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Old May 11th, 2007, 06:30 PM
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Cranberry juice

Hi, A friend of my gives her dog cranberry juice, she said it helps with preventing bladder infections. We got into a big agruement because I said I didn't think it was good for her boxer to have cranberry juice, she said it was ok because she read it off the internet, which I kindly reminder that not everything on the internet is true. Could someone please tell me if its ok or no ok for dogs in general to have cranberry juice.

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Old May 11th, 2007, 06:49 PM
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cranberry is effective, yes. I wouldn't give it in juice form though. juice is high in sugar and calories (and honestly, I don't know many dogs who'd like the taste of it)

there are other ways to get the benefits of cranberry. supplements and foods that contain natural cranberry extract would be a better idea than juice. For appropriate dosing and what types would be best your pet, I'd suggest speaking with a homeopathic vet.

Personally I think the best way to keep UTIs under control is ample clean, fresh, cold water available, and frequent potty breaks.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 06:50 PM
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It's not going to hurt the dog, BUT, it would take a heck of a lot of cranberry juice to do any good. If your friend is worried about bladder infection prevention, cranberry extract is a better option.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:15 PM
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I guest she was right, about the cranberry part and not about the juice.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 11:21 AM
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My vet recommended it for my doberman and he also said that if she won't drink it, to give her the cranberry capsules.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 09:12 PM
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cranberry juice

The health foods store I shop at has pure cranberry juice with no sugar added. (I bought it for my pet, but once I got used to the tartness, I drink it now too.)
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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:26 PM
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You'll do far more good with cranberry pills than juice. Nonetheless, I LOVE the juice!
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Old March 4th, 2008, 06:37 PM
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yes its helps in human bladder infections i know but im not sure about dogs lol
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Cranberry

I had a foster pup that had frequent UTI's and submissive urinating. I gave him cranberry capsules.
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