March 2010 Archives
Article by Laura Ramirez.
Bladder crystals in cats can cause pain, bleeding and make it difficult for your pet to urinate. In this article you'll learn which treatments are most effective and why and what to do to prevent bladder stones from coming back.
If you suspect that your cat has bladder stones, get him to the vet as soon as possible, so determine the type of bladder stones and the best possible treatment. Although some bladder crystals in cats require surgery, the struvite variety can be dissolved through diet and natural medicine.
If your cat has struvite bladder crystals, avoid a prescription for antibiotics because in addition to being harsh, these drugs can cause side effects. More importantly, they do not heal the cause of bladder stones and as such, can lead to chronic issues. Antibiotics can also destroy the good bacteria in the stomach which can create digestive problems.
Natural remedies work differently than drugs by providing the body with the nutrients it needs to heal itself and restoring the proper pH to the bladder, so that crystals cannot continue to form. These remedies are holistic and are made from formulations that contain herbs like Cantharis, Uva Ursi and Staphysagris. The herbs are made into a tonic that is inexpensive, easy to administer and can be used effectively to treat and prevent bladder crystals in cats.
Since these remedies for bladder crystals in cats are 100% natural, they have no side effects and will not interact with any other drugs your pet might be taking. They are gentle enough to use everyday for cats that tend to have bladder issues (especially older cats), but are strong enough to dissolve cats' bladder crystals quickly and completely.
If you decide to continue to give your cat a natural remedy to promote healthy urine flow, make sure your cat is eating a good diet. Check food labels to ensure that the cat food you buy does not contain fillers, chemicals or cheap grains.These ingredients can alter the pH of the bladder, making your pet susceptible to infection and bladder crystals in cats. In order to flush toxins from the bladder, you'll also want to make sure your cat is well-hydrated and always has access to a fresh, clean bowl of water. A daily natural remedy, nutrient-dense food, and clean water are the three best, most effective preventative measures you can take.
Laura Ramirez is a pet lover and enthusiastic researcher of natural solutions which heal disorders and keep pets vibrant and healthy. Find out more about safe, effective ways to maintain your pet's urinary tract health at http://www.pet-ut-health.com.