A bladder infection are usually caused by bacteria. Both male and female pets can suffer from cystitis, although female
pets seem to suffer from it more often. Most of the time the germs originate from outside the body and are
transported through the genitalia, and through the urethra into the bladder. Urine is sterile in normal circumstances,
meaning that there are no bacteria present. Normally any germs that have ended up in the bladder are flushed out as
soon as the pet urinates.
Special circumstances are needed to cause an infection of the bladder: these circumstances are:
some urine remains in the bladder after urinating. This is an ideal situation for the bacteria to survive and even
multiply, the result being cystitis.
an abnormally shaped bladder wall or a bladder nerve that does not function well can have the same consequences.
the presence of bladder crystals or bladder stones, these are ideal for bacteria to multiply in. The crystals and
stones can damage the bladder wall, which causes the bacteria to multiply even more easily. Because of the damage to the
bladder wall urine can contain blood.
Cystitis in pets causes changes in urinating behaviour: frequent urinating and/or straining to urinate. There are only
really small amounts of urine. The urine can look normal, or clouded, or bloody. Female pets will often lick their vulva
and can even have excretion. The pet doesnít look ill, has no fever and drinks normally. A vet can examine the urine and
determine the type of bacteria before administering treatment.
Itís useful to have the urine checked for crystals. Cystitis is often caused by crystals in the bladder.
The Chinese herbal formula Eurologist is an excellent treatment for cystitis and bladder crystals. Itís very effective
against cystitis and dissolves all crystals present in the bladder. Improvement can be expected a few days after the
start of the treatment. Treatment lasts 2-3 weeks. Eurologist can be administered with a bit of food. It can be given
long term without any side effects. Eurologist can also be used to prevent bladder problems and has no abnormal flavour.