Uva ursi for cats is an antiseptic natural remedy that acts as an antibacterial to fight infections. It has been shown to decrease inflammation in the urinary tract and fight bacteria. Because it is a diuretic, it flushes out germs more rapidly so they will not have a chance to grow and flourish requiring the use of antibiotics or other harsh measures.
Uva Ursi products are made from the evergreen bush known as bearberry; because it is a favorite of bears. And, this plant has been used by humans for many types of urinary problems for hundreds of years, including infections and kidney stones. Uva Ursi for cats can be especially useful if specifically compounded together with other herbs and vitamins in special formulas and used along with a healthy diet to prevent further problems of the urinary tract.
Also, something as simple as keeping the litter box clean for your cat can be a very effective way to prevent urinary infections; since bacteria from the litter box, especially e coli, can invade the urethra while the cat is using the litter box! And, if your cat drinks enough water and gets as many fluids from the diet as possible, even in canned food, and uses uva ursi she’ll be able to flush her system more proficiently.
As an added preventative, consider an immune booster type supplement to help fight off any future infections. Used in conjunction with all forms of therapy recommended, your cat will be able to fight off many types of illness, not just for the bladder. Your holistic vet can streamline appropriate health plans individualized for your cat.
Interactions with uva ursi can occur with certain anti-inflammatory medications, so make sure your vet knows what exactly your cat is taking. Uva ursi for cats is a tried and true homeopathic remedy that is safe when used as directed.
Rebecca Shelly is a health practitioner researching natural remedies to achieve wellness and a regular contributor to Pet Natural Cures, and Alternative Pet Health.