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5 Common Myths About Cat Bladder Disease

Cat bladder disease is a common problem so it's no surprise that many false myths abound about its nature as well as its treatment and prevention. If you want to get rid of bladder disease in your cat and keep it from coming back, you need to learn the right from wrong.

When it comes to feline bladder disease, keep the following 5 myths in mind so you can effectively treat and prevent the condition in your cat. The wrong information could cost you your cat's life.

1. There is no way to prevent cat bladder disease. There may be some people who adhere to conventional medicine and think that there is absolutely no way to prevent bladder disease in cats. The truth about bladder problems in cats is that they are very common and usually become chronic.

In order to keep them from becoming a chronic problem in your cat, you need to be versed in preventive treatment. Some underlying causes of bladder problems in cats that can be alleviated through preventive remedies include diet, water intake, and lifestyle. Homeopathic remedies can also be very helpful in keeping urinary problems at bay.

2. Feline bladder disease can only be alleviated with antibiotics. Antibiotics may be necessary in severe cases but in general they can actually aggravate it in cats.

Instead of resorting to antibiotics immediately, try using natural remedies that are proven to cure bladder disease in cats. Some effective natural treatments include homeopathic remedies that contain cantharis and uva ursi.

3. You can wait a few days to see if cat bladder disease resolves on its own. The truth is that bladder disease can become fatal even after just a couple of days! If you notice any unusual symptoms, you need to take your cat to the vet immediately. Don't wait around because it could cost your cat his life.

4. Nothing can trigger feline bladder disease; it is a normal part of being a cat. It is NOT normal in cats. Your cat could have a serious disease that is the underlying problem or there could be triggers in his life that have caused his bladder disease.

Stressful events such as moving, severe weather, a new family member, or the loss of a family member can even cause bladder disease. To prevent it, try to minimize stressful events in your cat's life and make sure your cat leads a healthy lifestyle.

5. Herbs can be helpful in treating cat bladder disease. You might be tempted to try home herbal remedies for curing your cat's bladder problems but you need to realize that herbs can often be just as dangerous as conventional medication.

Herbs are very powerful and herbal supplements are often manufactured in unregulated facilities. If you want to give your cat a safe, effective remedy that is proven to be side effect free, use a homeopathic remedy.

Unlike herbs, homeopathic remedies only contain minute amounts of natural ingredients so they are very safe. They work because they awaken your cat's inherent healing abilities.

In order to effectively get rid of cat bladder disease once and for all, keep these myths in mind. It's easy to be misled by all of the misinformation out there. For this reason so many pet owners lose their cats to such a treatable illness.

In order to keep your cat healthy and disease free, don't fall for all of the lies and myths. Stay informed and make sure you take the proper steps towards diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

John Paduchak is a pet enthusiast and webmaster of and Throughout his life, John grew up on a 140 acre farm in upstate NY and had pet friends of many varieties. Now he currently has 3 cats, freshwater tropical fish, & 4 hermit crabs that he shares with his daughter, Marie. A strong supporter of naturopathy for pets he publishes articles on their care and training.

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