Urine infections in cats: symptoms, treatment and prevention


Written by: Ildefonso Gómez Herrera April 21, 2017 No comments 2 minutes

The bad of urine infections is that, if a series of steps are not followed, they are difficult to identify. In addition, in cats this task is doubly complicated because they are independent animals, sometimes solitary, and they hardly show what happens to them. Of course, there are methods to know if the pet has a urine infection. And it would be convenient to meet them.

First of all you have to know that urine infections include any type of ailment or disease that affects the bladder or urethra. They are usually easy to treat, without going into more serious moments. Of course, you have to address the problem at the right time to prevent it from spreading.

The cats will present several symptom that will make us think they have a urine infection. They will usually urinate with difficulty, in small quantities, and even complaining when doing so. Do not forget that in most cases they will lick in the genital area, which hurts. On the other hand, we can also see how sometimes they urinate outside the box, with liquid in which blood is included, and with a rather strong smell. The animal may have vomiting, diarrhea and lack of appetite.

If you have a urine infection, it is advisable to serve only small amounts of food, clean and filtered water, if possible, and keep the sandbox clean. It is not necessary to make changes to the usual routine.

As we have said, urine infections are easy to treat, so you should not have any problems about it. Yes, We recommend in most cases that you go to the veterinarian in order that I can recommend some additional treatment.

Treatment for urine infection in cats

Forget about going to the doctor and diagnosing your pet on your own. In the presence of any symptoms, You should visit the veterinarian and have the relevant tests. If you don't have a trusted professional yet, check out these tips for choosing a veterinarian.

You will have to perform blood tests and take urine samples, both to know if you have crystals, inflammatory cells, see the state of the urine and rule out other diseases.

He Treatment for urine infection will depend on the specific pathology. If the cat has a bacterial infection, it will have to be medicated with antibiotics.

If the cat suffers from cystitis, the goal is to relieve pain by administering medication to relax and avoid obstructions in the urinary tract. In addition to reducing stress with physical activity and pheromones.

An important part of the treatment is bet on a wetter diet , and thus control the amount of urine.

If your cat has a blocked urethra, the solution in this case is surgical and usually urgent. At this point, urine does not flow normally. After such an operation, your little one will be admitted a few days to monitor their progress and will be being medicated intravenously.

In the case that they find calculations, it will also have to be operated (depending on the type), although many times, if not the problem is not advanced with a change of diet and habits, it is more than enough.

It is very important that you respect the treatment until the end, especially if your cat is prone to urine infections.

Is it possible to prevent infection of urine in cats?

You must adopt a fluid communication with your veterinarian, so you can prevent before the problem is serious. Ask him about the most appropriate diet for your little one.

In general, it is convenient that you are informed about the most appropriate feeding for your cat.

Keep water in mind. It is basic to purify and clean the body. You should encourage your cat to always hydrate. A good option is to opt for automatic drinkers.

Keep track of your urination. Have a notebook near your tray and control your habit of urinating. So you can know every day if you piss and at what time approximately. I have been doing it with my cat for two years and it is not a drama. This data collection keeps you alert and makes you see clearly if something happens.

It is very important that your cat do it frequently. Do not forget that it is one of the few ways you have expel toxins from the body. Try to have your bathroom always impeccable, so that it does not affect your routine.

Do the impossible to respect your cat's living space. Minimize changes, avoid unnecessary transfers. Fight because your cat lives without stress.

You can do a lot for your life partner. Make sure he lives happy, calm and healthy.

What is the cause of these urinary tract diseases?

Infections, inflammations and obstructions are caused by the presence or not of blood or other foreign agents in the urinary tract.

These diseases can be caused by a wide variety of factors and can also be a manifestation of a disease already developed in the body.

    • Factors that predispose to stress : change of house, arrival of a new member to the family, absence of their human reference, presence of strangers, among others.

    • Sedentary and obesity>. They can cause urinary infections, since by slowing down internal processes, the body is no longer able to eliminate waste. Urethral obstruction in males is more frequent in young adults who live in confined spaces and have little chance of exercising.

  • A little acidic and uncontrolled pH in the urine can increase magnesium levels to a dangerous point. This can lead to the formation of phosphate crystals that can precipitate in the urine and cause urolithiasis (urinary stones). This is caused by poor diet, especially diets without control of minerals and low digestibility.

This article is only informative, Actuality Pets we have no power to diagnose or prescribe. Please, if your cat has a health problem, Go to a veterinary professional.