Urinary Tract Infections In Cats

04/17/2014

Urinary Tract Infections In Cats

 

A cat with a urinary tract infection (UTI) is a very serious issue. When a cat is suffering from a UTI, they will very often avoid their litter box and either urinate or spray around your house.

The reason your cat does this is that he is associating the pain he’s feeling when urinating with litter box. Your cat will often avoid peeing until she can no longer hold it and have to go wherever she is when it’s “too late”.

You may even see a bit of blood in your cat’s urine.

It’s time to see the vet.

Your vet will prescribe a course of antibiotics for your cat and perhaps some pain medication.

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It is now of vital of importance to address your cat’s diet.

Ask your vet about special urinary foods that are available for your cat. These are specially formulated to avoid crystal buildup in your cat’s urethra to prevent possible flare-ups in the future.

You must also have plenty of water sources available for your cat. Unfortunately, many cats simply don’t drink enough water and this can lead to urinary tract infections.

Either place glasses of water around your home or try a special “cat water fountain” as cat’s are drawn to the movement of the water and are more likely to drink.

Urinary tract infections in cats are potentially a life-threatening situation. You need to catch them early and then be diligent about preventing them in the future.

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