Methigel for Cats

Methigel is an important medicine for the treatment of feline urinary tract infections and for a variety of other benefits for this part of your cat's body as well. Methigel is recommended by vets worldwide for its wide range of benefits, and it is effective at helping to maintain a healthy urinary tract. It is unique amongst medicines that are used to control bacterial bladder and urinary tract infections, as it doesn't actually contain a drug that is specifically designed as an antibacterial medicine. Rather, it makes use of your pet's body's natural acidity in order to create an environment in which bacteria are no longer able to survive.

How Methigel Works in Cats

Methigel contains the active ingredient di-methionine. This chemical is an amino acid that is naturally produced in certain small quantities in your pet's body. When you supplement the natural levels of di-methionine in your cat's system with the aid of Methigel, it causes your pet's urine to drop in pH. This makes your pet's urine, and the urinary tract as well, a more acidic environment in general.

Many types of bacteria require a stable and relatively neutral pH level in order to survive. Thus, when you lower the pH in your pet's urine, many bacteria are killed as the urine flows normally through your cat's urinary tract. This naturally eliminates the bacteria and the infection without having to resort to specific antibacterial drugs.

Using Methigel for Your Pet

Methigel is not a prescription based drug, as it is technically a supplement. However, it's important that you only use it under the advice and recommendation of your vet and after he has examined your pet and determine that there is a bladder or urinary tract infection which requires treatment.

Methigel is provided in liquid form. The dosage that you give to your pet will depend upon your pet's size and weight, as well as on the nature of his infection and the spread of the disease. In most cases, you'll give your pet between half and one teaspoon of Methigel orally per day. Your vet can help you to adjust this dose as needed in order to find the proper balance for your pet.

Risks and Side Effects of Methigel

It's important to avoid Methigel in certain cases. For instance, if your cat suffers from preexisting liver or kidney conditions, Methigel may exacerbate these problems. Additionally, you should not give your pet this supplement if you already alter his urine pH levels through other means, such as diet.

The most common side effect of Methigel is gastric distress and upset stomach. This may lead to nausea and diarrhea as well. The best way to avoid these side effects is to provide the medicine along with your cat's meal. It's possible that your pet may overdose or have an allergic reaction to the medicine, in which case you should bring him to a vet for emergency treatment as quickly as possible.