I don't know about you but I'll bet you care a lot about your cat. If you do, it's important that you watch closely for symptoms of a cat urination problem. Urinary problems in cats can become life-threatening if not treated in time, regardless of your cat's age. Furthermore, your house will start to smell like a giant litter box if you don't take action soon enough. Here are 7 surefire signs and symptoms of cat urinary problems so you can get rid of the problem while it's in its early stages.
1. Does your cat's urine smell bad or have an unusual scent? Foul-smelling urine is a common symptom of cat urinating problems. If you notice a strong odor coming from your cat's urine, see a veterinarian.
2. Is your cat acting ill? If your cat has a fever and is acting lethargic, you need to take him to the vet immediately to get diagnosed. Old cats may act lethargic regularly but if your cat is normally very energetic, you should be worried.
3. Do you smell your cat's urine in inappropriate places? It's normal behavior for cats to spray on the carpet or other areas of the house to mark their territory but if you smell urine in the kitchen or bathroom sink or see your cat soil the carpet, you can suspect a cat urination problem. Cats that have urinary problems don't pee in their litter box because they associate the litter box with painful urination. To prevent your cat from spraying in inappropriate areas, make sure to neuter him if he isn't neutered already.
4. Is your cat drinking more water than usual? Dehydration is one of the first symptoms of cat urinating problems. If you notice your cat acting thirstier than normal, take him to the vet.
5. Does your cat strain to urinate? If your cat is having difficulty urinating or seems to be in pain, take him to the vet. The conventional treatment of choice for urinary problems in cats is antibiotics but consider medication a last resort if you are worried about the side effects of drugs. Give your cat a homeopathic remedy instead because it is gentle, safe, and effective.
6. Is your cat grooming himself more than usual? Excessive grooming of the genitals is a symptom of a cat urination problem, especially when accompanied by crying.
7. A very obvious sign of cat urinating problems is urine in the blood. Have your cat urinate on a light-colored surface and see if there are any traces of blood to be sure. It's very important to your cat's health that you take him to the vet immediately if you notice blood in his urine. A serious disease or severe infection may be the underlying cause.
Now that you are armed with this information, look out for these signs and symptoms of feline bladder infection. A cat urination problem can be fatal if not treated in a timely fashion. To prevent that from happening, look out for the symptoms and give your cat a homeopathic remedy regularly. Homeopathic remedies are hands down the best way to treat and prevent urinary problems in cats. They are safe, gentle, and highly effective. Holistic treatments like homeopathy get to the root of the cause rather than just suppress the symptoms like conventional treatments and medications do.