If you suspect your cat has a feline urinary tract infection (UTI), you are not alone. This is one of the most common infections in cats, dogs and even humans. In this article, you'll learn 3 essential facts about UTI in cats: what causes it, how to treat it and how to prevent it in the future.
What Is a Cat Urinary Tract Infection?
A UTI is an infection of the bladder system which is made up of the urethra, bladder and kidneys. What makes this infection so dangerous is that if it goes unnoticed, it can spread to the kidneys and shut them down. An infection that is not responding to drugs can have disabling effects, causing your cat great pain. Although dogs are prone to UTI's, cats are more susceptible.
What Causes UTI
One of the most common causes of UTI is a chronically full bladder. If your cat is left alone for long periods each day without access to a litter box, the sugar held in the bladder can cause bacteria to grow and proliferate.
How Is Cat Urinary Infection Treated?
If you take your cat to a vet, you will probably be given antibiotics. Although antibiotics can be effective, they also have side effects. You should also be aware that drugs work to suppress symptoms, rather than promoting healing.
Alternative treatments for feline urinary tract infection contain herbs that work synergistically to restore health and balance to the urinary tract. Since the ingredients themselves are natural antibiotics, they clear the infection and heal the inflammation, but have no side effects.
Even better, the remedy used for treatment can also be used for prevention. Best of all, administering a daily dose is easy-all you do is put a pinch of granules into your cat's mouth.
Since cat urinary tract infections are as common as office visits to the vet are expensive, it makes sense to make prevention part of your cat's routine care. Apart from saving money, your cat will feel strong and healthy and you'll know you're doing your best for your beloved feline friend. Of course before giving your cat a treatment of any kind, make sure to do your research.