Cranberry and Your Pet's Urinary Health

Cranberry and Your Pet's Urinary Health

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As pet products continue to evolve to give us a helping hand in taking good care of our fur-babies, you will be very likely to see products containing cranberries in the ingredients.

Cranberry-containing products are often marketed for your pet's urinary health. But why?

How Cranberry Works

Urinary Tract Infections are the most common urinary concerns we're faced with.

It can be extremely painful for our dogs and extremely stressful for us as a UTI can prohibit us to continue our day-to-day activities. But cranberry helps flush out the bacteria causing the UTI so much faster, relieving your dog from pain.

How it works?

"Cranberry actually loosens up the bacteria from sticking to your fur-baby's bladder wall, making it easier to be flushed out by the system the next time your dog urinates"

Cranberry is believed to acidify the urine but that is false.

Cranberry actually loosens up the bacteria from sticking to your fur-baby's bladder wall, making it easier to be flushed out by the system the next time your dog urinates, flushing out the infection faster.

Many studies from research labs have found out that cranberry extract is probably a great natural urinary tract infection treatment for dogs.

It is also a means to support a dog's urinary health and helps strengthen the bladder to alleviate the symptoms of urinary incontinence as it encourages healthy urine flow.

Benefits of Cranberries

The following are just some of the many benefits cranberry can offer to your dog:

  • It has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties brought about by phenolic antioxidants that help ward off bacteria and infections
  • Prevents the growth of pathogens in the Gastrointestinal as the phenolic derivatives of cranberry causes inhibition of urease activity (urease is the enzyme held accountable for the production of ammonia in the body which prevents the stomach from creating a neutral pH) that eventually leads to stomach ulcers and gastritis
  • Prevents the growth of pathogens in the Urinary Tract and can only prevent infections from occurring by flushing out bacteria.
    Note: Cranberry should not be used as a treatment for Urinary Tract infections as it does not have any effect on the bacteria after adhesion.
  • Helps maintain your fur-baby's teeth and will help ward it off from oral bacteria as it inhibits acid tolerance in the oral area. It does not destroy oral bacteria but helps prevent it from adhering to the tooth structure

Cranberries are great for dogs but giving too much can cause bladder stones since it has high level of oxalates and you would not want that. REMEMBER! Everything is good but in moderation.

Cranberry in Bladder Supplements

Bladder supplements containing cranberries are powerful supplements that help and support your fur-baby's bladder and urinary health. These supplements help minimize the occurrence of urinary infections, help keep pH levels normal and help provide your fur-baby optimal urinary health.

Moreover, supplements are necessary to take a proactive approach and add help to your fur-baby to fight off certain illnesses that can be prevented and help maintain and/or improve overall health.

Cranberry, indeed, plays a great role in keeping your fur-baby's urinary health on top and help provide bladder & dog kidney support to your fur-baby, promoting happy & healthy slobbery kisses.

"Bladder supplements containing cranberries are powerful supplements that help and support your fur-baby's bladder and urinary health."

The Author:

Micka V.

Micka Virtudazo is a full-time content creator at Pet Parents who lives with thirteen adorable American Bullies and a Shih Tzu-Maltese mix named Gretel. She especially enjoys writing how-to articles as she feels through this she can connect to other pet parents on a more personal level.

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