A diuretic is a medication that increases the flow of urine from your dog’s body. It helps to flush out excess water and salt, which can be helpful for dogs with certain health conditions.
Some of the most common natural types of diuretics include:
- Dandelion leaf and root (herbal)
- Uva ursi (herbal)
- Goldenrod (herbal)
- Buchu (herbal)
Diuretics are used to treat a variety of conditions in dogs, including heart failure and kidney disease. They’re also used to treat some types of cancer.
Diuretics are generally prescribed by your veterinarian and commonly come in pill form, but they can also be administered intravenously or as an injection directly into the bloodstream.