How Do You Treat A Cats Bladder Infection?
Cat urinary tract and bladder infections, also known as FLUTD and cystitis, have a variety of causes and symptoms. Proper treatment depends on an accurate, timely diagnosis. This article outlines the common causes and best treatments for these conditions. Recognize the usual causes of bladder infections. An infection can be caused the following: bacterial infection, high ash and mineral content in dry food, dehydration and stress. Recognize the symptoms of cat urinary problems, such as excessive straining or squatting when using the litter box, frequent or absent urination, unusual meowing or crying while urinating, urinating outside of the litter box (particularly on hard cool surfaces), bloody urine, excessive cleaning of genitals, vomiting and depression. Take the cat to the veterinarian for an examination. The vet will feel for bladder stones and press on the bladder to see if a blockage is preventing urine release. If a blockage is present, the vet will insert a needle into the bl