Dr Mercola Healthy Pets have formulated a superior blend for bladder and urinary tract support for both cats and dogs which contains organic cranberry extract and d-mannose, along with 7 other herbs and nutrients. The other active ingredients which are part of the pet-friendly, natural liver-flavored Bladder Support include:
- Glucosamine Sulfate and N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine - Glucosamine occurs naturally in your pet's body and is found in connective tissue. It's one of the building blocks of the protective lining of the bladder
- MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) - MSM is an important source of bio-available sulfur, a natural antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables. Sulfur is stored in nearly every cell in your pet's body.
- Organic Marshmallow Root - Marshmallow root, a herb, is rich in mucilage
- Organic Cornsilk - The silky strands that line an ear of corn, cornsilk contains soothing polysaccharides.
- Organic Uva Ursa Leaf is recommended for bladder and kidney infections as it is believed to have an antiseptic action which cleanses the urinary tract.
- Organic Nettles Leaf - The leaves are rich in calcium, chlorophyll, iron, zinc, chromium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, D, and K. Now it's easier than ever to help optimally support your pet's bladder health.
Instructions For Use: For best results, mix recommended dose with food once daily. Simply add the liver-flavored powder to your pet's food or to a treat, or you can mix it with broth to feed as a liquid. If you give it to your pet with broth, please ensure all of it has been consumed.
Could your Pet Use Some Extra Support for his/her Bladder or Urinary Tract Health?
Any cat or dog can benefit from extra urinary tract support, but certain pets may benefit more than others. Assuming none of the below signals apply to your cat or dog, your pet can benefit from extra urinary tract health support. This is especially true for:
- Certain cat breeds, including Persians, Himalayans, Russian Blue Siamese, Birman, and the Egyptian Mau
- Cats living indoors (although it is not suggested that you convert your kitty to an outdoor lifestyle)
- Pets in stressful living conditions
- Overweight pets
- Male cats
- Pets living a sedentary lifestyle
- Spayed or neutered pets
- Older female dogs
What are some of the signals that warrant a visit, or at least a call to your vet ? Please don't ignore these signs and see your vet now
- Your cat is urinating in places other than her litter box
- Your dog is suddenly urinating around the house
- Your cat is making more frequent trips to the litter box
- There's visible blood in your pet's urine or litter box, or urine is dark or cloudy
- Your pet is unable to pass urine, or passes very little
- Your pet is straining to urinate or crying out in pain
- Your pet is constantly licking his urinary openings
- Your pet has suddenly lost bladder control and is dribbling urine
- Your pet is vomiting, appears lethargic, and doesn't want to eat
- Your pet is drinking more water than usual
These are all signs that may indicate a potentially serious issue with your pet's urinary tract or bladder. It's important to get your pet, along with a urine sample, to your vet as soon as possible.