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I’ve been mixing cranberry extract in my cats wet food and they’ve been eating it. It has normalized my blocked cat’s litter box habits! 1/4 tsp
My cat didn't urinate all day. It has been sparse for a few days but I am concerned. Has anyone found a remedy for not urinating? I ordered kidney support but who knows if will help and how long it will take to get.
I gave my cat 1 tsp cranberry juice with dropper beginning at 7pm and finished administering it with last 2 droppers full at 8:45 pm.
A few minutes ago, 9:45, she hit the litter box and I was praying something would come out and it did. I am going to continue giving it to her every hour or two tonight.
Non urinating cat and cranberry Tj's juice
Last night I gave my little one cranberry juice again at 2:30 am ( two eye droppers full ) and this morning at 7:30 three to 4 eye droppers full. Since starting the juice yesterday evening, she has had almost two teaspoons full of cranberry juice (I had to administer it through the side of her mouth- Hold her head still with one hand – hold eye dropper with the other).
Secondly, I had been rubbing her inside ear with mag oil also (I had stopped while she wasn't urinating because I thought it could be the problem and also stopped the borax solution – three 1/4 tsp 3 xs per day) on the inside of the ears. (I administered it there because she can't lick it off and get it through the mouth- transdermal magnesium avoids diarea sp?) So I administered the mag oil (magnesium chloride) also at 2:30 on her ears. When there still was no urination at 7:30 (last night at 8:45 was the last) I began to research dandelion tea and had just about ruled it out because it says not to use it if there is no urination.
Good News: An hour after the 7:30 cranberry dose (which was almost double the 2:30 dose) I got up to check her box and saw a dark coin sized dark spot and so I checked and it was a significant amount under the surface (I use silicon crystal as litter which absorbs the urine).
She was hungry and gave her some canned sardines with only one quarter tsp of borax solution because she was refusing to eat it with 3 1/4 tsp of the solution. I added a drop of cranberry juice for good measure. She wouldn't eat it. Could the borax be the culprit? Anyway she refused to eat the
So now since she urinated, dandelion is back on the table. Will research dandelion tea some more. I have plenty of free dandelion leaves outside with no threat of chemicals on them).
It is now 9:22 am that I have finished writing this. Will update later
my cat was hungry this morning and all day in fact. I have stopped putting the cranberry juice in an eye dropper and inserting it in her mouth, but I am now putting the eye dropper full on the raw chicken and liver she eats. Give her a little at a time so I can get more juice into her. today she has had at least 2 teaspoons full of cranberry juice on her food. I have continued to put the magnesium oil on the inside of her ears. Three times today.
She has come back to life and urinated a second time about 6 pm and has started drinking water again.
10pm I gave her two more eye droppers full of cranberry juice on a little raw chicken cut into little pieces and the mag oil on the ears again.
Things are looking up tonight. July 12,2016
I hope she begins urinating more often.
Good on you, Patricia, and thanks for giving us your progress.
when I started the following she was urinating every 12 to 14 hours and this scared me I wasn't able to get her to take the nutrients. Would squeeze the eye dropper with the cran, blueberry, honey mix into her mouth and stopped when she spit it up and started again.
8:40 am july 13
2 eye droppers blueberry cranberry honey
3 eye droppers dandelion tea boiled 1 minute and steeped over raw chicken (1 tsp about) cut in tiny pieces 1/4 tsp rare liver (all organic meats)
acv in drinking water 1/4 tsp 2 cups water
borax solution on cyst 3-4 xs per day on cotton swab
10 eye droppers per teaspoon
after that she was still hungry
9:40 1 dropper blueberry cranberry honey
repeated the 9:15 food
2 dropper blueberry cranberry honey she threw it up
3 droppers of dendelion tea
tsp of chicken, 1/4 tsp liver all tiny pieces to that added 2 droppers of ACV 50/50 water to see if she would eat- no
she would not eat chicken or liver
she ate grated parmesan cheese
1pm she cleaned what I made at 12:30 all up
1:10 pm more cooked chicken 3 squirts (droppers) of blueberry, cranberry and honey underneath on all sides ( the chicken had been left over from a meal that had seasoning (baked in olive oil ACV salt pepper paprika, possibly garlic OH No! )outside. perhaps that concealed the taste of the liquid.
she gobbled it up
1:25 CHECKED LITTER BOX and she had URINATED!! Significant amount. What did it?
Don't remember WHEN the last time WAS but I was beginning to worry …again.
This little love, Babe, is my only heir! My grand daughter.
She seems okay. She drank about 3/4 cup of water between yesterday and today before I added the 1/4 tsp ACV to two cups water. Don't know if she will drink this ACV water.
gave same as 12:30 meal
with 1/4 cal mag tablet crushed with knife and sprinkled on top and mixed in- she ate 99.9 % ( my friend says that calcium blocks absorption of phosphorous
cooked chicken as above
3 droppers, blueberry, cranberry, honey
3 droppers dandelion tea
2 droppers Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
she didn't seem to want the above but drank water
she ate the above at some point
6 eye droppers, blueberry, cranberry, honey
3 droppers Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
SHE WENT OUT SIDE AND I WATCHED HER SHE DROPPED OF THE STEP AND SHE GOT LOST UNDER THE PORCH BEHIND THE STACKED WOOD AND WOULDN'T COME OUT.
BY HER INQUISITIVENESS SHE APPEARS TO BE A LITTLE BETTER Finally extracted her and she went inside (more fleas!! Ugh)
7:15 URINATED SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT
I defrosted chopped turkey because it has less phosphorous
gave her 1 heaping tsp raw turkey
8:10 power went out
3:25 am power went on
2 tsp cooked turkey cooked some up
4 droppers, blueberry, cranberry, honey
3:40 she was still hungry
1 tsp turkey cooked
1 tsp chicken raw
1/4 tsp borax solution (1tsp borax in liter of water)
sliver of cal mag tablet crushed fine so she won't object
3:45 URINATED pretty good amount
1:25pm July 13,2016,7:15pm and 3:45 am July 14
URINATED 3 TIMES IN 14 HOURS
I say this is a significant improvement because before I got the (nutrients via eye dropper squeezed along side and under her food) cranberry juice (trader Joes), blueberries (organic), raw honey (solid sort of blended in vita mix and strained blueberry pulp because it began to solidify in fridge) 50/50 ACV and water (with a little more water) fresh dandelion tea dandelion leaves (no chemical sprays) cup of water (I believe I explained this earlier) and some boron and magnesium chloride (magnesium oil) she was urinating about every twelve hours
I believe the success so far happened because I got a lot of the above nutrients due to feeding her small amounts to see if she would eat it and then would give her more than one portion and added more of the nutrients also. Sort of sneaking them in. She seems not to object to them now.
Patricia, your success is because of your dedication, knowledge is power and the people who truly care about their animals do this. I have done this all my life and rarely use vets because I hate the chemicals they always shoving into their bodies and making them sick. You can never stop learning any pets that come into your life are truly lucky. Good luck for the future.
thank you for the kind words and encouragement it brings tears to my eyes thinking about what you said about me.
I need it about now. This little kitty has never been vaccinated so she can't see a vet. They will force it upon her upon her first visit.
5:12 am July 15 update
July 15 I think she urinated too much while I was out- she only urinated once though- strange
litter box is suddenly filled? 100% silicon litter absorbs the urine and the odor. The crystals turn orange-ish yellow/brownish when filled. Perhaps I had stopped stirring the pot enough while concerned with her urination. I changed the litter a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps the silicon loses its absorbancy after it is dehydrated (something I learned to recycle it). Too much to do.
5:45am july 15 saturday
went shopping for food and left the house 1pm july 14 friday
came home and she had URINATED- and upon examination of the litter the box
it seemed to be filled with much more urine (can tell by the white crystals turning a brownish color). Wasn't paying attention to the litter itself until now.
Received Kidney Support Gold in mail today and
gave it to her without shaking it. OMG!
amount to give- one drop per 2 lbs on cooked chicken portion 1
cranberry, blueberry and honey 4 droppers on raw turkey portion 2
dandelion juice 3 droppers on raw turkey portion 3
7:25 pm tsp raw turkey
chopped dandelion leaves
3 droppers cran, blu, honey juice
3 droppers kidney support because I didn't shake the bottle first time
7:30 cooked chicken and 1/4 tsp borax solution
4:45 am URINATED significant amount
checked water she had consumed 3/4 cup water
5:02 bowel movement may be soft- maybe too much mag in
cal mag tablet
mag chloride on inside of ears
not sure what to do now- that she may be urinating not too often but too much- I only received the commercial product 1pm today and was out till 5:45 so it couldn't be that.
I had given her 500 mgs of L arginine and 2000 mgs vitamin d when she was urinating too much and it stopped the urination and lots of water. Is it back now that I stopped that remedy?
do I stop my home remedies while giving her the kidney support gold?
by the way this product says proprietary formula which means there is no way of telling what is inside the bottle.
concerned about the phosphorous content in protein. Looked up the phosphorous amount in foods and found that sardines have much more than any other meats. Turkey is the least. Magnesium stops the absorption of phosphorous. Too much magnesium internally makes for watery diahrea. Gee this is a balancing act.
How could a doctor know what to give you? They re purpose their black doctor's bag (I grew up when doctors visited with black bags)
drug inventory and use them for what they were not intended. Not a good idea. Is that why the number 3 cause of death is medical malpractice? I can't speak from experience. It is what I read though.
I can't keep up with the recordation of her tiny feedings. Called the turkey people Sheltons and they said that there "may" be GMO in it. So we asked if they give them corn and they do. It is 90% chance that the corn fed to animals is GMO. Stopped the turkey.
I have decided to continue what I have been giving her along with the product I bought (kidney support gold) for a while. Her urination is about every 4 to 6 hours. I am going to change the silicon in the litter box t omorrow and keep tabs to see if she is urinating too much.
I don't know what a strong urine smell is from a bladder infection. So much I don't know.
The good news is that she is gobbling up her food no matter remedy I give with it. I guess because she is hungry.
I bought organic chicken drumsticks and free range chicken liver from a local farm instead of that GMO turkey.
She has much more energy and paces up and down in front of the sink until I feed her.
I pray I get all the fleas with the borax treatment for the rugs. And then off of her.
It has been two years fighting to exterminate them without using poisonous chemicals.
Something has to work. If we only knew what.
I am not sure how to use this site so I keep clicking on reply to my posts for the next post. Is there something I am missing?
You have no idea how thrilled I am when someone actually responds to a post. Thank you all for caring enough to respond.
Loved reading your post. Just went through one of my male cats passing a blockage on his own. I am looking for a way to feed him without spending a ton of money. Maybe I can help you with the flea issue. Have you tried Dawn dish soap for a bath. It us to help smother them. Also try vinegar, garlic juice, coconut oil. In a spray in their coat and rubbed into their skin. Use rubbing alcohol with tea tree oil in a spray for carpet, flooring, bedding. When giving a bath remember that you have to use a flea or lice comb to remove as many all fleas and any eggs. I went to Walmart and bought the 91% rubbing alcohol. I was spraying everything. I also used baking soda and even corn starch and sorinklef it around my carpets. It helps kill the adults. I wish you the best of luck.
I had a female cat who died from that condition in June, I wish I had seen your post before, the information you posted might have helped her. But I know it has helped other cats and given great comfort to their caregivers. I felt I had lacked the self confidence to treat animal sickness naturally, now I do not. Thank you
I see that your post is a few months old. I hope that your pet has recovered completely. I just wanted to tell you that my 16 yr. cat had a UTI as well. There was even some blood visible in her urine. I used the Apple Cider Vinegar and in less than an hr. there was a visible improvement. The next day there was no blood at all visible in her urine. I wouldn't let this keep me from taking her to the vet but since it was a weekend and my vet wasn't available, it was a great relief for me to do something that gave her (and me) some relief.
Borax is toxic to cats and they can ingest it because they clean their ears. What is the reason for the borax and magnesium?
For the fleas, check out food grade diatomaceous earth. You can dust the yard & inside if you have carpet. I dusted my yard 2 years ago. Still have no flea problem!
My vet told me to invest into science diet hills urinary tract c/d cat food; 4lbs is $20.00 plus tax. It has helped my cat greatly. Before she was not peeing at all and now she is peeing again, back to her healthy self. She had crystal like built up in her kidneys. Need to try this because this is dangerous and can lead to other health issues and even death.
Can you give a cat Cranberry extract (powder form) and how much? Or can you only give a cat Orange juice?
I was told no citrus for cats and dogs, I use ocean spray cranberry juice in gravy canned hornet food and a little apple cider vinegar. Cranberry powder doesn’t work as well on myself and I find the ocean spray cranberry juice way more effective!
Hi, my cat Tigger got a UTI. I've been doing some research online and found out that there are several types of crystals – struvite and oxalate being the main ones. According to this user on yahoo, depending on the type of treatment, you need to administer either Cranberry Juice or Apple Cider Vinegar.
"Cranberry extract acidifies the urine and lowers bacteria levels, and is useful if she [the cat] has struvite crystals. However, if oxalate crystals, you need to go alkaline. To alkalize, mix 1 tsp apple cider vinegar in 1/4 c water and administer at least a tablespoon of the mix as best you can. You can also mix a little baking soda in with food to help alkaline the system".
I took Tigger to the vet and found out he had struvite cystals – this meant he needed Cranberry juice. Was administering 3ml of undiluted cranberry juice to him every hour, and as he couldn't pee much initially, by the evening (after many hours), he could pee. He was peeing significant puddles 🙂
I urge you to find out exactly what type of crystals your cat has and then administer the proper treatment! Hope this helps.
My cat had blockages at three years old and the vet wanted to operate. They couldn't guarantee that it wouldn't come back. I did some research and found out that vitamin C and cranberry got rid of the two kinds of crystals. I started giving my cat vitamin C capsules that I was able to open up and cranberry pills that I was able to open and mix the power to with the vitamin c. One year later I went back to the vet and they said that he had no crystals or blockages. He never had a problem again and live to 19 years old. I also gave him cat food for cats with urinary problems and distilled water because the town I am in has a lot of problems with the water. I dont even drink it. I had four cats. I gave them 500 milligrams of C and 450 of cranberry. When he was the only one left because he lived the longest, I gave him 100 of C and 100 cranberry. If you give them too much vitamin C you'll know because you get diarrhea from taking to much. It may take a month to see the results.
Hi! A sure-fire remedy for cat cystitis is unsweetened cranberry juice, fresh-squeezed lemon juice & water. 1 cup cranberry (unsweetened!!), 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice & one third cup water. I administered 1tsp. doses by syringe every half hour and Daisy-Mae was cured within 6 hours after battling cystitis for months!!! YEAH! She would allow the syringe “feedings” because she knew it was giving her almost instant relief. I had tried everything… ACV, antibiotics, etc. This recipe worked like a charm and it is all natural! Love it.
We are so thankful for this website and for Kimi’s post! On Saturday, 04 September, we noticed that our 2 year old cat, Panda was struggling to urinate. It was after hours, so we called an emergency clinic to ask for suggestions. All they told us was to bring her in. The following Sunday morning, I had my daughter go on-line to seek out natural remedies. She came across this site and Kimi’s post. We made a mixture of water, lemon juice and cranberry powder from capsules. We administered 1 teaspoon every half hour for six hours. Oh my goodness, within hours, Panda was looking better, by the end of the six hours, she had urinated with zero struggle and was playing like her usual self. Thank you so much!
My cat, Miss Moo (a 12 year-old Rumpy Cymric Manx), had been peeing blood and not using her litter box… And was using my kitchen floor as a new “pee spot. ” When she urinated, she strained and there was very little urine. I tried the ACV with no luck in her, but ACV did help my male cat with gastrointestinal problems.
I used the fresh lemon juice and sugarless cranberry juice recipe you posted. I dosed kitty every 30 minutes for six entire hours. She was NOT happy about getting this. After 3 hours, she seemed stronger as she started to fight the doses. It’s always been very hard to give her a pill or anything oral because she spits it out the sides of her mouth.
Anyhow, I placed some newspaper with a white paper towel on it in her pee spot so I could see the color of her urine. I woke this morning to see a LOT of urine. It was completely CLEAR! After trying antibiotic after antibiotic, ACV, and going CRAZY cleaning up pee and trying to help her as we couldn’t afford to go to a vet because I live on a fixed income. This INDEED worked!!! I am VERY thankful to you for this recipe and posting the information on here! Bless you!
I placed a small litter box with her usual litter in her pee spot and am hoping that she will use that. This morning, after placing the small litter box there, she went to her usual litter box and peed. A blood-free, clear and a healthy amount came out with no straining or pain.
Again, thank you SO much! If ACV doesn’t work for some… Please try this!!!
Just wondering if it has to be fresh lemon juice and if the bottled one is ok. Also wondering if the cranberry pills are ok?
From what I have been reading on this site, Apple Cider Vinegar is the best remedy for cats with cystitis. You can dilute it and add it to the scruff on their necks and let them absorb it that way. I don’t know about the other remedies you mention for cats, sorry.
Can anyone send me the recipe for cystitus in cats (cranberry juice & lemon)?
The remedy posted to EC is this one:
1 cup cranberry juice (unsweetened!! )
1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
one third cup water
The original poster administered 1tsp. doses by syringe every half hour for 6 hours and her cat's issued was resolved.
See the original post here:
When you did this, did a little come out of the cat's mouth? is this common?
Hi, I recently read a post on your website about the Lemon/cranberry juice/water mixture for cats. I have ready many sites that say citrus of any kind is dangerous for cats. Please help me clarify this. I need to know if its ok to give it to my cat. Thank you.
Citrus oils contain elements that are toxic to cats – d-Limonene and linalool are citrus oils with insecticidal properties. These are metabolized in the liver resulting in liver damage or failure. The peels contain the oils so the peels may be toxic to cats if your cat were to eat them; if this occurs induce vomiting and dose activated charcoal.
Orange juice does not contain the oils and is safe for cats. Most cats are repelled by citrus, but some cats do seek out orange juice.
My cat suffered from this ailment on and off for years until I tried a few tablespoons of Tomato Juice in her food. Also had the same result with cranberry but since it’s so bitter, it’s hard to get it down her. Also I stayed away from the dried cat food which seemed to make it worse.
My cat was diagnosed with FUS, and searching the internet, I found this wonderful site, probe first apple vinegar, but bladder had completely clogged so I had to take him to Emergency, where he uncovered, but after bringing it home, just to rust with blood, so use cranberry juice that I recommended this product and it worked yeah!
My kitten is completely clean, with cranberry juice, diluted with tap water. It was interesting to see, as when he drank the juice immediately cleaned and urine to blood. Thanks to all! I recommend this remedy always! Fus vet syndrome, NEVER AGAIN!