Cystitis/ Feline Urological Syndrome (FUS) - McDowell's Herbal Treatments


Feline Urological Syndrome/FLUTD FUS, cystitis) is an irritation of the bladder and/or urethra. In some cases cats can also develop stones or crystals in these areas.

Male cats are more likely than females to develop crystals in the urethra, and if the crystals are numerous enough or large enough the urethra may be blocked, preventing the cat from urinating. If a complete blockage occurs kidney failure and death can result within a couple of days.

The disease increases the urge to urinate, with the cat only being able to pass small amounts of urine at a time, is the most frequent symptom. Infection and the presence of stones or crystals can make urination painful, so the cat may cry or show symptoms of discomfort or pain. The urine may also be bloody. Cats may also "miss" the litter box, or intentionally urinate in other places due to the discomfort and irritation.

Changing the diet to a more natural cat diet may assist cats with FUS.

If a cat is diagnosed with cystitis the culprit is usually stress, its diet, and/or not getting enough water.

Some cats will hold on also if their litter tray isn't in an acceptable area, soiled or the litter itself is not their preference. This contributes to the problem.

The mineral magnesium is often considered to be one of the leading causes behind the disease, so a cat food low in magnesium is considered by many to be the best preventative measure, combined with constant access to clean fresh water.

Obese cats are more likely to get FUS, so keep your cat at a healthy weight.

The FUS support mix will act to support the health of the Urinary tract system, reduce the formation of crystals, address infection & balance the pH of the urine. The Kidneys & Liver are also supported.

The FUS mix contains the following; Alfalfa, Buchu, Dandelion, Pellitory of the wall, Echinacea & Garlic, Rosehips, Uva Ursi and Horsetail as well as the Bach Flowers Rock Water, Vine, Wild Rose, Water violet & Holly and Rescue Remedy.


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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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