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    Hi guys! For my first post I have decided to share a great tip for battling those horrid UTI's!

    I had a pig who was constantly plagued by UTI's for several months. We tried giving him antibiotics, but he got really sick so we decided not to finish the treatment. Instead I turned to traditional herb medicine after hearing about a herb known to treat UTI's in humans. It's called Sheperds Purse, (Capsella bursa-pastoris) and is a very common weed in all of Europe and the US. I managed to gather and dry about 2 kg of sheperds purse, and started putting it in his hay. He was very happy about trying something new at first, and when he got tired of it I made him tea from the herb. I can't remember how long I gave him Sheperds Purse, but all of his symptoms dissappeared within a couple of days, so I continued it for a couple of months to be sure. No pro-biotics, no force feeding, nothing of that. Naturally I had to try it to see what I was feeding my poor baby - and it tastes like broccoli! No doubt a relative to this super-veggie, but without the gas. But I'm blabbering.

    If you're battling a stubborn UTI, mix some Sheperds Purse with the regular antibiotic treatment and see the wonder! It's very easy to find, it has heart-shaped leaves and white flowers, and grows EVERYWHERE! :)

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    Re: A valuable lesson learned!

    Thank you for this!

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    Re: A valuable lesson learned!

    Great tip and welcome to the forum! I'm glad you found something that helped! I'm a big fan of herbal, natural remedies for all my pets.

    Also, just wanted to make a quick note that, as with any treatment, consult your vet to get suggestions and advice on giving an herbal treatment in conjunction with (or in place of) traditional therapies.

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    Re: A valuable lesson learned!

    Quote Originally Posted by ViskyCat View Post
    Hi guys! For my first post I have decided to share a great tip for battling those horrid UTI's!

    I had a pig who was constantly plagued by UTI's for several months. We tried giving him antibiotics, but he got really sick so we decided not to finish the treatment. Instead I turned to traditional herb medicine after hearing about a herb known to treat UTI's in humans. It's called Sheperds Purse, (Capsella bursa-pastoris) and is a very common weed in all of Europe and the US. I managed to gather and dry about 2 kg of sheperds purse, and started putting it in his hay. He was very happy about trying something new at first, and when he got tired of it I made him tea from the herb. I can't remember how long I gave him Sheperds Purse, but all of his symptoms dissappeared within a couple of days, so I continued it for a couple of months to be sure. No pro-biotics, no force feeding, nothing of that. Naturally I had to try it to see what I was feeding my poor baby - and it tastes like broccoli! No doubt a relative to this super-veggie, but without the gas. But I'm blabbering.

    If you're battling a stubborn UTI, mix some Sheperds Purse with the regular antibiotic treatment and see the wonder! It's very easy to find, it has heart-shaped leaves and white flowers, and grows EVERYWHERE! :)

    I have a quick question..!! Do you use the whole plant, flower parts and all OR do you just use the leaves??? I looked up this plant to see what it looks like and see if i have seen it around where i live. And i think i have seen it before. But just wanted to make sure what part of the plant you used. I have a little girl that seems to get UTI often. So anything that will help her...i will give it a try. Normally i get meds from my vet.

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    Re: A valuable lesson learned!

    You can use the whole plant, although I never used the roots. The leaves and flowers make a great addition to the hay. The stem gets very tough and chewey near the root so I used those parts to make the tea. You can serve it fresh or dried. I hope your piggie likes it and that those nasty UTIs stay away!

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