Cats are like that wise old aunt who just knows what not to say at just the right moment. When come to our pets, so much is said without saying a thing. That communication goes both ways. Just like the way your cat senses that you’re having a rough patch and just absolutely insist that you make time to scratch their back right now, and you know what? Their right. Somehow that openly solicited back scratching made you both feel better. Well unfortunately not all pains can be communicated so easily. Feline Urinary Disease is more common than most would think and it’s not something that they can tell you about with a look.Here are few early warning signs, treatments and preventative measures.
Early Signs & Treatment Feline Urinary Disease
- Frequent Trips: If it seems like your cat is hitting the box more than usual, you might want to start looking for the other signs.
- Crying At The Box: If your cat sounds like it’s in pain when peeing, it a definite red flag.
- Excessive Licking: We all know cats clean themselves by licking and wiping. But if they seem to be lingering around the groin you might want to check it out.
- Going Outside Box: Sometime cats just get moody and show their spite for not having a clean enough box. but if it’s combined with some these other issues and you keep a clean box for your baby. More red flags.
If your cat is showing any combination of two or more these symptoms, then get them to your local vet for a thorough examination. These could be signs of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease or FLUTD. FLUTD is the most common form of urinary disease in felines. this is often associated with inflammation of the bladder, irritation of the urinary tract and can even form crystals that can block the urinary tract. If you think your cat may be prone to urinary infection then the best preventive measure is a proper diet. Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Diets make meals catered to the specific dietary needs our pets. In this case it’s UR Urinary® St/Ox. Specially formulated for cats that have been diagnosed with or have the symptoms of FLUTD. It promotes increased water intake and produces an unfavorable environment for the development of urinary tract crystals.
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