It's unbelievable how clueless some people are when it comes to treating lower urinary tract disease in cats. Mainstream veterinarians are quick to prescribe antibiotics and other strong drugs that suppress symptoms but don't get to the root of the problem. It's about time that people learn how to maintain cat urinary tract health at home through safe, natural methods in order to prevent urinary tract inflammation in cats. Waiting until the last minute to take your cat to the vet can have serious consequences since urinary tract infections can be deadly if they travel up to the kidneys. Here are 7 ways to spot a urinary tract infection in your cat so you can get rid of the infection before it's too late.
1. Is your cat urinating more or less than usual? This can be one of the first signs of urinary tract infection in cats so it's helpful to observe your cat's behavior closely.
2. If your cat has stopped urinating altogether, it is a serious problem in cat urinary tract health. A bladder stone aka urolith can block the urethra and obstruct the flow of urine so it's important to take your cat to the vet for diagnosis if you notice that your cat is not urinating.
3. If there is blood in his urine, your cat is most likely suffering from a urinary tract infection. To check if there are traces of blood in your cat's urine, try to get your cat to pee on a light-colored surface so you can see better.
4. Is your cat drinking more fluid than usual? Thirst due to dehydration can be one of the symptoms of urinary tract infection in cats and for that reason it's important to make sure that you provide your cat with plenty of fresh, clean water to drink.
5. Has your cat lost his joy in eating? Is he acting lethargic? Such changes in behavior are sometimes associated with problems with cat urinary tract health, especially when seen in combination with the other symptoms listed.
6. Licking and grooming of the genitals more frequently and crying while doing so are very likely signs of urinary tract infection in cats.
7. An almost certain sign of problems with cat urinary tract health is when your cat urinates outside of his litter box. Cats do this when it is painful to urinate. They associate the painful urination with the litter box and try to avoid it.
Now that you are armed with this information, you will be more capable of spotting and treating urinary tract infection in cats. It is important to keep in mind however that in order to achieve permanent health and healing, you must implement dietary changes that address any deficiency of vitamins or minerals as well as administer a homeopathic remedy on a regular basis.
Just treating the infection when symptoms start to show is not going to help you get to the root of the problem and prevent recurrent infections. As with treating any diseases, drug treatment may be a quick fix but if you want long-term results, holistic treatment is the most beneficial.
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