Your cat in perfectly trained to use the litter box as she has been for many years. Over a period of a couple of days you notice your cat is not using the litter box , but instead is urinating every where else in the house except in the litter box. In addition to this, if your cat shows signs of straining when attempting to urinate and you find traces of blood in your cats urine, your cat surely has a problem.
Seeing blood in cat urine is very serious and indicates that your cat has a feline urinary tract infection. These feline urinary problems need immediate attention. Your next stop is at the vet clinic to get a diagnoses as to what is causing these feline urinary problems and how to remedy them. Seeing blood in cat urine can be frightening.
Here some of the ways to help determine wether your cat sick with a feline urinary tract infection:
1-The frequency in which your cat urinates wether it be more or less often indicates a sign of trouble.
2-The fact that your cat is not using the litter box. There is a reason behind this and it has to do with associating pain with the use of the litter box. When feline urinary tract problems exist in the form of a UTI, it is very painful to urinate. Your cat thinks the litter box is causing the pain and chooses other places to relieve herself.
3-If your cat strains to urinate and make sounds like she is in pain is a sure telling sign of a feline urinary tract infection. At this point, traces of blood are commonly visible in the urine and as I mentioned previously, blood in cat urine means immediate attention is necessary.
4- Blockage may occur with a feline urinary tract infection whereas your cat is having problems urinating at all. This sign needs immediate attention at your vet's clinic or it could be fatal.
5-When a cat constantly grooms his or her genital more often than usual, this is another sign to beware of for detecting a feline urinary tract infection.
Your pet cat is part of your family and depends on you for all it's necessities and care. It is especially important to be aware of your pets medical problems and treat them accordingly swiftly and accurately.
A feline urinary tract infection should not be taken lightly. It is a condition that occurs frequently in both cats and dogs and has to be treated as quickly as possible in order to avoid extended problems of the bladder and kidneys.
Most vets choose to use an antibiotic to treat the infection while homeopathic vets choose natural remedies to fix the problem. Some vet use both in that they use antibiotic to help cure the feline urinary tract infection and natural remedies to assure that they won't have to deal with recurring infections. Whatever the treatment you choose, make sure your cat gets the treatment it needs to cure your cats urinary problems.
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.