Is the cranberry powder+greek yoghurt a success? Not really. I had to add in apple cider vinegar into my furry friend’s water bowl before the pH value in her urine becomes consistently neutral. I think Molly’s body is natural alkaline because I’ve never seem to be able to get it to be acidic. The best I could is getting it neutral, which will still clear her bladder stone(last year’s episode) & now this Urinary Tract Infection. The latest test I did was this morning where there was hardly any protein(blood) in her urine & pH value still neutral(what’s new?). I think I can breathe a sigh of relief & stop with all these regular tests.
One thing to note is that I had only given her the cranberry powder+greek yoghurt combination for a week before my husband started complaining about the smell(he isn’t very fond of milk products).Also, when my family members help with the feeding, they don’t add in the cranberry powder. I started kicking up a fuss 2 weeks ago – that I’m never able to successfully do a home remedy with Molly because none of them are co-operating with me. It was then I started adding in the apple cider vinegar into her drink. My furry friend doesn’t seem to like ACV laced water but since it’s the only source of water, she is forced to drink it. I’ll probably carry on with the cranberry powder since there’s plenty left & ideally, she should have a slight acidic urine.
I’ve also changed the positions of my mother-in-law’s rags & stuff around so that the rags aren’t hung above her bowls. I always feel uncomfortable with that arrangement. Now that MIL is staying at her daughter’s place, I took the opportunity to shift things around so that Molly’s bowls will be at a cleaner location. I added in a dog sticker since I have one lying around unused (the sheet of wall sticker I bought for my Jurong home contained 2 dog stickers & I had only used up one). Hubby seemed happy with the sticker I added despite the clutter around the area. I think it brought a slight resemblance of the life we had in Jurong before moving in here.
Molly wasn’t so happy with the change though. It took her around 2 days to stop running to the old spot for her food (our feeding ritual has her sitting at one end of the kitchen waiting for the Go command before she can run to her food)