: Feline Urinary
Feline Urinary Tract Infection
Here's 5 Simple Clues to Spotting a Cat Urinary Tract Infection
you ever wondered how your cat would tell you that she was
suffering from a feline urinary tract infection? Here are 5
messages from your cat telling you she has this problem and tips
on how to deal with a cat urinary tract infection.
You have experienced a urinary tract infection (UTI) sometime
in your life. You had that burning, itchy nag down in your lower
tract and remembered your Mother prescribing cranberry juice for
you to drink. While cranberries helped relieve your distress,
just what would your cat do if she had a similar infection?
Your cat's urinary tract infection is likely to be related to her physiology, but it presents itself as a behavioral problem in your cat.
Your cat experiences extreme pain as she strains to urinate. At
the same time she fears the consequences of elimination - a burning
sensation and itching - just like humans experience. Since your cat
fears pain, she changes her behavior. This often means she changes
her potty behavior.
5 Messages From Your Cat Indicating Feline Urinary Tract Infection
1) Prolonged licking in the genital area
2) Urinating outside of the litter box
3) Biting or nibbling at the tail or rear-end
4) Fidgety and spastic episodes
5) Withdrawn or 'turned inward' behavior
If your notice your cat is licking her genital area a lot more
than normal, she is sending you a message. If you discover that your
cat has urinated on the kitchen tile, basement floor or even in the
bathtub - these are messages which aren't hard to spot. Also take
note of any trace blood in the urine.
Wherever she may potty, don't scold her, but recognize that these
are clues she's leaving behind indicating a cat urinary tract
infection. This way you reduce chances that she suffers longer than
Better yet, help your cat stick to a simple pet health care
program that actually prevents feline urinary tract infections.
There are a several natural solutions you can find that prevent this
painful and chronic problem in your cat.