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Homeopathic Treatment for U.T.I.

Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms

  • Frequent urination, often in small amounts
  • Abnormal accidents in the house
  • Need to urinate in the middle of the night
  • Blood in urine (you can test this by placing a peice of white paper under urine stream)
  • restlessness, uncomfortable and licking at genitals

 

Why Urinary Tract Infections Occur

Bacterial infections of the urinary tract can be related to many things. Stress and diet are common influencers, but causes may also include immunological deficiency or fungal or protozoan infections as well as bladder stones, injuries, or tumors.

As soon as the bladder gets inflamed for any reason, you’ll notice that your dog frequently tries to urinate. He or she will often end up urinating in inappropriate places like in your home.

Dry commercial foods are a major culprit in producing alkaline urine, so one of the first steps you can take to prevent and treat urinary problems is changing your pet’s food.

 

Should I Treat Homeopathically? 

The first thing you should take into account when thinking of treating your dog’s unitary tract infection at home with natural or homeopathic methods is the severity of the infection.

If the urine has blood in it, then that means that the infection is severe, and probably even at an “advanced” stage. Don’t even think of treating it yourself — get the dog to a vet quickly.

Another indicator of severity is the amount of pain the dog experiences when trying to urinate. If minor, you may be okay treating it at home. If the dog is experiencing severe pain, get him to the vet.

Homeopathic remedies tend to be more useful for dogs that have recurring urinary tract problems. There are some homeopathic tests that can be run to identify what remedies may work best. Homeopathic experts often recommend Berberis vulg dilutions for its anti-inflammatory effects and pain-relieving agents, and the anti-bacterial Staphysagris.

 

Fluids

Increase your dog’s fluid intake during UTI’s. More water and other fluids help bacteria in the urinary tract to be flushed out of the body, freeing the dog from the infection. Teas (especially neem tea) or chamomile can be drunk by your dog as well, because these can soothe your dog’s inflamed urinary tract linings, and replenish his body fluids at the same time.

 

Herbal Treatments

Homeopathic experts often recommend Berberis vulg dilutions for its anti-inflammatory effects and pain-relieving agents.

Staphysagris is best known for relieving pain and encouraging healing of soft tissue but also has anti-bacterial properties.

Juniper berry works very well when it comes to severe urinary tract infections. It’s a herb known for increasing the rate at which the kidneys filter out impurities, and therefore, increase urine production.

Parsley leaf is an effective diuretic that can aid in the elimination of waste. And, in addition to being highly nutritious, parley leaves have antiseptic qualities that are great for treating urinary tract infections.

Uva Ursi leaf is one of the most powerful natural astringents available. Holistic veterinarians use it to attack a variety of pathogens that are often the cause of UTIs. It can stop bleeding and reduce the inflammation associated with these infections.

Marshallow root works wonderfully when there’s inflammation in the urinary tract. It stimulates the immune system and attacks bacteria that cause these infections, while also soothing the body and reducing irritation.

Cranberry or Blueberry will prevent the bacteria from attaching to the lining of the urinary tract and is great for the prevention of recurrent infections.

Supplementation with B vitamins and antioxidants in times of stress, as well as offering cooling foods such as raw fruits, vegetables, and yogurt will reduce the symptoms of urinary tract infection.