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Canine Urinary Problems
Diagnoses And Treatment
Neutered male dogs can have problems passing urine requiring repeated trips to the veterinarian, antibiotic treatments, and even surgery.
November 4, 2019 | TheDogPress.com
Nel Liquorman, Investigative Reporter
A continuing problem in a male cat may cause the veterinarian to offer only this option: surgery to open the male cat so he can urinate like a female. A friend of mine allowed a veterinarian to surgically alter his cat (along with putting the cat on a food sold by veterinarians).
The cat later died from renal failure, but only after many additional costly trips to the vet. That outcome does not convince me that either of those remedies will cure commonly diagnosed urinary problems.
After a couple of costly trips to the veterinarian, who treated my own neutered male cat with antibiotics for the not uncommon urinary problem, I was told that if he continued to have problems urinating, the only other thing that he could do was that same surgery. I found the solution appalling, so I started researching.
I even corresponded with a veterinarian who specialized in cats. And, I located many cat owners who found better solutions for that diagnosis.
There are many natural supplements that will treat urinary problems in cats, dogs, and people.
They are effective, do not cause side effects, and they are affordable and I have no doubt they will work in dogs.
It appears that just the addition of cranberries to some pet food formulas has relieved urinary problems despite the fact that the food is not being sold as a special formula and the pet food does not claim to cure anything.
Veterinarians are bound by veterinarian protocol. Here is how I came to realize this: About 20 years ago, a veterinarian diagnosed my young male cat as being feline leukemia-positive, and told me that he might live for 6 months.
A few years and visits later, the veterinarian asked me what I had done to get my cat so healthy. So, I told him. He responded: “While I can’t tell you to do that, I'm not going to tell you to stop because you have a healthy cat.”
So, I believe that we can assume that urinary problem protocol does not allow veterinarians to recommend anything outside of surgery and most will not risk their licenses by saying that we could try something natural. And, let’s face the fact that such advice would not be profitable for their industry.
If your dog or cat is having a problem urinating, a friend of mine recommends apple cider vinegar in the water to clear a bladder infection. Also, the cranberry acidifies the bladder. If neither cranberry nor apple cider vinegar work after a few days, then for sure work with your vet on medical or surgical intervention.
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