Cat owners should keep their cat’s physical well-being in mind and be quick to treat any illnesses or conditions that come up. How can you spot a urinary tract infection in your cat?
Pain During Urination
Cats that are in good health should not have any trouble passing urine, but if it becomes clear that your cat is experiencing a great deal of pain while urinating, or she attempts to urinate and nothing or just a very small amount is passed, this is a clear sign of a urinary tract infection. Blood in the urine also points to a urinary tract infection.
Excessive Grooming of the Genitals
Grooming is as common in cats as purring and helps to keep cats in tip-top condition each day as they clean and groom themselves. However, if your cat starts to excessively groom her genital region for prolonged periods of time, she could be experiencing the pain and discomfort of a urinary tract infection. Crying while grooming their genital region is another indication of a urinary tract infection.
Whenever your cat stops using the litter tray correctly or urinates inappropriately outside onto the tile, carpet or rug, you should not rule out infection. Some of the most common causes are clear and simple such as a dirty litter tray, but if the problem persists after you have cleaned the litter tray, you should not rule out a urinary tract infection. If your cat starts to associate the litter tray with pain and discomfort, it will usually shy away from relieving itself inside the litter tray and will look for an alternative location to urinate and defecate.
What Should You Do If You Suspect Your Cat Has a Urinary Tract Infection?
If your cat has started to exhibit some unusual symptoms, such as pain during urination, excessive grooming of the genitals and inappropriate urination, you should take your cat to the veterinarian to be examined as soon as possible. The veterinarian will be able to let you know what is wrong with your cat and give you a prescription for the urinary tract infection.
Urinary tract infections are extremely painful. If you suspect that your cat has a urinary tract infection, make an appointment to see the veterinarian as soon as possible.
Nativeremedies.com, Symptoms of urinary tract infection in cats, by Tessa Thompson.