Bladder Control Problems, Kidney Failure, and Urinary Cat Health
Feline lower urinary tract disorders (FLUTD) are among the more common areas of cat health concern. Bladder infections, urethritis, and formation of crystals in a cat’s bladder can result in symptoms of increased urination, decreased urination, or even blood in the urine. Infections and dietary issues can result in blockages of the urinary tract or poor kidney function that can affect your pet’s overall health and comfort.
Many long-time cat owners have stories of cats who will not go in the litter box or who will urinate all over the house. Cats may stop urinating altogether. Sometimes this is “simply” a behavioral issue, but it can also indicate pain or difficulty with urination. This can indicate a serious health condition, so your cat should be evaluated by a vet. However, in many cases a natural remedy can help your cat’s bladder control problems or UTI.
Holistic Health for Urinary Tract Disorders in Cats
Reduced magnesium intake and lowering your cat’s pH levels (more acidic urine) has been found to reduce uroliths (kidney stones). Changing your brand of kitty litter and making sure that there are plenty of litter boxes around for your cats may also decrease your cat’s urination problems and reduce bad behaviors. Having one more litter box than you have cats is the rule of thumb.