Ever wondered how to figure out if your cat has a urinary tract infection? It can be difficult at first to figure out when your cat is suffering from a UTI since cats are highly tolerant to pain. However, there are some cat urinary tract infections symptoms that are serious red flags. The 5 symptoms listed are surefire signs that your cat is suffering from a UTI or urethral obstruction so keep an eye out for them.
1. Of all cat urinary symptoms, urinating in inappropriate places and urinating outside of the litter box are the most common. Sometimes age can be a factor since older cats often suffer from urinary incontinence but it’s safe to say that if you notice your cat urinating outside of his litter box frequently, a bladder infection is the cause. This happens because your cat associates the pain of urination with the litter box. An obstruction of the urethra can cause this symptom as well. It’s important that you help your cat heal and return to normal through a healthy diet, lifestyle, and homeopathic treatment.
2. Other cat urinary tract infection symptoms to watch out for include foul-smelling urine. Cats that have foul smelling urine probably have a pH imbalance and bacteria in their urinary tract. Bacteria infect the urinary tract and cause urine to smell bad. If not treated quickly, the condition could have serious consequences for your cat’s health. Make sure your cat drinks enough fresh, filtered water to flush out harmful bacteria.
3. If your cat’s abdomen is tender and you notice other fishy cat urinary symptoms, you can be almost sure that your cat is suffering from a UTI. Inflammation of the bladder can occur in both male and female cats. The best way to alleviate this painful symptom is through administering a homeopathic remedy. Also make sure your cat has a healthy diet and stress free lifestyle so the symptoms aren’t aggravated.
4. Blood in the urine is a definite sign that your cat is suffering from a serious infection, crystals in the urinary tract, or a disease such as fatty liver disease. It will cause your cat pain to pee and the condition can be especially life-threatening for old cats. Make sure to take your cat to the veterinarian if you notice bloody urine. If you aren’t sure, have your cat pee on a light-colored surface so you can spot traces of blood. Cat urinary tract infection symptoms such as this need immediate attention.
5. Is your cat crying more than usually? Is he or she licking his genitals often? These cat urinary symptoms could be a sign that she is in pain and trying to soothe the pain. Infections, urethral obstruction, or inflammation could cause this type of pain.