Tips About Cats – Remedies for Cat Urinary Track Infection

Top Four Home Remedies for Treating a Cat Urinary Tract Infection

By Claude West “The Cat Man”

As a pet owner, you can usually tell when something is wrong with your cat.  Changes in

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diet, activity, behavior and sleep patterns can all be signs that your cat is having health issues; these changes also play a key role in figuring out what the problem is.  This means that if your cat is acting different, and you suspect a cat urinary tract infection, you’ve probably noticed things like:

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  • Obvious pain when urinating, including crying when urinating
  • Blood in the urine, small amounts of urine, or no urine at all
  • Excessive grooming of genitals
  • Urinating outside the litter box
  • Spotted urine in the box like raindrops
  • Starts spraying or a puddle away from the litter box

If you have noticed that your cat is showing these behaviors, then he or she most likely has a cat urinary tract infection, and needs treatment.  There are two options for treatment – you can take your cat to the veterinarian and get him or her on medication, or you can use a home remedy.  If you are on a budget and your cat’s UTI (urinary tract infection) does not seem too bad, then you may want to try home remedies for cats before going to the veterinarian.  Following are the top four home remedies that are best for treating a cat urinary tract infection:

  1. Store bought remedies.  Medications such as Better Bladder Control and UTI Free are available to purchase from pet stores for treating cat urinary tract infections, and are both safe and effective.
  2. Home remedies.  Cranberry juice is effective at treating cat urinary tract infections because it stops bacteria from sticking to the lining of the bladder.  Vitamin C is also effective at treating cat urinary tract infections because it strengthens the lining of the bladder and has anti-inflammatory properties.
  3. Prevention.  When treating urinary tract infections it is important to make lifestyle changes to make sure it does not happen again.  This includes encouraging hygiene by providing more than one litter box, keeping all litter boxes clean, making sure your cat gets enough exercise, and always providing bottled water.  Bottled water is free of chlorine and fluoride that can be toxic to cats over time.
  4. Provide a healthy diet.  Urine pH changes from your cat’s diet and with certain foods can give your cat’s urine high and unsafe pH levels.  High pH levels lead to urinary tract infections.  To avoid this, feed your cat a well-balanced diet and do not allow him or her constant access to food.  Stop feeding your cat dried food because it is one of the reasons your cat has urinary tract infections.  You can try feeding your cat foods that support urinary tract health.  Pro Plan, Purina and Nine Lives are just three of the many brands of cat food that sell cat food that support urinary health.

My best recommendation is to convert your cat from commercial pet foods to natural whole raw foods.  Here are several great sites that have both dehydrated and frozen raw foods.  This first site has over 1000 products for cats and dogs.  The second site is focused on pet food for cats and dogs.  Purchases from all of my recommends help support animal shelters and I provide coupons so it is cheaper to go through my affiliate links than going direct.

You should always check with your professional pet caregiver as to treatments and dosages for your animal.  I always like to buy standardized tonics so I do not have to worry about giving it too much at one time.  Here is a site that I recommend for herbal tonics for most any ailment your cat has.  Professional web sites are addressing home care and remedies including the site Web MD for pets.

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6 Responses to Tips About Cats – Remedies for Cat Urinary Track Infection

  1. claudew says:

    Nic,

    Passing blood is not a good thing and should be checked by a qualified veterinarian. I like holistic veterinarians myself but I recommend you have kitty checked out.

    Here is a quick tip to Google: D-Mannose

    D-Mannose is a simple sugar that encapsulates bacteria not allowing them to attach to the bladder and get flushed out when kitty pee’s. This is a relatively safe compound usually found for human use for the same issue, bladder infection. I normally is sold as a powder in a 500mg capsule.

    My vet recommended 1/4th of that mixed in water and given by mouth via syringe twice a day. If you mix with food it may combine with other stuff and not be as effective. I use a baby suction syringe found at most pharmacies.

    MAJOR POINT: never allow kitty’s head to point up when giving liquids. Always down or level to the floor so it will swallow rather than inhale the liquid.

    Best regards,

    Claude West (The Cat Man)

  2. Nic m says:

    My cats been having urinary issues. She is still going just fine and eating and drinking just fine. She still has a lot of energy and isn’t crying or anything strange. The only bad thing is she has blood in her urine and has been peeing in weird places. I changed her dry food to wet food and there has been a lot of construction going on at our place. The blood in urine comes and goes so not sure if she needs to go to the vet or not.

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  4. Excellent post. I will be going through some of these issues as well..

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  6. It might of course be more serious than a UTI, I’ve had a cat who got crystals in the bladder and had exactly the same symptoms, she had to be on meds for the rest of her life, though on the meds she had a full and happy life.
    Kidney failure is the big nasty of course, I took on an elderly cat who had just been dumped [the neighbours found out] because she needed an expensive course of treatment, being thrown out when it was several degrees below zero put a lot of strain on her however and she only lived 3 months, she became very ill and the vet felt that we’d fought all we could and the time had come. Purrdita will always have a special place in our hearts though, she was so loving. I hate people who will betray their pets like that, it brings out my homicidal side. Thinking of her at this time of year as she turned up through our cat flap on Christmas Day two years ago.

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