That's nice to know that it's not uncommon. We were a bit frazzled! Also good to hear from several of you about leaving the desexing until after her first heat.
The Natural Remedies looked interesting: How would you give it to her? Would you give her the actual parsley leaves and the berries; she's chewing her antibiotics up straight and she devours grass so she'd probably eat them...
I was using Bach Rescue Remedy drops in her water when she first arrived, but haven't for a week or so, perhaps I should add those back in for now.
Meantime, she is still her gorgeous self, running around and playing; just with no bladder control. Toilet training will have to begin again after this I fear. Thanks for the advice!
"Natural Remedies that Work
Rather than attacking the problem with antibiotics, which can lead to undesirable side effects, there are several herbal remedies that are effective at treating urinary tract infections in pets.
Juniper berry works very well when it comes to severe urinary tract infections. It's a herb known for increasing the rate at which the kidneys filter out impurities, and therefore, increase urine production.
Parsley leaf is an effective diuretic that can aid in the elimination of waste. And, in addition to being highly nutritious, parley leaves have antiseptic qualities that are great for treating urinary tract infections.
Uva Ursi leaf is one of the most powerful natural astringents available. Holistic veterinarians use it to attack a variety of pathogens that are often the cause of UTIs. It can stop bleeding and reduce the inflammation associated with these infections.
Marshallow root works wonderfully when there's inflammation in the urinary tract. It stimulates the immune system and attacks bacteria that cause these infections, while also soothing the body and reducing irritation.
Cranberry or Blueberry will prevent the bacteria from attaching to the lining of the urinary tract and is great for the prevention of recurrent infections.
Supplementation with B vitamins and antioxidants in times of stress, as well as offering cooling foods such as raw fruits, vegetables, and yogurt will reduce the symptoms of urinary tract infection.
- See more at: Natural Relief for Your Dog's Urinary Tract Infections | Modern Dog magazine