A cat UTI is more common in female cats than male cats.
However, male cats can have serious complications from UTIs as well.
Cats diagnosed with idiopathic cystitis can also have crystal formation. Male cats may experience blockage in their narrow urethras, which can become deadly.
Urinary tract infections occur when bacteria grows in the bladder.
UTIs and bladder infections usually cause physical discomfort, although some show no signs at all.
Cats with UTIs typically exhibit:
- Blood in urine
- Discomfort before, during or after urination
- Using the litter box with increased frequency
- Urination “accidents”
- Increased water consumption
If your cat exhibits any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
At Home Cat UTI Treatment
Practical measure for treating your cat’s UTI may include:
- Increasing the number of litter boxes
- Behavioral enrichment
- Pheromone therapy
- Dietary modification
A dietary supplement with beneficial natural ingredients may help too.
Learn about the following natural remedies to alleviate your pet’s bladder symptoms.
Parsley leaf is a diuretic that can aid in the elimination of waste.
The leaves also have antiseptic qualities.
Cranberries contain a multitude of beneficial compounds and vitamins.
Glucosamine helps replenish a compound found in the lining of the bladder wall called glycosaminoglycans (GAG).
Chondroitin can protect the GAG from being broken down.
Juniper berries are excellent for treating UTIs.
Their antibacterial and antifungal properties fight the infection, while a volatile oil component of the berry helps filter the kidneys.
The berries’ diuretic effect increases urine flow, helping to flush out infection by diluting the urine and cleansing the bacteria.
Also, juniper berries are anti-inflammatory, providing pain relief for bladder infections and UTIs.
The root of the marshmallow plant is an antimicrobial, demulcent, emollient, hypoglycemic and immunostimulant.
It also acts as a diuretic, increasing the flow of urine.
In vitro studies using extracts of uva ursi leaf demonstrate antimicrobial activity against UTI-causing organisms.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Giving your cat a small dose of apple cider vinegar can alleviate symptoms within a few days.
Contact your veterinarian for proper dosing.
Powerful Tools to Help Your Cat’s Urinary Tract & Bladder Challenges
There are many quick and easy changes you can make at home to help you give your cat an edge on easing urinary tract challenges.
- Learn more about cat urinary tract health challenges.
- Provide bladder support. PET | TAO Soothe Bladder is a blend of herbs and supplements working together to soothe your cat’s bladder and urinary tract.
- Consider a cooling diet. A cooling cat food recipe cools inflammation caused by infection. Make sure to discuss any dietary changes with your holistic vet.
- Try PET | TAO Freeze Dried Beef Kidney Treats. According to TCVM, kidney controls kidney, bladder, and urinary tract functions. As few as 5-6 treats per day can make a huge difference in your cat’s urinary tract and bladder health.
- Learn more about TCVM Herbal Remedies. Chinese medicine offers many amazing natural solutions for canine bladder and urinary health challenges.
- A good example is: