Ever wondered how to find out if your cat has a urinary tract infection? At first, it can be difficult to figure out when your cat has UTIs because cats are very tolerant of pain. However, there are some symptoms of feline urinary tract infections that are serious red flags. The 5 symptoms listed are unmistakable signs that your cat has UTI or urethral obstruction, so watch for them.
1. Of all the cat’s urinary symptoms, the most common are urinating in the wrong places and urinating outside the litter box. Age can sometimes be a factor as older cats often suffer from urinary incontinence, but it is safe to say that if you notice that your cat often urinates outside his litter box, the cause is a bladder infection. This is because your cat associates urinary pain with a litter box. Urinary obstruction can also cause this symptom. It is important that you help your cat to heal and return to normal by following a healthy diet, lifestyle and homeopathic treatment.
2. Another symptom of a cat urinary tract infection that needs attention is the smell in the urine. Cats whose urine does not breathe properly may have an imbalance in pH and bacteria in their urine. Bacteria infect the urinary tract and cause the smell of urine. Failure to treat the disease quickly can have serious consequences for your cat’s health. Make sure your cat drinks enough fresh, filtered water to eliminate harmful bacteria.
3. If your cat’s stomach is tender and you notice other urinary symptoms of a fishy cat, you can be almost certain that your cat has a UTI. Inflammation of the bladder can occur in both cats and males. The best way to relieve this painful symptom is to take a homeopathic remedy. Also, make sure your cat is eating healthy and stress-free so that the symptoms do not get worse.
4. Blood in the urine is an unmistakable sign that your cat is suffering from a serious infection, urinary crystals, or a disease such as fatty liver disease. This will cause your cat pain to urinate, and the condition can be especially dangerous for old cats. If you notice bloody urine, be sure to bring your cat to the vet. If you are unsure, ask your cat to urinate on a light colored surface for blood traces. Immediate attention should be paid to symptoms of feline urinary tract infection such as this.
5. Is your cat crying more than usual? Does he or she frequently lick his genitals? These urinary symptoms in cats may be a sign that she is in pain and trying to relieve pain. Infections, urethral obstruction or inflammation can cause this type of pain.