A FREE RECIPE FOR CATS WITH URINARY TRACT INFECTION
The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The key elements in the system are the kidneys, a pair of purplish-brown organs. The kidneys remove liquid waste from the blood in the form of urine, keep a stable balance of salts and other substances in the blood, and produce a hormone that aids the formation of red blood cells. Narrow tubes called ureters carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder, a triangle-shaped chamber in the lower abdomen. Urine is stored in the bladder and emptied through the urethra.
The urinary system is structured in a way that helps ward off infection. The ureters and bladder normally prevent urine from backing up toward the kidneys, and the flow of urine from the bladder helps wash bacteria out of the body. An immune system compromised by a bad diet can create aback which will help cause an invention and or crystals.
Make sure you cat has lots of fresh water and only feed her wet food, preferably a whole food (non processed) diet. Kibble will dehydrate the body increasing the chances of reinfection. To get them to drink more water by adding the liquid from a tuna can to her regular water, but make sure you don't let the water sit for a long time. Also get her some cat grass, and I've found the best formula for UTI's in cats is an organic whole food diet. We have treat hundreds of cats with UTI and only a few of them have had this problem since switching to our diet plan.
Bladder stones can appear as "stones" or crystals all depending on their actual make up and the cat's system. The smaller the crystals, the easier it is for the cat to pass it without surgery.
Your cat's recipe should be scientifically formulated to keep the pH at 6.6, free from by-product, have no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors, no corn, no wheat and no soy. It is important for their over all health to be full of Omega-3 fatty acids, Probiotics, antioxidants and minerals.
Here's some things that will help your cat to stay healthy if you are not using Pet NUtrition Systems cat VPN meals. Begin to add Garlic powder to your pets home made food daily. Garlic is an anti-microbial and will help eliminate bacteria and infection. Don't be afraid to sprinkle it with a heavy hand, cats like Garlic and they should eat it right up. This will not harm them and this will boost their immune system and healing time by 70%. Cranberry mixed in your formulation is a good idea as well. Begin a regimen of Probiotics such as Acidolphilus. These good bacteria are actually found in yogurt. You can purchase these in capsule form at your pet store or add yogurt to their food.. Acidophilus helps to maintain and strengthen the good bacteria of the gut crucial for healthy digestion. Without these good bacteria animal bodies are prone to disease and illness. When cats and dogs are put on antibiotics, they kill this good bacteria and render the body weakness and acceptable to bacteria. This is why you may have heard woman complain of getting a yeast infection after taking antibiotics.
You may even add a tiny drop of salmon oil to their food. This will ensure good passage of fecal matter and will not allow bacteria to be built up in the gut. Just a drop. It will also make his coat more shiny and healthier in appearance.
You can also add a drop of unsweetened Cranberry juice to his food daily. This juice must be purchased from the health food store because it contains no sugar or other products. Cranberry acts the same in animals. It helps to strengthen, tone and cleanse the kidneys.
FREE Recipe For Adult Cats:
Feed an adult cat as much as she will eat in 20 to 30 minutes. Refrigerate the leftovers promptly. It is recommended that you feed your adult cats twice a day. This recipe provides approximately three servings.
Rotation of these protein source is suggested (meat amounts given in raw weight):
1/2 pound boneless chicken breast or thigh, minced
6 ounces ground turkey, or minced turkey (dark meat)
1/2 pound lean beef, minced
1/2 pound beef, chicken or turkey heart, ground or minced
About three times per week, include one chopped hard-boiled or scrambled egg. If you would like, once a week, substitute 4 ounces of organic liver for 1/2 of any meat source. Another option is to substitute a four-ounce can of tuna that is packed in water, a six-ounce can of sardines, or a five-ounce can of salmon with bones for any meat source once every two weeks. Do not use canned fish as a protein source for cats that are prone to urinary tract problems.
For cats needing a lower protein diet, add one cup of cooked white rice.
Two teaspoons of olive oil or one teaspoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of flaxseed oil
300 mg. of calcium (as carbonate or citrate) or about one slightly rounded teaspoon of bone meal (human grade). (If using canned fish with bones, decrease calcium to 1/4 regular amount.)
One to two tablespoons of pureed vegetables since many cats prefer their veggies lightly steamed or vegetable baby food (without onion powder).
1/4 teaspoon of salt substitute (potassium chloride) should be given three to four times per week.
One cat-size dose of multiple vitamin-mineral supplements (human quality) or cat vitamin
One probiotic/digestive enzyme supplement
80 mg of Taurine (omit if using cat vitamin)
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