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Urinary Tract Infections In Cats




Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common occurrence in cats, and can be very uncomfortable and even dangerous if left untreated. UTIs occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract and cause an infection. Symptoms of a UTI in cats include frequent urination, pain when urinating, and blood or pus in the urine. If left untreated, a UTI can cause serious health complications.



Symptoms of UTI’s in cats

It is important to be aware of the symptoms of UTIs in cats so that you can seek veterinary care as soon as possible.


The most common symptom of a UTI in cats is frequent and/or painful urination. Your cat may also display signs of discomfort or pain when urinating, and may urinate outside of the litter box. Additionally, your cat may have a decreased appetite, and may seem lethargic or have a fever.


Treatment

If you suspect your cat has a UTI, it is important to take them to the vet as soon as possible. Your vet will be able to diagnose the infection and prescribe the appropriate treatment. Treatment usually involves antibiotics and other medications to help reduce the inflammation and discomfort. It is also important to make sure your cat is drinking plenty of water to help flush out the infection. Additionally, it is important to keep your cat’s litter box clean to help prevent UTIs.



How to prevent

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent UTIs in cats.


First, make sure your cat is well hydrated. Provide ample fresh water for your cat, and consider adding wet food to their diet. Wet food helps to add moisture to your cat’s diet, and can help keep their urinary tract healthy. Powdered beef bone broth made for pets adds collagen and encourages drinking water. Bladder health supplements that contain D-mannose, cranberry, glucosamine and marshmallow root help prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall, fortify the bladder wall and allow nature to flush out the pathogens.


Additionally, make sure your cat’s litter box is clean and accessible. If your cat has to strain to use the litter box, it can cause irritation and lead to UTIs.


Finally, take your cat to the vet regularly for checkups. Your vet can monitor your cat’s urinary tract health, and can detect any issues early.

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