Cat Urinary Issues of the Lower Urinary Tract

For most of us our cats are quite simply a part of the family and even the slightest hint of illness will raise concern in the household. After all we don't expect our pets to get sick but the truth of the matter is sometimes they do. In these instances it is important to have an idea of what might be going wrong, if for no other reason than to give your veterinarian the much needed information to solve the puzzle. In this informational article titled "Cat Urinary Issues of the Lower Urinary Tract" we will briefly discuss a few facts and then touch on four areas of concern; bladder stones, urinary incontinence, bladder inflammation, and urethral obstruction.

Let's explore these four areas of concern.

* Bladder stones: Bladder stones normally come in two varieties struvite (magnesium) and calcium oxalate. Stones are more likely to form when an obstruction is present, infection is present, or the bladder fails to fully empty when voiding.

* Urinary incontinence: It goes without saying that when your cat loses control over urination nothing good can come of it. Rugs will start to take on a new aroma; your favorite shoes may have a new unique smell and so on. That said it is important to distinguish a physical problems from an anger management problem. Additionally, senior citizen cats may lose control over urination and leak or dribble urine. Feline leukemia, urinary tract obstruction, and birth defects are other possible causes. Urinary incontinence in felines is a broad based subject and may require some extra research on your part.

* Bladder inflammation: When the bladder becomes inflamed nothing good can come of it and actions should be taken to reverse the condition. Inflammation of the bladder can be caused by infection (normally bacterial), stones, tumors, or in some cases the condition can occur for no identifiable reason. Symptoms often seen are frequent unproductive urination and straining. It is important to point out that stress seems to play a role in both the onset and severity of feline bladder inflammation.

* Urethral obstruction: When the free flow of urine is interrupted health problems are sure to follow. Males are more likely to be effected than females however females are not immune to urethral obstructions. When urine backs up the bladder becomes stressed possible becoming distended. Toxins build up in the blood leading to vomiting, loss of appetite, possible kidney failure, and lethargy. If you see these symptoms it is important to keep a close eye on your cat and your veterinarian on speed dial.

In summary, cat urinary issues can range from mild to extremely serious and you should work with your veterinarian both to prevent and treat any current or future conditions.

Additionally, many cat owners have found homeopathic natural remedies for cat urinary health to be an affordable and effective way to prevent lower urinary tract issues. If you are looking for a safe and effective home remedy this is one option worth considering.

R.D. Hawkins is an enthusiastic advocate of alternative natural health products and supplements with over 10 years experience. To learn more about natural remedies for better pet health visit Purchase

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