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Kang’s Journey With Struvite Crystals in Cats

Inspiring Pet Tails 3 min read
Kang's Journey With Struvite Crystals in Cats

Struvite crystals in cats are one of the most common bladder stones to be found in their urine. It can cause severe discomfort that is beyond imagination. It breaks our hearts to learn that Kang had been suffering from crystal flare-ups every cold month. But guess what? It never stopped this green-eyed beauty from living his best life. Keep reading to see how brave this little boy is!

Get To Know Kang

On a winter day many years ago, young Kang unexpectedly showed signs of blockage which led him to an emergency clinic, lots of ph testing, ultrasound, urinalysis, and a diet for struvites. It must have been so dreadful for him, but since this little boy tends to put up a tough face, his furparents were always on their feet to watch out for him. A year went by with no problem until the next winter arrived, he started to show signs of obstruction again. Since then, his furparents have been working with the vets to help prepare Kang for the cold days.

What Are Struvites Crystals in Cats?

The cause can be stress, an unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, or dehydration.

Struvite stones are made up of ammonium, phosphate, and magnesium, which can be normally present in the urine without causing any problems. However, these substances may start to form and harden over time. The cause can be stress, an unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, or dehydration. Depending on how severe the crystals are, they may be dissolved with a vet-recommended diet.

Kang’s Journey With Struvite Crystals in Cats

Common Symptoms of Struvite Crystals in Cats

Some common signs of cats with urinary stones are:

When it comes to helping prevent struvite crystals from forming while maintaining a little one’s urinary tract health, diets with small and frequent meals and water consumption can play an important role. In addition, natural remedies for struvite crystals in cats can be beneficial as proactive care.

Natural Support for Struvite Crystals in Cats

To help support Kang, his furparents have been giving him these NHV supplements:

  • Tripsy can aid with the flushing of stones, help support kidney function, and encourage urinary tract health. One of the herbs in Tripsy, echinacea purpurea, can help soothe irritated tissues. It also contains Oregon grape extract to help provide antibacterial and immuno-stimulating properties. This study found that Tripsy can be beneficial in lowering the risk of struvite crystals.
  • Tumeric is a super herb that has been used for thousands of years in herbal medicine. Its curcumin compound can help ease discomfort and help improve the kidney and liver function. Turmeric also has other benefits like anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, and discomfort-reducing properties.

About a year after having Kang on our regimen, we were over the moon to receive a very thorough update from Kang’s furmily!

Kang loves Turmeric and Tripsy. He will lick them straight from the dropper if I don’t get them into his food fast enough to please him. Within a week of taking Turmeric and Tripsy, he was completely back to normal. All of Kang’s “problems” occurred in the winter months when a 15-degree drop in temperature was accompanied by barometric pressure falling below 30 or there were three days of steady temp (40 or below) with barometric pressures below 30.

Although correlation does not imply causation, we’ve had a few “cold snaps” this winter. The latest was last week when our balmy 73 degrees New Year’s eve turned into a snowy 36 degrees New Year’s Day. The 37-degree drop in temp and the three-day falling barometric pressure didn’t seem to affect Kang at all, so I have great hope.”

We are so proud of how far this sweet boy has come! Vet visits for diagnosis and treatment can be so stressful for both pets and furparents, but Kang has been so strong and brave through all of this.


If you have any questions about NHV supplements that Kang has been using, feel free to click on the button below to chat with one of our pet experts!

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Published: March 5, 2022

2 replies

  1. Tracy Hackney says:

    My cat is about 15 years old and is going thru a period of not eating. Took her to vet and had tests ran. Was told she has a condition I cant recall the name but compared it HIV in humans. She was x-rayed and it showed her having some kidney stones as well. What would you recommend to help her?

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Tracy,

      We’re sorry to hear that your kitty is going through this. We know it can be really tough when our little ones aren’t feeling well but we want you to know that we’ll always be here to support you whenever you need us.

      We have a few suggestions that we think could help.

      First, we suggest Felimm. This is our main support for viral infections, like Feline Herpes Virus. The powerful herbs in this blend can help to encourage detoxification of the lymphatic system, strengthen a weakened immune system, combats upper respiratory issues, and can help to stimulate appetite and balance energy levels. You can click here to learn more about Felimm: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/felimm-for-feline-leukemia

      Next, we’d suggest Yucca. This herb is well-known in natural herbal remedies as great support for discomfort and appetite stimulation. Here’s more on Yucca for you: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/yucca-appetite-stimulant-for-cats

      We also think that adding our Multi Essentials formulation could be beneficial for your sweetheart as it’s packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Multi Essentials can also help to fill dietary gaps and promotes healthy skin and coat. Click here for more on Multi Essentials: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/multi-essentials-cat-vitamins

      Lastly, we recommend our main kidney support, Tripsy. This unique blend of herbs can help to maintain kidney health, provide a soothing aid for flushing stones, and can also help to encourage urinary tract health. More on Tripsy for you here: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/tripsy-kidney-disease-in-cats

      We know this is a lot of information to take in so please take your time in reviewing everything. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions at all. Sending lots of love to you and your sweet kitty.

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

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