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A Natural Approach to Solving Cat Urinating Issues

Ask any cat owner if they ever experienced cat urinating issues and chances are they'll roll their eyes to the sky with an affirmative nod. Next they may go on to tell you what they have done to resolve the problem. Whether a cat's urine problem is a purely behavioral or a combination of behavior changes related to a feline urinary tract infection or blockage you can find relief for your cat by using natural remedies.

You are reading this article because you are experiencing cat urinating issues at home. If you are diligent about keeping your cat's litter box(es) clean every day, but you notice that he's missing the cat box or not using it at all, you should continue to look for other symptoms pointing to a medical problem.

Often a suffering cat may try to relieve himself on the tile, in the bathtub on even on your pillow. If you have a cat not urinating he may be experiencing poor feline urinary tract health. If you see blood in the urine or he stops eating, drinking or becomes very lethargic, you need to get him to the vet immediately.

When cats don't eliminate urine on a regular basis their kidneys stop functioning and their blood fills with toxic waste.  He literally may have as little as 72 hours to get back on track or he will die. Only your vet can properly identify a bladder infection or a cat urinary tract blockage.

Once your vet gets your cat's infection or blockage resolved your kitty will need extra support during his recovery. Talk with your vet about taking a natural approach to improving your cat's urinary health.  More vets are turning away from antibiotics and steroids in favor of herbal compounds to help cat's deal with feline lower urinary tract disease.

Here is a list of proven herbal remedies for the top 3 contributors to a feline lower urinary disorder.

  1. Stress:  Studies show there is a direct relationship with cats experiencing elevated stress levels prior to a decline in feline urinary  health. Scutellaria laterifolia (Scullcap) is a well known herb for soothing the feline nervous system.
  2. Improper pH level:  Stress, lack of water, low protein food and medications can upset your cat's body chemistry.  Your vet will evaluate the pH level in your cat's bladder when investigating cat urinating issues.  Arctostaphylos uva ursi is an herb proven to help return your cat's urinary system to its normal pH level.
  3. Toxin Build-up:  A cat not urinating is a cat with a build-up of toxins in his bloodstream.  Once the blockage is relieved his kidneys will need support clearing out these residual toxins. Arctium lappa (Burdock) is proven as a cleanser and blood purifier. Burdock is well known for its ability to help the kidneys flush out toxins.

So there you have it.  Make sure you keep the litter boxes tidy and plenty of water available for kitty.  Kick in a program using herbal ingredients specifically selected to support feline urinary tract health.   As a preventative, add a pinch of these herbs into your cat's food once or twice a day before you have to deal with a cat not urinating.  These herbs smooth the recovery process for a cat recuperating from a blockage or cat urinary infection.  

Kate Rieger has been owned by 15+ cats and is a champion of natural remedies for her own cats and her feral cat neighbors. While she would like to extend simple, natural care to every pet in the neighborhood, she takes it one animal at a time. Kate is on good behavior during her speaking engagements at various organizations where she spreads the word about natural alternatives to pet ailments. Visit her site today where you can find out how you can take a natural approach to preventing cat urinating issues and other feline disorders. Drop by and pick up more free tips at and heal your cat today.

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