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Feline Illnesses And Symptoms: Urinary Tract Infections
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Feline Illnesses And Symptoms: Urinary Tract Infections

Cat owners, have you ever come home to your cat and noticed they are just not acting "right" or "normal?" You wonder if they are sick and need to been seen by your vet. I feel very helpless because they can't tell you was is wrong and what hurts with them. I have done some research on some of the feline illnesses and symptoms for urinary tract infections. This information is not medical counsel. If in doubt, contact your vet immediately!

Urinary Tract Infections can occur in cats. It can happen in male or female cats. The most common ages the urinary tract infection occurs is between 1 and 4 years old; it can happen at any age. It is seldom that the infection occurs in a cat older than 10 years old and less than 1 year old.

Some of the symptoms your cat can have are be blood in the urine, painful (short high cry by your cat) or difficulty urinating, urinating outside the litter box (in other places in the house besides litter box), an unusual amount of urine passage and partial or total blockage of the urethra.

The cause of the urinary tract infection is a disease that comes on immediately for which the source is unknown. The UTI varies in degree and you might not even know your cat has one. In these highly mild cases will clear up before you even notice there was a problem. If you notice there is something wrong with your cat, then it's time to see your veterinarian.

The first step is usually antibiotics to treat the UTI and will generally clear up the problem if this is diagnosed early. The veterinarian will do a chain of tests to resolve the beginning of the problem for proper care. On occasion, there are cases the infection might even spread to the kidney and perplex the situation. Your cat may be in a lot of pain. Please make an appointment with your vet as soon as you can if you see any of these symptoms. If there happens to be any type of blockage keeping your cat from using the litter box this can become a life threatening situation very rapidly.

Neither one of my two cats have had a UTI or I should say...I have not noticed them to have any of the symptoms listed above. I hope your cat doesn't ever exhibit any of the symptoms listed above either. However, if you do observe your cat with any of the feline illnesses and symptoms for urinary tract infections in the article, please call your vet immediately


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Patrick18  

Nice read. My cat has apparently been UTI free.

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  about 2 years ago

I really enjoyed this. Thanks

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  about 5 years ago

Thank you Judy!

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  about 5 years ago
Terea   

Great information for cat lovers, maybe I should do one for dog lovers. Between us we can keep my friend Beth up to date for her two dogs and two cats! Keep the information coming.

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  about 5 years ago

Thank you Terea!

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  about 5 years ago
Cena  

Hi Beth! This is great article with important info for cat owner. Thanks I learn something important about cat from you.

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  about 5 years ago

Thank you Cena! I am glad to hear you learned from my article.

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  about 5 years ago
Cena  

I always taught that is a behavior issue. I have share it on my Facebook to let other cat owner aware

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  about 5 years ago

That's great! Thank you again Cena!

  
  about 5 years ago
Sherry B.  

Hi Beth, Interesting article! I never realized that UTIs in cats usually occur between the age of one and four. I remember my daughter's cat had a UTI when it was around 1-year-old and we only found out since we brought it to the vet since it was acting weird. It kept urinating everywhere else but the litter box although it had been using it just fine before. The vet prescribed antibiotics and she's been fine ever since.

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  about 5 years ago

Thanks Sherry! I am glad your daughter's cat has been UTI-free ever since!

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  about 5 years ago
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