Posted by Yorkshire Pudding (Helena, Montana) on 09/29/2015
I literally joined EarthClinic tonight just to post for the cat-lovers out there who are watching their sweet kitties suffer with these urinary crystals. My dear boy-cat, Jickitty, had the same problem, and while he initially responded to the ACV and turmeric treatment, it ended up not being effective anymore, and we ended up struggling with the problem again and again until finally there came the dreaded traumatic and expensive "unplugging" at the vet clinic...anyway with the help of my dear friend, who is very medically literate, we found that the very best treatment for my kitty was to go lots higher on the protein content and add extra purified water. I was a bit scared leaving out the vinegar, but we left out the ACV, and just opened a delicious can of chicken (don't drain/more fluids) and add extra water too! I added turmeric to address the inflammation.
The thought we adopted was realizing the paradoxical effect of vinegar, being acid in PH but having an alkalinizing effect on the body (and assuming cats are similar) we knew that the cat needed to be more acidic, and that the high protein in the chicken or tuna would do just that...Voila'! Jickitty hasn't had a problem since! Do this for every meal for about a week, and then you can pull back and give it once a day, and then less... We did pull dry food for the most part, but give him wet food with good salmon oil, turmeric, and occasionally krill oil, but we backed away from the ACV, which I know is a miraculous healer for so many ailments for people and pets in most cases, but when I deal with these nasty crystals in the urethra...well I go high protein and lots more fluids...
By the way, the cat loves the "juice" in canned chicken and canned tuna (Yep, meant for people) and he has never had a problem again...which has been about one year! Its a lot less expensive then the veterinary bill, and my cat is very comfortable and happy! Yay!
Best Wishes! -Yorkshire pudding