Take your pet to the vet immediately if these symptoms present. Additionally, dogs with Cushing's diseaserepeatedly treated with steroids or catheterized dogs are at an increased risk for E. coli-related bacterial UTIs. A traditional veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics, urinary acidifiers, or increased water intake for UTIs. However, a veterinarian trained in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) may recommend the addition of a holistic supplement, such as PET | TAO's Soothe Bladder Supplement. What is in the Soothe Bladder Supplement? Cranberry Crabberries have a history of medicinal use dating back hundreds of years. In 1578, herbalist Henry Lyte documented using cranberries to treat a variety of diseases. Native Americans on the East coast of the U.S. used cranberries medicinally as well. In the 1840’s, German scientists discovered the benefits of cranberries on the urinary tract. By the 1930’s, scientists were studying cranberries in clinical trials. Cranberries contain a multitude of beneficial compounds and vitamins. For example, cranberries get their color from anthocyanins pigments, which have a stronger antioxidant power than vitamin E. Anthocyanins are anti-inflammatory and lessen allergies. Cranberries also contain proanthocyanidins, an antioxidant helping improve blood vessels and the delivery of oxygen to cell membranes. Astudyin 2007 revealed the “anti-adhesion” properties of proanthocyanidins. Additionally, cranberries contain:
In 1984, astudyof people and mice showed consuming cranberry juice prevented E. coli bacteria from colonizing on cell walls. Juniper Berry Junipers are coniferous plants ranging in size from tall trees to low-spreading shrubs. Thejuniper berryis actually the female seed cone, which looks similar to a blueberry but may be red or orange in color. Medical professionals administered juniper berries medicinally in Europe dating back 200 years ago. Juniper berries historically treat tapeworms, colic, urinary and gastrointestinal infections. Juniper berriesare excellent for treating UTIs. Theirantibacterial and antifungal properties fight the infection, while a volatile oil component of the berry called terpinen-4-ol helps filter the kidneys. In fact,studiesreveal juniper berry oil could fight bacteria and fungi resistant to antibiotics. The berries’ diuretic effect increases urine flow, helping to flush out infection by diluting the urine and cleansing the bacteria. Juniper berries are also anti-inflammatory, providing pain relief for bladder infections and UTIs. The berries’ antioxidant effect is proven inscientific studies. The oil can boost antioxidants in the body such assuperoxide dismutase(SOD), catalase and glutathione peroxidase. Glutathione peroxidaseis linked to prevention of diseases like cancer and heart disease. Additionally, juniper berries are high inflavonoid and polyphenols, with strong free radical fighting capabilities. Marshmallow Root The Greek name formarshmallow rootis Althea, which means “to heal.” Not to be confused with the marshmallows we see in the grocery store, which no longer contain the plant, Greek physician Hippocrates used marshmallow root to heal wounds. In the Middle Ages, physicians administered the sap of the plant in a tea to soothe colds and sore throats. Marshmallow root is also used to treat asthma and blood sugar management for diabetics. Marshmallow rootis an antimicrobial, demulcent, emollient, hypoglycemic and immunostimulant. Demulcents form a soothing film over a mucous membrane. According to onestudy, the demulcent property of marshmallow root soothes membranes. Mature marshmallow roots contain as much as 35% mucilage, a gelatinous solution from plant roots, making it useful for treating internal mucous membranes. The mucilage provides a protective barrier between membranes, such as the lining of the bladder, and irritants. Marshmallow rootalso acts as a diuretic, increasing the flow of urine. The plant helps minimize discomfort associated with kidney stones. Marshmallow root is beneficial when combined with other diuretic herbs for kidney treatments or urinary problems. Uva Ursi Uva ursi, also known as Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, is a plant with leaves used for medicine. “Uva ursi” means “bear’s grape” in Latin because bears enjoy eating the fruit of the plant. Uva ursiis known for its uses with urinary tract disorders such as kidney and bladder infections. Uva ursi contains a compound called arbutin. In a high-acid urinary tract, the natural chemical compound becomes hydroquinone, an antiseptic, and glucose. The high tannin content makes the plant a member of the Heath family and is helpful in urinary tract problems with minor bleeding in the urine. In vitro studies using extracts of uva ursi leaf demonstrate antimicrobial activity against UTI-causing organisms such as C. albicans, E. coli, S. aureus, and Proteus vulgaris, and others. Uva Ursiis antilithic. Antilithic plants help prevent the formation of stones in the urinary tract and remove those already formed. Researchers differ opinions on whether antilithic herbs dissolve stones or aid the body in passing them by promoting urine flow to flush kidneys. Herbalists recommend using antilithics in conjunction with demulcent and anti-microbial herbs such as marshmallow root, which is inPET | TAO’s Soothe Bladder Supplement. In onestudy, prophylactic use of uva ursi extract over a period of a year proved effective in preventing recurrent cystitis. Does the Soothe Bladder Supplement Have Side Effects? Contact your veterinarian before giving your pet any supplement. Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. Use with caution in animals on steroids, with cardiac issues, or with kidney issues. If the animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. Due to the tasty nature of our products, please do not leave products unattended around pets. PET | TAO’s Soothe Bladder Supplementshould not negatively impact your pet. If you notice any harmful side effects, please consult your veterinarian immediately. Formulated with an optimal blend of natural botanicals and mushrooms to support overall urinary tract health and to help maintain normal urine pH.
Ingredients Active Ingredients per 1.7 g tablet:
Uva ursi – 210 mg
Cranberry Juice Extract – 105 mg
Juniper Berry – 105 mg
Marshmallow Root Powder – 105 mg
Kochia – 79 mg
Poria – 79 mg
Polyporus Extract – 53 mg
Inactive Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate, Distilled Monoglycerides, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Natural Flavoring, Silicon Dioxide, Soluble Starch. Dosage For use in dogs over the age of 12 weeks. Cautions: Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. If lameness worsens, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian. Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately. Use only as directed by your veterinarian. Responses to supplements may vary by animal.
Up to 25 lbs. – 1 Tablet Twice Daily$0.79/day 26 to 50 lbs. – 2 Tablets Twice Daily$1.58/day Over 50 lbs. – 3 Tablets Twice Daily$2.37/day Pets should be eating moist food and drinking plenty of liquids. Use only as directed by your veterinarian. Responses to supplements may vary by animal.
Warnings: Not for human consumption. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately. Due to the tasty nature of our products, do not leave package unattended around pets. Available from your veterinarian.
I have a 16 year old cat that has mild renal insufficiency normal for her age and otherwise very healthy and active. She has had occasional UTI's most of her life. Over that past 2 years I have had her treated for UTI symptoms such as urinating outside the litter box, lethargy, and howling during urination about every 3 to 4 months. Sometimes there is bacteria in her urine and other times blood and sometimes there is little evidence but she is treated with an antibiotic prophylactically. Would the Sooth bladder be safe for a cat her age with mild slightly elevated BUN and srcr and what would be the recommended dose?
Thank you for your question! Dr. Smith and Dr. Damron have experienced success with Soothe Bladder in their patients with similar cases as yours. The herbs in Soothe Bladder can help support your cat by making the bladder's environment less hospitable to bacteria. We recommend following the dosing on the package. If your cat is less than 5 pounds, we recommend splitting the dose in half. Thank you for supporting Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine!
How long can Sooth Bladder be given to a dog? I thought UVA Ursi should only be used short term not long term? Thank you
Thank you for your question! Soothe Bladder can be given long-term for prevention and maintenance of bladder issues. Uva Ursi is a powerful astringent, but since it's combined with antilithic herbs with demulcent and anti-microbial herbs such as marshmallow root in Soothe Bladder, the formula makes it safe to administer long term.
Hi, Is this product available to purchase anywhere is Australia? This product, along with the other herbal formulas for dog urinary/bladder issues, is what I'm after but cannot find anywhere else.
Hi there, thank you for your question! We are currently working on expanding PET | TAO shipping internationally from the US. It's not located at any vet clinics or stores in Australia yet. If you're interested in PET | TAO food, treats or supplements, please fill out our contact form and provide your address and we'll get you a shipping estimate and see what ingredients are allowed to be imported. It may take us a few days to look into these regulations. If you already know what you're allowed to import, please let us know as this will speed up the process. If you're interested in Jing Tang herbals, these may already be available in Australia. We recommend contacting the Chi Institute in Australia at this link to see if there are any vets in Australia who carry the herbs: http://www.tcvm.com.au/
Could this be given to a cat, perhaps at a smaller dose?
Hi there! This product should be available in about a week. Thank you for your patience.
I’m wondering if my 14 year old diabetic dog (controlled for 3 years) would be able to take this blend prophylactically? She has been free from bladder infections, but recently has had two within a month of each other. She is a spayed Aussie/Border/Kepie mix
Thanks for your question! Dogs often take PET | TAO Soothe Bladder as a preventative measure in addition to taking it during episodes of infection.