UTI Relief for dogs and cats is an effective herbal blend that helps to promote the health of your animal's urinary tract. This formula was developed by a certified Master Herbalist to boost the immune system and provide organic herbs that provide antimicrobial, astringent and soothing benefits for dogs and cats suffering with urinary tract infections.
You can use UTI Relief to help support the body's efforts to relieve current urinary tract infections or for 5 - 7 days or so per month to prevent recurring infections before they start. It is important to recognize the symptoms of a urinary tract infection before it gets to the more serious stage, which is very often indicated by blood in the urine (you can also use pH test strips because a more alkaline pH than normal can indicate an infection is present). This is because an infection at this later stage will most likely require the use of antibiotics. So, catching the infection early or using as a preventative are your best options.
You should make sure that you have a bottle of UTI Relief on hand so you can start this herbal remedy right away at the first sign of infection or, as I mentioned, to use monthly as a way to keep the uriary tract free of infection. This is very important because chronic infections and continual use of antibiotics will allow damage to be done to the lining of the urinary tract and bladder and possibly even the kidneys. This occurs because after repeated infections the tissue will become spongy, for lack of a better term, and be more vulnerable to future infections.
✓ Organic Herbs
Our formula contains certified USDA organic herbs. Research shows organic herbs have higher amounts of important nutrients as opposed to conventionally raised plants. Organic farming methods are also better for the environment and of course do not have the levels of residual pesticides that conventionally grown herbs can have. We also do not use wild crafted herbs in our formulas as this practice can damage wild populations of herbs and you do not necessarily know where the herbs are coming from or how they've been grown. Instead, we prefer to be on the safe side and only obtain herbs from USDA certified organic farms.
✓ Natural Ingredients
Natural ingredients are going to be gentler on your animal's body when compared to synthetic chemical ingredients or medications. The proper natural constituents are able to provide the body with what it needs to heal and get better. This is in direct contrast to synthetic ingredients or medications that can be especially hard on the liver and kidneys. Medications are also designed to have a symptom suppressing action in line with the principles of allopathic medicine which is to create a diagnoses and then use drugs to suppress symptoms. Using this course of action can never result in true healing and is not really meant to.
✓ Alcohol-Free Tincture with ORGANIC Vegetable Glycerin for Animals
Our blend is formulated by a special process using low heat and organic vegetable glycerin. Tinctures are concentrated forms of a plant's constituents that are readily absorbed and utilized by your pet's body. Because your pet may not like the taste of alcohol, we use vegetable glycerin which gives our tinctures a sweet taste your animals will like. Vegetable glycerin is a carbohydrate but is metabolized differently than sugar and does not raise blood sugar levels. It is also an efficient menstruum which extracts valuable constituents from plants and makes them readily available to the body. In addition, we take the extra time and effort to use a low heat process that extracts many more constituents than just soaking in glycerin alone as is done by most other herbal companies. And, of course, the use of organic vegetable glycerin ensures your pet avoids genetically modified ingredients and herbicides in their natural medicine.
✓ Uses only Human Grade Ingredients
Our products are manufactured using human grade ingredients. In the pet industry this is far from the rule as many companies use pet quality ingredients, those considered "not fit for human consumption".
✓ Uses Fresh, High Quality Ingredients
We purchase our ingredients from some of the most highly regarded companies in their respective fields so you and your animals are ensured the finest quality supplements. In addition, we purchase in small quantities to make sure the products we provide to you are fresh and bursting with important nutrients. This is in direct contrast to many other products on the market that can spend a year or longer sitting in non-climate controlled warehouses before they even get to you.
A proprietary blend of USDA Organic herbs in a 1:5 ratio of herb to menstruum:
Echinacea Root (Echinacea angustifolia), Cat's Claw Bark (Uncaria tomentosa), Uva Ursi Leaf (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), Couch Grass Rhizome (Elymus repens), Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis), Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) and Goldenseal Root (Hydrastis canadensis)
Other Ingredients: Organic vegetable glycerin, distilled water, Willard Water (catalyst altered water - added because antimicrobial herbs like uva ursi are more effective in an alkaline environment). Alcohol Free!
About the Organic Herbs in this Formula
Echinacea Root - An immune system booster that increases macrophage T-cell activity that devours invaders and acts as the body's first line of defense. We use Echinacea angustifolia in our formulas as this species is believed to be the most effective in supporting the immune system out of the three species of echinacea used in herbal medicine.
Cat's Claw Bark - Contains powerful alkaloids that stimulate the immune response and act as antioxidants to rid the body of free radicals. Compounds found in Cat's Claw may also work to kill viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms that cause disease and may work to inhibit healthy cells from becoming cancerous.
Uva Ursi - Provides a specific antiseptic and astringent effect on the membranes that line the urinary tract. This herb also helps to tone and strengthen these tissues.
Couch Grass Rhizome - An herb with demulcent qualities that helps to soothe irritation in the urinary tract while providing a gentle cleansing action.
Marshmallow Root - A mucilaginous herb that provides a lubricating, protective barrier for mucous membranes that line the urinary tract.
Cranberry - Contains antioxidants and phytonutrients like oligomeric proanthocyanidins and anthocyanidin flavonoids that help prevent bacteria from adhering to the lining of the urinary tract.
Goldenseal Root - Contains antimicrobial alkaloids that help inhibit bacteria, fungi, parasites and protozoa. Works well with echinacea to fight infections and ward off illness.
Provide 1 ml per 25 lbs 2 - 3 times per day. May be squirted directly in the mouth, placed in a small amount of favorite food or added to meals. It is desirable to provide herbal remedies such as this away from meals for better absorption when possible. This formula should be used for generally no more than 10-14 days at a time because it could become irritating to the lining of the urinary tract.
Since this formula contains stronger astringents, like Uva ursi, to help eliminate infection, for long term use you should use our Kidney Tonic on a daily basis because it is gentle enough to use for the life of your animal to help maintain the health of the kidneys and urinary tract.
You may safely use up to 4 mls per 25 lbs 2 - 3 times daily for a short period of time depending on the severity of your animal's condition. As your animal's condition improves slowly decrease dosage to minimum effective dosage. Contact us if you have any questions.
To apply directly in mouth just pull out lower lip at back of mouth and squirt in desired amount. Don't tilt head back and squirt down throat or your pet may breath some in. Wipe off dropper before placing back in container.
Long Term Use: Use monthly for 5 - 7 days to help prevent future urinary tract infections
Storage: For longer term storage keep in refrigerator. If this herbal remedy will be used over a few weeks refrigeration is not necessary.
Discontinue use if any unusual symptoms occur. If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.