What Should You Do If Your Cat Has a Thickened Bladder?

So, you have come to know that your cat has thickened bladder which is causing it a great deal of discomfort. Now, you have a lot of questions. Is it a serious problem? Can it be treated? Can it be prevented? In this article, you will find the answers to all your questions.

Is it a serious problem?

Not really. It is one of the common problems that can affect any cat. Thickened bladder, in fact, is not a disease. It is a symptom which indicates that something is wrong with your cat's urinary bladder. In most cases, it indicates the presence of a bacterial infection.

What causes this problem?

If your cat has thickened bladder, it means that it is not able to empty its bladder completely. If your cat has a bladder infection, it might have the urge to urinate frequently, but it will not be able to relieve the pressure. This puts significant strain on the muscle walls and they become thicker over time. When this happens, your cat develops a condition called urinary incontinence and starts having accidents.

How can it be treated?

There are two types of treatments for this problem. Conventional treatment specifically addresses this problem and involves using steroids and antibiotic drugs. Supportive therapies are also used in addition to, not as a replacement for conventional therapies. Natural treatment involves using homeopathic remedies like berberis vulg, cantharis, and uva ursi.

Are there any side effects involved?

Like any treatment, how your specific cat tolerates treatment may vary. Conventional medications often result in side effects as cats tend to be sensitive to stronger medications. Natural remedies are usually safe and provided without side effects, but should still be tested to make sure your cat will tolerate them well

Is this a recurring problem?

It depends on certain factors. If your cat is genetically predisposed, it might experience these problems again and again. If you feed your cat processed pet food, it might become vulnerable to such problems, as commercial pet food tends to alter the urine pH which could result in bladder problems.

Can it be prevented?

While nothing is certain, dietary modification could help to prevent urinary tract and bladder problems.

Certainly, it can be prevented. The first step in preventing such problems is dietary modifications. For example, if you switch from dry food to wet food your cat will receive more moisture (in the wild, cat's get their moisture from food). Supplements such as natural remedies could help to prevent bladder infections, bladder thickening, bladder crystals, urinary incontinence, and other such problems that commonly affect cats.

Are these homeopathic remedies very expensive?

No, they are not. A month's supply of these remedies will cost you only about $40. So, they are very much affordable.

I hope the article answered all your questions about urinary problems in your cat. Thickened bladder, as I said, can not only be treated, but can also be prevented. So, understand what is good and what is bad for your cat's health and keep it healthy and happy for a long time.

Jeff Grill is an editor of the Cat Health Guide which has more information on cat thickened bladder treatments and other cat bladder problems. To learn more about natural treatment options visit this site on natural approaches to preventing cat bladder problems.

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