Cat Urinary Tract Infection

Normally, cats don’t just wake up one day and decide to urinate in odd places to frustrate their owners. If your kitty is wetting on the floor or other places, may be the problem. Cat urinary tract infection is painful, messy – and potentially fatal.

Cat Urinary Tract Infection Can Be Fatal

There are two types of cat UTI; obstructive and non-obstructive. The non-obstructive type responds well to medication and kitty will be as good as new in a few days.

However, the obstructive type of cat UTI is a serious condition and if left untreated, it can be fatal. When the normal flow of urine is obstructed, toxins build up in your cat’s blood and uremic poisoning sets in. If the urethra becomes completely blocked, the kidneys can’t remove toxins from the blood. If the obstruction is not relieved, the cat will lose consciousness and die. The time from complete obstruction to death is about forty-eight hours.


Cat Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms

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Cat UTI is painful. If you’ve ever had a bladder infection, you understand the pain and burning sensation. Often, kitty associates the pain with the litter box, so when a cat urinates in odd places, kitty is looking for relief from the pain associated with the litter box.

And because cats lick their wounds to clean them, frequent genital licking is another sign of cat urinary tract infection.

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What Causes Cat Urinary Tract Infection?

There are many causes of cat urinary tract infection. Bacterial and viral infections, bladder stones, allergy and cystitis can cause cat UTI. If the bladder isn’t emptied regularly, that can lead to cat urinary tract infection, too. So if your kitty doesn’t like to share the box, or doesn’t like to go when the box is dirty, those can indirectly lead to cat UTI.

Lack of exercise and obesity also increase the risk of developing cat urinary tract infection. And – sad to say – a lot of commercial dry cat foods are very alkaline and contribute to development of cat urinary tract infection… which is why we only recommend cat food that supports urinary tract health.

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Cat UTI Can Recur…

It’s important to know that cat urinary tract infection can continue to recur, so the issue is not just curing your cat, but making sure the cat UTI doesn’t come back. If your cat has a feline urinary tract infection, or you’re concerned about preventing the possibility, you’ve come to the right place.

Here at the Cat Bladder blog you can find informational articles and videos describing how to recognize the symptoms of feline urinary tract infection, what to do to treat it, and tips on how to prevent it from coming back – because even in cat health, we believe that prevention is the best medicine.

We also believe that only natural, herbal, holistic remedies are best. Natural medicine for cat health problems is as safe and sensible as it is for humans. You’ll find the natural products we use and recommend here .

Urinary infections in cats can be treated, cured, and prevented. Take a moment to read about cat urinary tract infection (cat UTI) on our site – and contact us if you have any questions!

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