Battling Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

In our last post, we talked about the efficacy of cranberry supplements in helping dogs fight E. coli-based urinary tract infections.  But what about cats?

I wish I could say cats would benefit from the use of a cranberry supplement, but in my conversation with the veterinary researcher from Nutramax Labs, she explained that Crananidin only works with E. coli and that cats don’t often get E. coli-based infections.

That said, Nutramax does recommend the use of Dasuquin for Cats for idiopathic cystitis in cats.  She explained that the chondriton in Dasuquin for Cats replenishes the compounds in the cells lining the bladder wall, which strengthens the bladder lining and wards off infections.

And I can say from personal experience that it really does seem to work.  My cat G is paralyzed in his back legs and, as a kitten, I was told when I adopted him, he suffered from constant, recurring urinary tract infections.  I knew about using Dasuquin for bladder health in cats, so I decided to give it a try with G, and I’m happy to report he hasn’t had an infection since he moved in with us, going on four years now.

So if you have a cat who suffers from recurring urinary tract infections, consider this a personal recommendation to try Dasuquin for Cats.  It won’t get rid of an infection once it starts, but it definitely seems to help avoid them.  Just ask G.

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