Species affected: Cats, Dogs
Background: Certain breed types, families and individuals are prone to a greater incidence of infection.
Symptoms: Usually involve frequency of urination, household soiling, urinating just outside of a litter box, hematuria, straining, and painful urination.
Diagnostics: Normally urine is bacteriostatic but when the pH, nutrient level and concentration of the urine becomes conducive to support greater levels of bacterial life, a bacterial infection can ascend from the urethra.
Special Notes: Any factor that contributes to stress, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, urinary stasis, or immune weakness can lead to cystitis.
Principles for Supplementation: Antibacterial action of herbs, nutrients, support healing of bladder wall and urethra.