Feline UTI (Urinary Tract Infections) can be painful and dangerous to your cat's health. In this article, you'll learn the three most common warning signs of cat UTI and a natural and cost effective means of treating and preventing recurring infections.
First, the symptoms:
Cat UTI Warning Signs
- Crying or howling during urination
- Blood in the urine
- Your cat urinates outside of the litter box. (This is because she associates the litter box with painful urination.)
If your cat has any of these symptoms, take her to the vet. The vet will likely prescribe antibiotics and since these drugs can cause side effects, you should be aware that there are natural alternatives that work just as well.
If your kitty has previously had a feline UTI, she has an increased chance of recurring infections. Although urinary tract infections in cats are less frequent than in dogs, they are usually more serious, so it pays to know your cat's litter box habits. This way, changes in behavior will be obvious.
Since recurring urinary tract infections are painful and expensive to diagnose and treat, you may want to consider using natural alternatives.
Natural remedies work just like antibiotics to clear up a cat UTI. Since they do not have side effects, you can continue to give them to your cat on a daily basis to prevent recurring infections. Unlike drugs, natural remedies actually work to improve bladder health and strengthen immunity, keeping your kitty safe and happy.
After doing some research, I found a supplement that comes in granular form that uses natural tonics like Arctostaphylos uva ursi that creates proper pH levels in the bladder. When I give it to my kitty, I just put some sprinkles in her mouth and they dissolve as they make contact with the saliva. This makes it easy to administer and even kitty seems to look forward to our daily ritual.
Before giving your cat a natural remedy to treat or prevent a feline UTI, make sure to do your research. For instance, check to ensure the ingredients in the supplement are standardized, so it will continue to be effective over time.
Laura Ramirez is a cat lover and passionate researcher of natural remedies which heal cat urinary tract disorders and keep pets vibrant and healthy. To learn more about her findings, go to www.pet-ut-health.com.