The administering a botanical vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry extract), in tablet form has been known to attain the
necessary acid pH to dissolve and prevent the formation of magnesium ammonium phosphate crystals and bladder stones. Your
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Cranberry Extract has proven to be the "magic bullet" needed to treat, prevent, and control the formation of struvite
crystals in cats and bladder stones in dogs. This product is toxic free and will dissolve struvite crystals sometimes in a
Cranberry contains - among other things - the sugar substance D-mannose which has the special ability of being able to
prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the walls of the mucosal wall without harming the friendly-minded bacteria. They
also contain the substance arbutin which is effective against certain bacteria and fungi, among others the Candida fungus.
Cranberry prevents E. coli, the most common cause of UTIs and recurrent UTIs, from adhering to the cells lining the wall of
the bladder. Cranberry's antiadherence action renders the bacteria harmless in the urinary tract. Cranberry has been shown
to reduce bacteria levels in the urinary bladders of older women, which may help to prevent future infections. Cranberry
can help people with urostomies and enterocystoplasties to keep them clear of mucus build-up.