A feline urinary tract infection, or feline UTI, is commonly mistaken as a feline behavioral problem. Is your cat missing the litter box, urinating in odd places, or licking its genitals a lot? These are red flags for feline urinary tract infection. If you have noticed this behavior in your pet, seek veterinarian attention.
Here are 5 definite signs of feline urinary tract infection:
1. He/she misses the litter box more frequently than usual. Since your pet may be experiencing a burning sensation during urination. The cat instinctually stops urination to reposition or lick its genitals before resuming its potty. Thereby missing the litter box again.
2. He/she licks and licks the genital area. The feline UTI causes burning and itching in the lower tract. All kitty can do is lick to sooth its discomfort.
3. He/she becomes withdrawn and is not active. While enduring the feline UTI, your pet feels really bad. When the itching seems to be soothed, it is nervous about moving about and starting it to itch again. So kitty may not want to play no matter how much you try to entice it to play.
4. He/she begins biting, chewing, or gnawing its rear end or crotch. A human wants to scratch when experiencing a human UTI. This is the way that your pet scratches its itching, burning genitalia.
5. He/she "takes off' in spastic episodes. Though hard to explain, this will be easily recognized.
Statistically, dogs experience UTIs more often than cats. Due to the size of its urethra, a male cat more commonly experiences feline urinary tract disorders, including feline UTI. The urethra tube is smaller making it more susceptible to blockage.
A feline suffering a UTI needs human attention and intervention. Just as humans treat their UTI with natural remedies like cranberry juice and apple cider, there are herbal treatments available that can cure even the most toxic feline UTI. Talk to your veterinarian about these natural remedies as opposed to synthetic chemicals. By taking action at the first signs of feline urinary tract infection, you could be saving your pets life. Remember that kitty feels sick and needs your tender loving care.
Janet Markowitz has been a German Shepherd Breeder for over 20 years. She has always been interested in using natural and holistic remedies for her Shepherds whenever possible. She has found that by using natural Remedies in conjunction with conventional medicine, she has achieved great success in the health and longevity in her dogs.