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Cat Urinary Tract Problems – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Cat urinary tract problems can cause a great deal of pain and suffering for your cat and the treatment costs can burn a hole in your pocket. So, in a way, these problems can trouble both the pet and the owner. The good news, however, is that you can not only treat these problems effectively, but can also help to prevent them. If you are interested to know more, which I am sure you are, make sure you read this article in its entirety.

Causes of Cat Urinary Problems

Depressed Immune System and Disease – If your cats immune system is not working properly, problems such as bacteria can take hold. Certain diseases such as diabetes can also lead to an increase frequency of urinary tract infections.

Bathroom habits – If your cat’s litter box is not clean, it will hesitate to urinate and will hold its urine in for a long time. This increases the risk of urinary problems to a great extent.

Cleanliness – If you do not bathe your cat regularly and if it is dirty, bacteria can easily enter its body through the urethra. Female cats, in particular, are more susceptible as they have a shorter urethra.

Symptoms of Cat Urinary Problems

The most common symptoms of a cat urinary tract issue include

• Frequent urination

• Painful urination

• Foul smelling, cloudy urine

• Blood or pus in urine

• Frequent licking of the genitals

• Urinary incontinence

• Lethargy

• Fever

Treatment

Conventional treatment

Conventional treatment for cat urinary tract problems usually involves antibiotic drugs. Vets usually prescribe these drugs to control the infection and relieve pain. While these drugs do control the infection to a certain extent, they do not address the cause of the problem. So, there is a chance of recurring infections in about 15% of all cats treated. Moreover, the risk of side effects cannot be ruled out in any treatment that involves powerful antibiotic drugs. So, if you are looking for a permanent solution for your cat’s urinary problems, conventional treatment alone may not be the right choice for you.

Alternative treatment

Alternative treatment for a cat urinary tract issue involves natural remedies. These remedies can treat both the signs and the cause of your cat’s urinary problem very effectively. Since they are completely natural, they should not cause any side effects and are safe for your cat irrespective of its size, age, or breed. They restore your cat’s urine pH balance, soothe its bladder, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and cure the infection completely. They strengthen the urogenital system of your cat and increase its resistance against urinary problems. So, if you are looking to support the feline urinary tract and help to avoid future problems in a safe and effective manner, natural remedies might be the best choice for you.

Prevention

There are several things you need to do to prevent cat urinary tract problems.

1. Give your cat a high quality canned food. Canned foods have higher moisture content, the way cats prefer to get their water.

2. Always make sure your cat has a bowl of fresh, filtered water right next to it all the time. Add a few drops of cranberry juice to water. This is one of the best ways to prevent any type of cat urinary tract issue.

3. Get some interactive toys for your cat to play with. Physical exercise stimulates its bladder and reduces the risk of urinary problems.

4. Keep your cat’s litter box always clean so that your cat can urinate whenever it wants to without holding it in for too long.

5. Bathe your cat regularly with a gentle soap and shampoo.

6. Give a small dose of powerful homeopathic remedies like berberis vulg, uva ursi, cantharis, and staphysagris. These remedies boost your cat’s immune system and make it healthier and stronger naturally. They sustain urinary tract and bladder health. A regular dose of these remedies can lower the risk of cat urinary tract problems significantly.

Cat urinary tract problems need to be addressed. If see a change in your cat’s urinary habits, such as increased frequency or straining, be sure to see your veterinarian. Use a combination of antibiotics and homeopathic remedies to both eliminate infection and then strengthen a cats urinary tract and natural immunity to prevent future infections. If infections continue to return, have your cat check for the presence of an underlying cause such as diabetes.