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- Your Cat Might Have Urinary Incontinence
- Or Urinary Tract Infection
- Treatment Of Urinary Incontinence
Your Cat Might Have Urinary Incontinence
If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms and fear that your cat might have urinary incontinence, contact your vet immediately. In most of the cases, your cat will need prescribed medication.
Or Urinary Tract Infection
Here are basically 5 of the most common signals that point to your cat having a urinary tract infection, and you should always see your vet as soon as possible after noticing any of these:
If your cat is urinating out of the litter box
Staying away from the litter box might be a sign that your cat is experiencing pain that he associates with it. This can be a sign of many other things (like cat not liking the new scent of the litter). To be sure, you should rule out medical issues with your vet first.
If your cat is urinating more frequently than usual
If you’ve noticed that your cat has been urinating so often that sometimes there is even hardly any fluid coming out, this might be a sign of a partial or complete blockage of your cat’s urethra. This can be very serious, and you should visit your vet immediately.
If your cat is peeing blood and experiencing pain when peeing
Has your cat been experiencing pain when being picked up, crying or having blood in the urine? These are all very serious symptoms and you should see your vet immediately if you notice any of them.
If your cat has been licking his private parts more than usual
More licking than usual can lead to secondary irritation
If your cat has been experiencing any loss of appetite or/and cranky behavior
These can point to many different things, but it’s always best to see a vet after noticing them. Basically, any signs that your cat hasn’t been himself lately might point to a urinary tract infection.
Treatment Of Urinary Incontinence
If your cat has also had inflammation, your vet might prescribe topical ointments and antibiotics.
If you’ve noticed that your cat has been leaking urine while resting or having problems controlling his pee. Or if it is experiencing pain while peeing, don’t wait. In some cases, minutes and hours can make a huge difference. Visit your vet immediately.
In most cases, cats suffering from incontinence will respond well to prescribed medications and will fully recover in no time.