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Happy this product exists.
on January 17, 2017
My vet says this product isn't going to be profound for our cats urinary tract issues. I am giving it 4 stars though because I believe that the herbs would still be helpful for some animals and I think it's fantastic that an affordable UT tincture is available on amazon for a reasonable price. For those of you not interested in over medicating your cat with pharmaceuticals, I would give this a shot. Our Mr. Kitty hates the taste of the Tinkle Tonic but it is definitely not as bad as his other tinctures. Poor guy.
Just as a side note, we were having major issues with Mr. K's bladder. He was on antibiotics, urethral relaxers and whatever else our compassionate but conventional vet was prescribing. The meds were wreaking havoc on him and causing him pain and more illness. At one point he had blockage/crystals which were painful and terrifying. The BEST thing you can do for you cat is put him on a strict WET FOOD diet only. A cat on a wet food diet will not have crystals which is a major relief for us, not having to worry about blockage. After a horrible experience with a urethral relaxer which had him peeing blood for days, we decided to stop the pharmi's they were giving us and try D-mannose and Tinkle Tonic. A few weeks on the 2 products and he was still straining and in pain. We ended up taking him to a naturopathic veterinarian who put him on herbal Chinese medicine and saw palmetto tincture. He hasn't strained, been in pain or had any UT issues at all in the ~3 weeks since he started on saw palmetto and Chinese herbs. Though it is a real pain in the ass to get his pills and tincture in him each morning and night, it's getting easier. And he doesn't hate us so much for it anymore. I honestly think he knows the medicine is whats helping him. He has been so calm and at ease since putting him on these new herbs. He was up all night and restless and agitated for almost a whole month as we tried to find what would work best for him. He is now so calm and content and back to his lazy, relaxed self. Also, we are now making him and his brother his own food. It's actually really easy to do and more affordable than buying canned food. It feels like a small victory -- being confident that I know exactly what my babies are consuming.
Again, these are just some suggestions of what has been working for us in Mr.K's health journey. I wanted to share my experience for those of you who are probably desperately reading all the information they can find to help their furry babies with the major stress that is Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease.