It never fails. Mainstream veterinarians are quick to prescribe antibiotics for cat urinary infection but the infections just keep coming back. Antibiotics may get rid of the immediate symptoms of urinary tract infection in your cat but beyond that are they effective? Many pet owners are turning to safer, natural solutions and it's easy to understand why.
I don't doubt the fact that cat urinary problems must first and foremost be diagnosed by a veterinarian. If you notice any changes in your cat's behavior, such as if he is drinking more water than usual, he seems to be in pain when urinating, or he is urinating more frequently, go to a veterinarian immediately to rule out any serious causes.
A tumor, bladder stones, struvite crystals, or serious disease can cause a cat urinary infection. Your veterinarian may have to perform a surgical procedure in order to cure the problem. Otherwise, a special diet may be necessary in order to dissolve the crystals or stones.
Antibiotics may be prescribed in order to get rid of your cat's infection. Not only are antibiotics difficult to administer, they also have dangerous side effects. Not to mention the high doses required to treat cat urinary problems may actually aggravate the infection.
Another reason why pet owners should start straying away from antibiotics for treatment of cat urinary infection is that their overuse has led to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Over time bacteria are going to evolve to the point that we won't even be able to get rid of it anymore if we keep using antibiotics anytime our cats have an infection!
The best way to take care of cat urinary problems before they spiral out of control is with natural treatment. A healthy diet and lifestyle and avoiding exposure to toxins and chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides can go a long way in helping your cat reach an optimum state of health so urinary tract infections don't become a problem in the first place. Along with these lifestyle changes, administering a homeopathic remedy can be very helpful in maintaining optimum bladder functioning and overall good health. Homeopathic remedies come in granule form so they are easy to give your cat.
Now it's time to start putting these tips to use. Conventional treatment with antibiotics may be a quick fix for cat urinary infection but they are only a temporary solution. Furthermore, the dangerous side effects of conventional treatment can actually put your cat's health at risk. If you want your cat to be healthy and infection free without putting his health in danger, make lifestyle changes and give him a homeopathic remedy. By doing so, you will help your cat recover permanently so he can stay healthy for years to come.
Laura Ramirez is a passionate researcher of natural remedies which heal disorders and keep pets vibrant and healthy. To learn more about her findings, go to www.pet-ut-health.com.