Cat urinary tract infection (CUTI) is a fairly new term, having been created only recently in the veterinary field. Prior to 2011, most vets taught their clients how to care for and prevent CUTI in the general population cats.
However, in recent years, more and more vets have been treating CUTI patients as it has become more common. This is due to increased awareness of this condition and the increased difficulty in maintaining a healthy cat with CUTI.
This article will talk about how to aid in the cure and management of a cat with CITI, but will not treat how to do this for an individual cat. Instead, this article will discuss how to apply these tips on a group basis.
Never try to clean your cat’s urinary tract infection with anything hot or rough. Even the gentle use of a eraser can burn a cat!
Instead, you can try trying to avoid causing irritation. For instance, if you have water available, then by all means use it! If you have medication available, even if it is short-term (3–6 weeks), then yeah, take advantage of that.
If possible to avoid avoiding things, like not giving your cat any water or nutrition that contains sugar or Pharmacy Grade antibiotics, then do so. However, never ever give your cat anything that might hurt him or make him sick as a whole- if you think it might be medication for another pet, you would have to change yours as well to avoid this issue.
Never give any pain medication unless your cat does not seem comfortable with the pain and does not show signs of wanting it. If he does seem comfortable with it and seems happy with it, then maybe it belongs.
Tea tree oil
A common remedy for urinary tract infection is tea tree oil. This oil has antimicrobial properties, which help fight off bacteria that invade the urinary tract.
Tea tree oil is a petroleum product, making it difficult to use in most treatment plans. However, because it works so well as a disinfectant, it can be used alongside other products.
Because it is an oil, tea tree can be difficult to apply. If your cat has a bladder infection, you must put the tea tree oil on one week before any other medication is applied.
To use, place a small amount of tea tree oil on your cat’s genitals and around the incision. Then, place a plastic bag over the top of the oil and let sit for an hour or two until the disinfectant spreads with the Oil.
A vitamin C upper is not a bad idea and can help reduce the chance of infection in your cat. While dogs do not get their bladders full of water like cats do, this does not mean that cats do not need this vitamin.
Some animals, such as rabbits, are prone to bladder infections. Because of this, you should never give your cat any antibiotic unless it is for a dog or teenager type of animal.
Antibiotics can sometimes cause side effects such as nausea and/or vomiting, changes in appetite, dry skin and coat, diarrhea, fatigue and sometimes even lowseasoning, which makes it sound worse like death.
But despite the possible danger they could be at risk for that is an important time to give them their daily dose of vitamin C to fight off infection. This helps reduce the chance of infection passing from animal to human and continuing the healing process.
A common home remedy for bladder infection is to sip a cup of hot tea every few hours. The caffeine helps stimulate the bladder muscles, breaking up the infection.
It also may help loosen up the skin around the bladder, making it more susceptible to infection.
As with any medication or medication-based treatment, be sure to told your vet if you have a bladder infection, as she may need to make additional visits.
Herlyn, my young partner in crime, had his urinary tract infection cured in just one visit! He was miserable for about a week before that happened, so be patient with him if he seems uncomfortable during his treatment.
His fever was high and hurt, so we gave him a pain reliever and ice packs to help reduce any pain. His entire body shook with each contraction of his muscle cells to break down the fluid in his urine.
A non-meat diet is the best remedy for a cat with urinary tract infection. Most cats do not like to eat meat, and if they do, then only you can make sure they get enough protein in their diet.
Many cats have poor appetite and cannot find enough food to consume. This is why you need to pay attention to their eating and ensure that they are eating enough protein in their food.
A minimum of 4 meals per day is needed to keep your cat healthy. Using a special diet is the best solution as your cat will not get enough food if they do not eat enough.
When buying a special diet for your cat, stay away from foods that are high in carbohydrates or those with too many nutrients missing such as sugar or salt as these may make your pet feel sick.
Make your cat urinate after eating
This is not a cure, but make your cat urine after eating more often may help reduce infection. If your cat has a urinary tract infection, he or she should go outside at least once per day to let it get out.
Outside play is important for socialization and exercising the cats’ muscles. Playmates should be selected with care, since animals can have serious urinary tract infections.
Some animals are more comfortable with specific toys than others, so playing with your cats should also take into account which toys they prefer.
If you notice your cat is passing urine any differently or if they are having any symptoms of urinary tract infection, then they may be suffering from this condition. Take them to the vet as soon as possible to determine if this remedy works.
Change the litter box location
Most cats need a different litter box location every time they have an infection in their urinary tract. This may be due to over—coming urges to use the same location as before, or being restricted to it due to symptoms.
If your cat is using the same box location across infections, then you should also provide a different environment for meeting and excreting. A separate area should be large enough for your cat to travel around in, and have a cover that can be removed without removing too much of the deposit.
It is important to keep an eye out for any changes in appetite or behavior, as anything looking like crystals or dried blood could be proof that your cat was infected withidium.
Clean the litter box thoroughly
Most cats will not be prompted to go the loo outside if there is a lot of scent in the litter box. This is due to the Association of Leash and Cat instructors (ALC) certified that cats prefer the outdoors to use the outdoors as a bathroom.
So, if your cat loves going out the door, make sure he or she has a chance to go out the door by using a non-clumping toilet paper and keeping an open window for air flow.
Additionally, check the filters on your vacuum every month to see if there is debris stuck in it. If so, replace it quickly! A quick trip to Walmart or Good Year store may be all your have time for if you try these tips out.