Cat urinating issues can compromise your cat's quality of life, be painful, frustrate you, and if you have to take your cat to the vet, burn a big hole in your wallet. In this article, you'll learn how to attend to your pet's urinary problems and what to do to prevent them from recurring in the future.
Reasons for Cat Not Urinating
The most frequent urinary health issue in cats is a urinary tract infection (UTI). The signs of a UTI are straining during urination, foul-smelling urine, blood in the urine and urinating in places other than the litter box.
An other possibility is feline urinary tract disease (FLUTD). Symptoms of this are urinating outside the litter box, lethargy and lack of appetite. If your kitty exhibits any of the symptoms noted in this article, take her to the vet.
Since the ability to eliminate stored toxins from the bladder regularly is essential to your kitty's health, follow the steps in the next section to prevent urinary problems in the future.
Preventing Cat Urinating Issues
It's been said that prevention is worth a pound of cure. By understanding that felines are genetically predisposed to certain health issues, you can prevent them by taking the proper steps:
- Always make sure your cat has fresh, clean water.
- Keep your cat's litter box clean. If you have more than one cat, give each its own litter box.
- Feed your cat moist food that is made of high quality protein.
- Give your cat a daily supplement to support healthy bladder function.
Although every action item on the list above is essential, you may not be aware of the importance of giving your cat a daily supplement. The right supplement prevents urinary problems by adjusting the pH of the urine to keep the urinary tract free of bacteria and soothes bladder tissues with herbs to keep them free of inflammation.
After watching my kitty suffer through all the pain of cat not urinating problems that were due to a urinary tract infection, I did some research and found a supplement in granular form that was easy to administer. Every day, I put some granules in my cat's mouth and they dissolve on contact. My kitty seems to like them (she even jumps up on the counter next to the supplement bottle every morning) and has not had any cat urinating issues since we started this daily routine.
Of course, since felines are sensitive, makes sure to do your research before giving your kitty a supplement.