Boy, did I learn a valuable lesson. My cat was lethargic and strange, so I got worried and took her to the vet. Turns out she had a urinary tract infection that had gone all the way to her kidneys! My vet told me that if he had waited any longer, my poor cat would have died. That was a wake-up call for me and made me realize that in order to keep my cat safe, I needed to learn what the signs and symptoms of Cat UTI were so I could spot it quickly. Here are 8 ways to tell if your cat has a UTI before it’s too late.
1. If your cat winces in pain when urinating, this is a definite sign of cat urinary problems. It is important to know how your cat normally behaves in order to spot any unusual behavior.
2. Excessive brushing of the genitals can be a sign of cat urinary infection, especially if your cat cries while brushing.
3. Does your cat urinate more or less often than usual? Take note of any changes in urination patterns.
4. Dehydration can be one of the first signs of urinary problems in cats, so if you notice your cat drinking more water than usual, your cat may be suffering from a urinary tract infection.
5. Let your cat urinate on a light colored surface. If you see traces of blood in your cat’s urine, it is most likely a sign of a cat urinary infection. Take your cat to a veterinarian for immediate diagnosis.
6. If your cat urinates outside his litter box, it is a sign of urinary problems. This happens because your cat associates the pain of urinating with the litter box and therefore tries to avoid it at all costs.
7. If your cat has a fever and pain in the abdomen when picked up, this is also a symptom of UTI that you should be concerned about. Lethargy is a sign of the later stages of uti.
8. If your cat completely stops urinating, it is a serious red flag and you should take your cat to the vet immediately. If your cat goes even 3-4 days without urinating, it can be fatal.
In conclusion, if you want to treat your cat’s urinary tract infection before it’s too late, it’s important to be aware of these signs and symptoms. Cat urinary tract infection can be fatal if not treated early. However, the best way to treat these symptoms is at home with a homeopathic remedy before they get out of control. Your first step should be to go to a vet and get a correct diagnosis. You can then administer a homeopathic remedy and make some important lifestyle changes. By doing so, you can kill two birds with one stone and treat the infection while preventing recurrence.