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Old 02-08-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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I was reading about the benefits of cranberries for both humans and dogs. The only thing I haven't been able to find is how do you give a dog cranberries. Do you puree it? Whole? Frozen? Does the amount given go by weight? Could it be given as a supplement?
I can find hundreds of articles about the benfits of cranberries but not about how much and how to feed.

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Chessie is on cranberry supplements. She takes them in capsule form and at 80 lbs her dosage is 475 mg twice a day.
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Okayyy, I know what the benefits of cranberry juice is for humans, particularly women but what are the benefits for dogs and does it apply to both males and females?

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Last March Chessie came down with a UTI and was put on antibiotics while her urine sample was under analysis. We all expected that she would be on the clavamox for two weeks and that would be that. Well, the results of the analysis showed that she had a particularly virulent type of UTI that was both proteus and e coli. Instead of being on antbiotics for two weeks, she had to go into the hospital for a full week of 24/7 amikacin therapy--very serious stuff and I could have lost her. Upon her release, her vet recommended that she stay on cranberry supplements. Cranberries produce hippuric acid in the urine which acidifies the urine and prevents bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder.
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Cranberries are high in vitamin C. Of course they are good. If your dog is finding it difficult to eat them then you can yourself add some flavor.

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Okayyy, I know what the benefits of cranberry juice is for humans, particularly women but what are the benefits for dogs and does it apply to both males and females?
What JGLI said and I also read that it's good for their teeth too.

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mine have the capsules for minor urine infections................ we have the juice
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