Bladder Infections & UTI in Cats
My cat has a UTI! Is there something I can do to reduce the need for antibiotics and stop more UTIs from recurring?
Nusentia® natural pet supplements have been helping cats who are susceptible to urinary tract infections. Our products are manufactured with the highest quality ingredients for maximum absorption and efficacy.
This powerful formula combines D-Mannose and Cranberry to strengthen urinary health and provide superior support against urinary tract infections in cats. D-Mannose renders bacteria virtually powerless in the urinary tract of your pet. Cranberry provides further support against urinary pathogens making Utrin™ the answer for pets prone to UTI.
Give 2x the recommended dosage for 1 week or until the bladder infection wanes, then resume normal dosage as a wellness program. If your vet has prescribed antibiotics, you may want to increase probiotic dosage by 3-4x twice per day if possible to allow for a healthy balance of intestinal flora to support your cat's immune system during and after your cat's bladder infection.
WHAT IS UTI IN CATS?
Cat urinary tract infections usually affecting the lower feline urinary system and often prevents the bladder from emptying the right way. Often, there can be a number of clinical symptoms. Very often the culprit is Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD).
Symptoms of FLUTD (cat urinary tract infection symptoms) include frequent or painful urination, bloody urine and frequent licking of the urinary opening. One key to treating FLUTD is to determine the root cause. If the cause of the cat's urinary infection cannot be determined, the cat is considered to have cystitis (bladder inflammation).
CAUSES OF CYSTITIS (BLADDER INFLAMMATION)
- Stones (bladder or urethra)
- Urethral plug (accumulation of debris from urine)
- Bladder infection
SIGNS OF URINARY INFECTIONS IN CATS
- Cat has trouble urinating (zero, little, staining, or loss of control)
- Bloody or cloudy cat urine
- Cat has increased frequency of urination
- Soiling in inappropriate places
- Cat is constantly licking of urinary opening
- Cat urine with a strong smell of ammonia
- Increased water consumption
If your cat seems to have a lot of pain associated with the urinary infection, you should consult with your veterinarian. For less severe cases, there are some measures you can take when you cat has a mild urinary infection.
NATURAL REMEDIES THAT HELP
Water can help flush toxins from the bladder and urinary tract
Strengthen with Nutrition
Ingredients like cranberry and D-Mannose (as in Utrin®) are highly effective in improving urinary health in cats as it marginalizes pathogenic bacteria attachment. Also, probiotics can fortify the immune system (see Probiotic Miracle®).