7 REMEDIES FOR KIDNEY STONES & URINARY CRYSTALS
Do you or anyone you know have a dog or cat who has kidney stones or urinary crystals?
Any pet owners with a pet suffering from kidney stones or urinary crystals will appreciate just how much this ailment affect their pet's quality of life. Kidney dysfunction may cause chronic pain, tenderness in the kidney area, and can even result in blood in the urine.
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Before you go rushing off to your veterinarian, there are a number of natural remedies that can be very effective in ridding kidney stones and urinary crystals. These remedies are designed to be worked into your pet's new whole food diet to produce a more balanced and healthy digestive system. If your pet has not yet developed kidney stones, these tips, will help to prevent the stones and crystallizations from forming, and you know what they say – An ounce of prevention is worth.....
Kidney Stones are a Common Ailment
Any pet growing up on a diet of processed kibble is more likely to form kidney stones and urinary crystals than one being fed a whole food diet. The nutritional imbalance, dehydration factor, chemicals and overall poor design of processed pet food is the leading cause of canine and feline kidney and liver dysfunction. The formation of kidney stones is surprisingly common and is one of the fastest growing ailments which we are called on to treat. Statistics show they are quite common and affect up to 4 in 10 cats, and 3 in every 11 dogs in the USA - processed pet food eaters will develop stones and urinary crystals at a much higher rate than pets fed a whole food diet. No wonder so many people are interested in finding out how to heal kidney stones in a natural way.
What are Kidney Stones and What Causes Them?
Kidney stones are made up of various chemicals. These include calcium, oxalic acid, phosphorous, and uric acid. They can be caused by excesses of vitamin D, an imbalance of minerals, dehydration, gout, and poor diet. As well as the symptoms already mentioned, other signs include:
A need to urinate often
Pain or discomfort when urinating,
Seeming to be nauseous,
The good news is there are natural ways to heal kidney stones (or prevent them from forming) as part of your pet's healthy, holistic, whole food diet.
Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones
In the majority of cases, kidney stones can be successfully dealt with without having to go to see your veterinarian, and without having to take any drugs, or undergo any invasive procedures. Unless you have any specific allergies, none of the following remedies will have any adverse side effects as they are all 100% natural. We do recommend calling us for a FREE veterinary nutrition consultation to determine which remedy is most likely to work for your particular pet based on the advancement of the stones, current diet, age, any allergies, and if you are trying to prevent stones or treat the existing stones. Please remember that the amount suggested below is based on a medium-sized dog of 65 pounds.
Remedy # 1 Water and Apple Cider Vinegar
Any sort of healthy pet diet or health plan demands plenty of water. When your pet drink this amount with 1 or 2 tablespoons of the Apple Cider Vinegar added to each bowl full of water will help heal the digestive tract and you will find that your pet's urine will become clear - more like water itself. Good quality mineral water is best. It helps to dilute the concentrations of calcium and uric acid, making your urine less alkaline. As well as helping the prevention of kidney stones, if you already have them, this will help to prevent them from increasing in size.
Remedy #2 Non-Decaffinated Nettle Leaf Tea
Simply giving 2 or 3 cups of Non-Decaffeinated Nettle Leaf tea per day will improve the flow of urine, and help to prevent any crystals from turning into kidney stones.
Remedy #3 Dandelion Root
Finely chopped organic dandelion root in your pet's whole food recipes is a great kidney tonic and cleanser. You may use the powder form and give up to 125 mg twice a day may be beneficial.
Remedy #4 Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
This is one of Pet Nutrition Systems' favorites and easily one of the most effective remedies for kidney stones and the pain they cause. At the first symptom of stone pain, mix 2 oz of organic olive oil, 2 oz of organic lemon juice and 1 tsp. of raw apple cider vinegar. Give it straight and follow with plenty of purified water and 1 tsp. ACV in the drinking water. Repeat the lemon juice, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar recipe 3 -4 times a day until symptoms improve.
Remedy #5 Basil Leaves
Basil is good for overall kidney health. Simply finely chop 2 to 3 basil leaves per feeding.
Remedy #6 Celery
For those cats and dogds who already have kidney stones, celery juice or 2 stocks of celery put thru a food processor and added to the food every day is highly recommended. It has antiseptic qualities which can help with pain relief, and it also helps to dispel the toxins that allow kidney stones to form. Celery also has diuretic properties that help to break down any existing stones.
Remedy # 7 Pomegranate
Pomegranate helps to dissolves the kidney stones. Try adding it to your pet's whole food recipe. It makes a tasty change for your pet.
Call Us For a Recommendation to Which Remedy is Best For Your Pet Companion
Now you know how to heal and prevent kidney stones & urinary crystals through a natural additive to a healthy whole food diet. In the rare occasions where these remedies do not counteract the symptoms, you should go and see your veterinarian and or fill out the request form below to schedule your FREE veterinary nutrition consultation. ( or call 570.690.0338) Follow the same to get FREE trial Organic Nutrition Express Club membership and see how a diet created and made for your pet's unique nutritional needs can vastly improve it's overall health and add years to their life.