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NaturVet Cranberry Relief 56 56
cranberry relief! This product is wonderful and works within 12hrs of initial dose. I put the powder in a slice of cheese and my dog eats it right up. I do have cats but, haven't tried it out on them yet. I'm positive the result would be the same! 03/30/2011
Doctor Recommended My doctor recommended this for me because I had crystals in my urine and it was causing me to have accidents and problems with my bladder. Within about 2 weeks, I was back on track. I love it sprinkled over my food. Hasn't deterred my taste buds at all. My mom and dad also have well water, and that could be the cause of the crystals, but since I've been on this stuff, I'm good! 03/02/2011
CRANBERRY RELIEF product review: One of the most natural and effective anti bacterial and anti inflammatory substances for use in bladder inflammations/infections has been the use of cranberry tablets or extracts. Laboratory studies have shown cranberry's ability to reduce adherance of E Coli(a common cause of urinary infections) to the bladder lining of people. In simple urinary tract infections/inflammations, I will often reach for a product like this first,(especially in cats with acute urinary tract inflammation) along with having clients give extra amounts of vitamin C in the form of Ester C dosed from 250 mg twice daily(in cats) up to 1 or 2 grams daily in dogs for an acute flareup of a urinary tract problem. This product does not have enough vitamin C in it by itself to be effective, so I will often use both cranberry relief product and vitamin C together in my patients with signs of acute urinary tract inflammation/infection. The addition of the immune stimulant echinacea makes this product even more attractive. The only concerns I would have for clients using cranberry relief tablets and/or vitamin C would be if their pet has a history of chronic urinary tract problems, or prior problems with crystals called calcium oxylates or urate stones. In those cases I would not want to use products like cranberry or vitamin C, as the acidification of the urine can possibly increase the risk of developing these other type of crystals. However in the short term and in most patients, using cranberry and vitamin C short term can often offer dramatic relief to urinary symptoms. With male cats, and even male dogs, guardians must always be certain that some urine is coming out during times of acute urinary flareups, as in these cases, sometimes male pets can have crystal and mucous buildup in the urethra or bladder that can lead to blockages, which can be medical emergencies. If in doubt about it, a veterinary exam would always be recommended. My overall rating of this product however is a 4. Its efficacy a 4 and its ease of use/taste a 4 as well. 12/29/2008
Great product I had a bladder infection and my owners were concerned so they decide to try this product. They gave me two doses each day for three weeks and it worked. My urine is now clear and I feel great. They plan on giving me two doses a week as a preventive measure. They are happy and so am I...woof-woof!! 05/22/2013
Really works! My maltese/terrier mix had chronic urinary tract infections until I started using this product. Told my vet about using it and she agreed that it was certainly effective in Abbey's case. She is now on maintenance every other day, and we haven't had any problems in months. 02/16/2013
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Answer:¬†The scoop is very small. We gave our dog two doses a day for three weeks and we used a little over half of the container. We bought two containers because we plan to continue giving our dog two doses a week as a preventive measure.
After extensive online research I am now more confused then ever!
If CR lowers the pH so the urine is more acidic then how does this product NOT become a cause for the formation of stones?? The CR contains Calcium in the form of Calcium ascorbate and the cranberry extract has high levels of Oxalate. What am I missing here? Don't all three things need to be present in order for stones to form? Was the oxalate removed from the extract? Is it that the levels in the dosage are too low to allow it? Or is it that the CR is helping to get the pH closer to neutral?
It has also been suggested that Vitamin C (Calcium ascorbate/Ester-C in this case) also may contribute to stones because ascorbate metabolizes into oxalate. The calcium is used to buffer the acidity of the vit. C. Feels like it's treating one area to cause issues in another! Please help me understand before my order arrives!!
Answer:¬†Please consult with your veterinarian to determine the type of bladder stone that needs to be avoided prior to using this product. Cranberry relief will lower the pH of the urine to help deter the development of Struvite crystals. The lower the pH (or more acidic) the urine will increase the likelihood that calcium oxalate stones will develop. With an acid urine pH there will be more calcium loss into the urine that could cause the calcium oxalate stones. If your cat has calcium oxalate stones, do not use this product.
My Cane Corso has had a UTI twice in the last 2 months. She was given cephalexin, did not work and now on Amoxicillin. Still not working. Lab tests were run and she is showing a UTI again. Waiting for the results of the cultures, but, she will start Clamavox. Can Cranberry Relief and Clamavox be used at the same time?
Answer:¬†You should check with your veterinarian before using the two products together. The clavamox is
a stronger antibiotic than the cephalexin and amoxicillin. Clavamox is actually a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, which allows it to cover more severe infections. Thanks for your question.
I have a 90 lb. Lab who has had 2 serious ITU's in the past 2 years. He had to be catherized several times to relieve his bladder since he couldn't pass much urine.
Answer:¬†Yes, you can and it will help to maintain a healthy urinary tract. We use it at least once a week for maintenance.
Answer:¬†Absolutely, it is for dogs and cats. Just follow the dosing instructions.
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