal stuck to his penis. So we bathed him and sorry to be gross, but pulled back his forskin and unblocked him.... We googled silica gel and found that the blue specks in kitty crystals were colbalt 60 or something and extremely radioactive and if they get stuck to his penis he is only going to lick them and ingest them. So we changed brands to volcanic ash which he seemed to like anyway, and much cheaper and safer than the kitty gel, and he was back to his happy self...

But yesterday... Sad face and peeing on the tiles again.. So back to the apple cider diet.. Some tuna with apple cider and fresh water with apple cider. I left him alone for half an hour and he did a really big wee... And looked happy.. So no more dry food, only wet food with apple cider vinegar and he is cured overnight.......

To all cat lovers, go get some cat grass, get a natural brand of kitty litter, slow down on the dry food , and get a dry food with urinary tract support and continually give him half a teaspoon of apple cider to two cups of water, which cats dont mind the taste of anyway... Make sure you give them pure water.... Non fluoridated or chlorinated... You can always get a syringe and dilute apple cider with water and hand squirt it into his mouth.. Take twenty minutes if you have too... Note I have read, make sure you dont make it too potent or your cat may foam at the mouth.


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Posted by Yazz (Los Angeles, Ca) on 11/14/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I usually don't pay any attention to home remedies, but after reading some of the posts about how effective ACV is for a number of digestion problems in cats, I decided to give ACV a try. I have a himalayan male who has small kidneys and has had a UTI before which was treated with antbibiotics. This time my cat was showing acute symptoms of a UTI and was howling when trying to urinate. It was the weekend. First, I filled a small bottle with a small eye dropper with mostly water and a few drops of ACV. I fed my cat a couple of syringes full of the solution directly into his mouth and then added a few drops in his food. While he did not like the eye dropper method, he swallowed it. When added to the food, he didn't seem to mind and ate it all.

After two days now of using this technique twice a day, he is perkier, playful, his eyes are brighter and he is drinking more water and going less. I am grateful for this site and all you who have share your experiences with ACV. I plan to start adding to hot tea for myself!


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Posted by Angie (Equality, Al) on 09/27/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I just have to tell everyone that is using Apple Cider Vinegar for the cats that first of all it does have to be the organic, raw apple cider vinegar with the mother and diluted; (not really expensive) I use B brand and my cats all love the vinegar if I put it on some plain yogurt which I believe is o. K. For them in small amounts. They think it is a treat. Hope this helps.


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Posted by Janet (Manchester, Lancashire, England) on 07/15/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My beloved Bobby has been suffering for several months now on and off with UTI. His tract keeps blocking and he has been in a lot of pain, squatting all over the house and trying desperately to pee. This weeks episode was the worst as he was sick and had the runs with it too. Rushed him to the local RSPCA where they emptied his bladder which was full of blood, took him back today but his bladder was not full so they left him. Told me his outlook is not looking good and I am devistated as he is my baby and only 9 years old. He is a fat cat and I have been told to put him on a diet which is impossible as I have three other cats. He is having to take Cystease tablet at the moment but the vet basically has told me that his outlook is not good as it is a problem which will keep re-occuring. I found this site and have bought some acv. Put some in a syringe with water but it went everywhere except in his mouth! Have added some to his food and water but as all the cats share and he never eats a full bowl at once I cannot guarantee that he will eat any of the hidden acv. I shall keep trying though. Seems too good to be true that this can cure cats of this problem. I am scared to death that the next time I take him to the vets will be the last time. Will keep on trying and pray to God that it will work.

Replied by Liisa
(Port Ludlow, Washington)
08/01/2009

I wanted to respond to Janet from Manchester; you might want to try switching to a different food. I had a Male cat that had this problem and the only thing that helped him was to put him on very high quality food that does not have animal-by-products in it. If that still does not work try switching to a grain free food. This is an easy thing you can do that would benefit all of your cats. Our cat that had this problem went on to live until he was 17. I hope this helps.

Replied by Paula
(Sunderland, UK)
08/04/2009

Hi i would like to reply to janets message, i have a male cat who was constantly getting uti's he was on special dry food also, however my normal vet was booked up so i made a appointment at a different practice, the vet asked me about diet and recommended changing to a wet food permantly and purchasing a water fountain, that was 7 months ago and so far no problems, all my cats drink more as they love the filtered water fountain, and no problem

Replied by Janet
(Manchester, Lancashire, England)
08/28/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I posted a message well over a month ago about my nine year old cat Bobby. He was having regular bouts of not being able to pee and in a lot of pain. I took him to the vets twice and the last time the vet told me if it happened again I would have to have him put to sleep. I was devastated and searched the net for a solution. I found this site and thought I would give him a try with the ACV as well as Cantharis tablets, which I also read were good for UTI's. Since his last bout of not being able to pee I decided to buy him slices of cooked chicken which I then coated on one side with a drop of ACV and then crushed a Cantharis tablet into the same side. I then fold in half and cut up into tiny pieces. A lot easier to give to him rather than sprinkle on his food as I also have three other cats who all share the food. I did not think I would be able to do this either by forcing the tablet down his mouth. Anyway, so far he has been fine and well and I have had no problems. I give him one tablet in chicken every morning and continue to give him a chicken piece later in the day when I am home from work. I rub in a tiny drop of ACV and he loves it. I want to thank everyone on this site who has posted suggestions for this problem. Fingers crossed that he continues to have no more problems.

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Posted by Eqn (Orange County, CA) on 06/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you to all of you for taking time to share your experiences and writing down the dosage used. My cat was suffering from a UTI this afternoon and I quickly conducted an internet search for natural remedies to alleviate her discomfort and cure her infection. I was thrilled to find this site and all of the feedback from other cat owners. I was also thrilled to find a bottle of ACV in my pantry. This remedy seems to have worked! I had a syringe and used it to administer 1/4 teaspoon ACV with 1 teaspoon water. She did not like this at all (who can blame her for the taste?), but she took it like a champ and within 3-4 hours was taking a nap, able to relax at last. I went to the pet store and found some feline urinary tract cranberry tablets and also purchased canned cat food (she normally eats a dried food diet). I mixed one tablet in with a small can of cat food - she ate this happily. And, once 5 hours had elapsed, I mixed a second dose of 1/4 tsp ACV: 1 tsp water in with some canned/soft cat food and was happy to see her devour it as she normally would do ( I was worried the smell of vinegar would offend her, but it did not appear to). I am happy to report that as I type this, she is napping comfortably! Thanks to all of you once again for sharing your experiences; I hope this continues to assist other cat owners facing this crisis.


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Posted by Yann (Phuket, Thailand) on 04/10/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My 3yr old male cat Jang suffered from UTI..he struggled just to urinate..One morning, i found him lying on the floor ...very weak...ive rushed him to the vet...and guess what...my total bill is $700....but thn to see Jang back on his feet makes me happy...Was told by the vet that this might happen again unless i changed his diet....I stumbled upon your website....ACV works wonders....its been 4 months and he is a healthy cat...no mor UTI...His diet include 2 capful of ACV, cooked in brown rice, mix veg and minced chicken....he love it so so much...Thanks Earthclinic!



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