Question: My cat is urinating often-way more than usual. What should I do?
Answer: If your cat seems to be going the bathroom more than normal, this could be a sign that your cat has a urinary tract infection (UTI for short). Since this infection is common and can be serious, make it a point to pay attention to your cat's litter box habits.
A urinary tract infection is often first detected by the following symptoms:
- Your pet strains when urinating and seems to be in pain
- Your pet's urine is foul-smelling
- You see blood in your cat's urine
- Your cat doesn't make it to the litter box
Although the recommended treatment for a UTI by traditional and holistic vets is antibiotics, the holistic doctor will recommend natural supplements that work to strengthen the cat's immune system to prevent recurring infections in the future.
We will explore this more after we discuss another possible cause of cat frequent urination: feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD).
Below are some questions to ask yourself to determine if your cat has FLUTD:
- Is my cat urinating often-much more than usual?
- Does your pet frequently lick its genitals?
- Is your cat urinating outside the litter box?
- Have you noticed blood in the urine?
- Does your cat seem listless?
- Has your pet lost its appetite?
If the answers to any of these questions are yes, take your cat to the vet immediately. FLUTD can be caused by a number of factors including bacteria, diet or viruses. It is also possible that your cat could have a tumor.
UTI's and FLUTD's can be prevented. Many holistic vets have shown that by building up the cat's immunity, a pet is less susceptible to infection. First, get your cat well, then give supplements that are part of your kitty's routine care.
Holistic supplements have ingredients that work like antibiotics to keep the bladder infection-free, but also fix imbalances that allow bacteria to grow in the first place.
While prevention can save you money on unexpected vet bills and stop cat frequent urinaton and painful, life-threatening infections, before giving your beloved kitty a supplement, make sure to do your research.