Feline urinary tract infection, or feline UTI, is very painful for kitty to endure and dangerous to your pet's life. Without proper treatment, the infection can progress to chronic status and cause veterinarian bills to stack up. Learning the types of treatment and prevention available will save you and kitty a lot of pain and suffering.
Even though UTIs occur less often in cats than in dogs, they are often more serious. It is important to know your pets litter box behavior so that changes in its behavior will be easier to spot. A feline UTI is often mistaken for a behavioral problem. There are three common symptoms and more than one remedy.
Cat UTI warning signs
· Crying, whining, and/or howling during urination due to pain and burning in the lower tract.
· Blood in the urine might be noticed when cleaning the litter box. Keep litter box clean for less chance of infection.
· Your cat misses the litter box. 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.
If any symptoms are recognizable, take kitty to the veterinarian. The vet will most likely prescribe an antibiotic. Antibiotics are known to cause side effects. They treat the current infection but do nothing to prevent recurring infections. There are natural remedies available as well. These have no side effects, prevent frequent infections, and promote the health of you cat's urinary tract.
Side effects of antibiotics may also be treated with natural remedies. One natural supplement in granular form uses natural ingredients such as Arctostaphylos uva ursi which creates proper pH balance in the bladder. It is sprinkled into the mouth and it melts on contact with the saliva. It is easy to administer and it costs less than conventional methods.
It is important that before you administer any treatment, a veterinarian is consulted. If natural remedies are chosen for the treatment of you cat's UTI, do your research. There is more than one remedy available.
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.