Subscribe to VETERINARY PRACTICE NEWS   SUBSCRIBER SERVICES   
VPN Logo   
 Home   About Us   Contact Us
 

UTI Remedies for Pets Sparks NV

Herbal diuretics span a continuum in terms of strength.1 Weak diuretics include plants such as cleavers, horsetail and pipsissewa. Dandelion and stinging nettle fall in the moderate category, while parsley, celery, birch, lovage, and goldenrod rank as strong diuretics.

Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital
(775) 636-7855
700 Baring Blvd.
Sparks, NV
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Pyramid Veterinary Hospital
(775) 356-8323
2405 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV

Data Provided by:
Baker, Bob, Dvm - Baring Boulevard Vetry Hosp
(775) 358-6880
700 Baring Blvd
Sparks, NV

Data Provided by:
Klaich Animal Hospital
(775) 826-1212
1990 S Virginia St
Reno, NV

Data Provided by:
Connelly, Cathy, Dvm - Community Animal Hospital
(775) 746-0333
4871 Summit Ridge Dr
Reno, NV

Data Provided by:
Alexander Werner
(775) 827-3033
855 East Peckham Lane
Reno, NV
 
Kreature Komforts Animal Hospital
(775) 356-5524
2205 Glendale Ave Ste 117
Sparks, NV

Data Provided by:
Baring Boulevard vet Hospital
(888) 872-4959
700 Baring Blvd
Sparks, NV

Data Provided by:
Cocanour, Robert A, Dvm - Klaich Animal Hospital Ltd
(775) 826-1212
1990 S Virginia St
Reno, NV

Data Provided by:
Kings Row Pet Hospital
(775) 747-1211
3653 Kings Row
Reno, NV

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Some UTI Remedies Validated by Research

For those looking for non-pharmacologic alternatives to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections several options exist. Some are "old cures" now validated by rigorous research.

Various over-the-counter formulas await motivated consumers who have grown tired of treating their animals with antibiotics and are fearful that with each course, they are fostering more resistant strains of bacteria.

Typically, herbal mixtures may contain botanical diuretics, urinary antiseptics, anti-adhesion plants or anti-inflammatory agents. Fortunately, most of the products enticing consumers appear relatively innocuous, at least based on information gleaned from human trials.

Additional options, such as probiotics and acupuncture, may not typically be considered "first-line" alternatives for UTIs, but could be helpful integrative adjuncts, nonetheless.

Diuretic Herbs
Herbal diuretics span a continuum in terms of strength.1 Weak diuretics include plants such as cleavers, horsetail and pipsissewa. Dandelion and stinging nettle fall in the moderate category, while parsley, celery, birch, lovage, and goldenrod rank as strong diuretics.

Parsley's diuretic effect, recognized since ancient times, appears to be mediated through an inhibitory action on the sodium-potassium pump.2

Each of these plants also has a spectrum of other benefits. For example, parsley and its relative, celery, possess calcium channel-blocking activity in vitro, which helps explain their spasmolytic activit...

Copyright 2009 BowTie Inc.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Veterinary Practice News