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Herbal Remedies For UTI in Pets


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Once regarded as an alternative remedy for human ailments, the application of herbal remedies now extend to holistic health care for pets, particularly in the support of urinary tract systems. Herbal remedy compounds convey medicinal properties that easily adapt to the biochemistry of organisms, since these fill in the underlying causes of imbalances while cleansing the body from chemical and microbial causes of the disorder; without compromising overall health. Generally, these remedies support the innate needs of the body, promote systemic balance and likewise reinforces immune defenses against disease-causing pathogens.

Conventional drugs administered to treat UTI such as amoxicillin usually dissolve in effectiveness over time. A natural alternative to prescription drugs such as Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) contains natural antibiotic properties relevant in the treatment of infections. Unlike antibiotics that tend to be immuno-suppressive, Barberry is one holistic remedy that stimulates the immune system in the fight against infectious pathogens. Moreover, the herb conveys anti-inflammatory benefits that relieve bleeding of the uterus. When the pet condition at hand is a bladder infection, a formulation of the herb may be concocted to ease inflammation. As it strengthens the mucus lining of the urinary tract, Barberry compounds curtail excessive urination that is apparent in the uncontrollable urge to urinate among inflicted pets. To further sustain urinary system functions, a tincture formulation of this herbal can be administered as diuretic to aid in the cleansing process.

Another herbal regarded effective in subduing urinary tract infections is Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva ursi). The herb contains the bioactive compounds arbutin and hydroquinone that collectively acts as a potent antiseptic for stubborn infections. The herbal may be administered as an alternative to the conventional anti-inflammatory treatments applied on a damaged bladder. For cases involving cystitis and bladder stones, its compounds can help alleviate the condition by reducing the causes of uric acid accumulation. Like Barberry, it is also an effective diuretic to aid the body in flushing out toxins and pathogens from the body.

In pet herbal remedies concocted for urinary tract infections, Cantharis is a support ingredient that primarily aids urination while soothing bladder muscles. It is an effective anti-inflammatory agent that provides immediate relief to damaged and oversensitive organs. Expect relief from bladder irritation plus increased urinary control following the use of this herbal remedy.

With the health benefits ensuing from the foregoing medicinal herbs, the standardized herbal supplement PetAlive UTI-free has been formulated to support bladder and urinary tract health in dogs and in cats. The worries of pet owners when it comes to urinary issues are resolved naturally with this pet herbal remedy.

Bruce Maul is a partner in Gold Flax Seed, Inc. which provides only top quality Flax Seed, Herbal Remedies and other health related products. Learn more about Herbal Remedies by visiting


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