Apple cider vinegar is an effective natural remedy for a UTI (bladder infection) in cats. This home remedy is inexpensive and usually works quickly.
Apple cider vinegar can be added to your cat’s food or water. 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, twice a day, is a typical dose. It is easiest to mix with wet food.
If your cat is quite sick, you may need to give the first couple of doses by syringe. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 3/4 teaspoon of water together and give this teaspoon to your cat by mouth with a syringe.
Another method popular with Earth Clinic readers is to make a 50/50 dilution of organic apple cider vinegar with filtered water and apply to the scruff of the neck using a soaked cotton ball. This method is extremely effective and the most gentle of all application methods.
If your cat has reoccurring bladder infections, you may need to change your cat’s food. Dry cat food is a common cause of chronic bladder problems in cats. Most dry cat foods contain dyes and chemicals. Additionally, cats on a dry food only diet usually do not drink enough water. Cats in the wild get much of their daily intake of water through their food sources.
Continue reading to learn tips from Earth Clinic readers who have used ACV to cure uti, cystitis and urinary blockages in their cats.
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