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15 Home Remedies for Bladder Infection in Dogs

Is your dog urinating frequently, having accidents, or leaking urine? These symptoms can all be signs of bladder infections in dogs. Home remedies for bladder infection in dogs let you take a natural, affordable approach to addressing symptoms of infection.

This guide reviews 15 of the best home remedies for bladder infection in dogs with step-by-step instructions and detailed materials lists to guide you.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar 

Apple cider vinegar is a catchall for a lot of things with humans, and the same can be said with dogs. It is a natural antiseptic and an antibacterial which can help stop the infection at the source. It creates an acidic environment that attacks and kills any bacteria. It also promotes an environment where infection and bacteria cannot live. 

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Directions

  • Put a small amount, around one or two teaspoons, of apple cider vinegar into the water bowl your dog uses.
  • Put more in the more the dog drinks.
  • Add in the right amount when you refill the bowl.
  • Do this for anywhere between seven to 10 days depending on how severe their urinary tract infection is.

2. Bathing 

Another way to help your dog get through their urinary tract infection is to give your dog a nice bath. This can help them experience relief from the pain. It can also help any bacteria that has built up near or on the urethra opening to be washed off. Frequent bathing times will help the UTI stop recurring.

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Directions

  • Draw a nice warm both for the dog. Be sure that the water level is not too deep.
  • Let your dog soak in the bath for around 10 minutes to give their muscles relief.
  • Gently wash your dog. Pay special attention to the groin area as this is where the infection will lie.
  • Do not leave soap around their genitals for too long.
  • Repeat this process every few days until the UTI has cleared up.

3. Vitamin C

Give your dog plenty of vitamin C. This is important for benefiting their immune system and giving it a boost to help fight off the infection. Vitamin C can help the urine become acidic which can help heal and flush the bacteria out of the dog’s body.

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Directions

  • Put a small amount, such as one tablet, of vitamin C into the water bowl your dog uses.
  • As the dog drinks, add in more. When you refill their water, keep adding the right amount to ensure that they are getting every drop.
  • Do this for anywhere between seven to 10 days depending on how severe their urinary tract infection is.

4. Citrus Juice

You also want to give them citrus juice for the same reason. Just like with humans, this juice can help flush out their urinary tract by causing frequent urination which is good. You can give them:

  • Cranberry juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Orange juice

5. Cantharis

Give your dog cantharis. It is a common home remedy for a UTI. You can find it in natural food shops. It is strong and it can get rid of a UTI in a dog in no time at all. It does not cost that much either.

Necessary Items

  • Mortar and pestle
  • Sealable container
  • 3 tablets or pellets of Cantharis
  • half a cup of Warm Water
  • Syringe

Directions

  • Crush up cantharis tablets with the mortar and pestle.
  • Place the crushed tablets into the sealable container you have.
  • Fill it with warm water.
  • Stir up the container until everything is fully dissolved.
  • Draw up around one cc with your syringe.
  • Give your dog the syringe full of Cantharis.

6. Mercurius 

Give your dog Mercurius. It is another homeopathic remedy. It can cure the dog’s UTI and does not contain mercury even thought the name might make it sound as if it does. You can find it at most health food stores. It is similar to Cantharsis but it is more potent and effective; therefore, it may cost a little more.

Necessary Items

  • 3 tablets or pellets of Mercurius
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Sealable container
  • 1/2 cup of Warm Water
  • Syringe

Directions

  • Grind up Mercurius tablets with the mortar and pestle.
  • Drop in the crushed tablets to the sealable container you have.
  • Add warm water to crushed tablets; mix well until dissolved
  • Draw up around one cc with your syringe.
  • Give your dog the syringe full of Mercurius.

7. Cranberries

Your dog will love cranberries for their urinary tract infection as much as you do. They provide the same level of relief that cranberries can give humans with urinary tract infections as well. The cranberries help to balance out the pH in your dog’s bladder to help stop the bacteria from attaching to the urethra or the bladder. They will serve as a diuretic to help them urinate. It will also help the functionality of your dog’s GI tract.

cranberries in a bowl
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Necessary Items

  • Fresh cranberries

Directions

  • Cut up the cranberries into small pieces.
  • Add around two teaspoons of the fruit to your dog’s food bowl.
  • Mix it in well to ensure they eat them.
  • Repeat twice a day for anywhere between seven and ten days.

8. Blueberries

Full of antioxidants, blueberries are very good for a dog to eat when they are ill such as with a urinary tract infection. The blueberries help to level out the pH in the dog’s bladder to help stop the bacteria from attaching to the urethra or the bladder and making things worse. They will also work as a diuretic to help them urinate more often. Finally, it can help your dog’s GI tract become healthier.

Necessary Items

  • Fresh blueberries

Directions

  • Chop up the blueberries into small pieces.
  • Mix in around two teaspoons of the fruit to your dog’s food bowl.
  • Blend it in well so that they do not try to eat around them.
  • Repeat twice a day for anywhere between seven and ten days

9. Neem

Neem is a great antibacterial agent that can help stop the bacteria responsible for the urinary tract infection. It is also an anti-inflammatory that can soothe your dog’s pain.

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Directions

  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Put the neem leaves into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in.
  • Ensure that it is thoroughly blended in.
  • Pour the water over neem leaves.
  • Let it stand it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Put the whole cup in their water once it is cooled down. Do this up to twice daily.

10. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is a soothing tea that can calm their systems while they fight off the urinary tract infection. It is also an anti-inflammatory that will allow them to feel less pain.

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Directions

  • Boil water.
  • Insert the Chamomile leaves into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in.
  • Make sure that it is thoroughly blended in.
  • Douse the Chamomile leaves with water.
  • Let it steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Put the the whole cup in their water once it cools. Do this up to twice daily.

11. Echinacea Tablets

Echinacea, like it does for humans, can help with the inflammation and soothe the symptoms of their urinary tract infection. It is not as potent as other home remedies for dog bladder infections, but it can be used in harmony with the others on this list for best effects.

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Directions

  • Crush up echinacea tablets with the mortar and pestle.
  • Put in the crushed tablets to the sealable container you have.
  • Fill it with warm water
  • Stir the contents in the container until everything is fully dissolved.
  • Draw up around one cc with your syringe.
  • Administer to your dog the syringe full of echinacea.

12. Uva Ursi

Uva Ursi is an ultra potent antiseptic that can be used for bladder, kidney and urinary tract infections alike. It is easy enough on your dog and will not upset their stomachs. In fact, it will rid the urinary tract of the harmful bacteria. All it takes is putting some into their food bowls. 

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Directions

  • Grind up Uva Ursi tablets with the mortar and pestle.
  • Put in the crushed tablets to the sealable container you have.
  • Fill it with warm water.
  • Blend up the container until everything is fully dissolved.
  • Pull up around one cc with your syringe.
  • Give your dog the syringe full of Uva Ursi.

13. Berberis Vulgaris

Berberis Vulgaris is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. It is also a natural pain reliever and analgesic. Berberis Vulgaris can help clean out bacteria from the urethra and soothe your dog’s pain at one time. It can even help to strengthen the bladder of your pooch so that they will have a lessened chance of contracting another urinary tract infection.

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Directions

  • Grind up Berberis Vulgaris tablets with the mortar and pestle.
  • Insert the crushed tablets in the sealable container.
  • Fill the container with warm water.
  • Stir the contents until everything is fully dissolved.
  • Pull up around one cc with your syringe.
  • Give your dog the syringe full of Berberis Vulgaris.

14. Water

Water is important if you want your dog to be able to flush out the bacteria in their bladders and urinary tracts. Just like with humans, it is important that fluids are constantly moving to keep the bacteria moving out. You can make them some soup, so to speak, with your dogs food and water or offer them baby food without onion or garlic in it. This can help give them the fluids they need.

Be sure to keep a supply of fresh water out for your dog. You can also give them ice cubes as treats.

15. Nettles

Nettles are great for the urinary tract. You can make a tea with them and pour it into your dog’s water.

green nettles
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Necessary Items

  • Nettles
  • Water

Directions

  • Boil some water.
  • Place the nettles in the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in.
  • Cover the nettles with hot water.
  • Let it sit it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Let the liquid cool off.
  • Add the nettles tea to your dog’s water.

Conclusion

Typically, you should begin to see improvements in your dog within 10 to 14 days of using any of these home remedies for bladder infection in dogs. If symptoms persist for longer than 2 weeks or your dog stops eating or drinking, consult a veterinarian for assistance.

Please consider sharing your experiences using home remedies for bladder infection in dogs in the Comments section below. You can share remedies that we didn’t cover or let us know what happened when you tried one of the above home remedies for bladder infection in dogs.

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