Tips for Healing Chronic Cat Bladder Health Problems

Cat bladder health problems can be painful for your beloved pet. In this article, you'll learn some simple tips for helping your cat get better and stop recurring issues once and for all.

Cat bladder health problems can be painful for your beloved pet. In this article, you'll learn some simple tips for helping your cat get better and stop recurring issues once and for all.

If your pet has urinary problems, then the first thing you should take a look at is the treatment that has been used to treat it in the past. If the answer is antibiotics, then this could be the culprit. Most people don't realize that while antibiotics are powerful drugs, they do not heal the cause of the condition, instead, they just suppress the symptoms in the hope that the body will heal itself. Obviously, this doesn't always happen or your cat would not be suffering with an ongoing bladder issue.

The second problem with antibiotics is that when they are overused, the bacteria that they were designed to suppress can become resistant to the medicine which can also set the stage for chronic problems. Also, it's important to know that the side effects from antibiotics can actually make your pet's suffering worse. Although these drugs do work in some cases, if your pet has a recurring problem, then maybe it's time to consider an alternative solution.

When traditional medicine fails, many pet owners start realizing the importance of natural medicine and all its benefits over prescription drugs. Unlike an antibiotic, using a natural remedy for a cat bladder issue gives the body the nutrients it needs to heal itself. Since not all remedies are the same, look for one that has proven herbs like Cantharis, Uva Ursi, Berberis and Staphysagris. Although you may be unfamiliar with these herbs, they work to create cat bladder health in two important ways.

First, these natural supplements restore the proper pH of the bladder. When the pH is within normal range, bacteria cannot grow and bladder crystals cannot form because the environment does not support it. If your pet is already suffering from these conditions, then restoring the pH will kill off bacteria and dissolve crystals. Second, these natural medicines reduce pain, swelling and heal inflamed tissues. Natural medicines are gentle enough to be used daily to prevent cat bladder health problems and of course, are very effective as a treatment. Since they have no side effects, you don't have to worry about them creating other problems. They also will not interact with any other medications.

When you start seeing the benefits of natural medicines, you also start to realize the importance of prevention. If your cat has chronic issues, then giving the supplement daily is a must. In addition to this, make sure you are feeding your pet healthy food. Check the label and make sure that meat is the primary ingredient. You'll also want to make sure that the food does not contain dyes, preservatives, fillers or meat byproducts. If you see these ingredients listed, switch brands. The chemicals in junk cat food can aggravate a cat bladder issue by altering the pH of the bladder.

Last but not least, make sure that your cat drinks plenty of water because this flushes the bladder of toxins. It also helps to keep the litter box clean because this encourages your cat to urinate as needed.

As you can see, this is a simple, practical and affordable plan for healing cat bladder health problems that can also be used for prevention. By feeding your cat healthy food, providing fresh water, keeping a clean litter box and giving a supplement for treatment and/or prevention, you can stop the vicious cycle permanently and get your pet back on the road to health.

Laura Ramirez is a passionate researcher of natural remedies which heal disorders and keep pets vibrant and healthy.