Common Urinary Issues in Cats
Many cats struggle with urinary problems at some point in their lives. Whether it be an infection, inflammation, crystals, stones or even a blockage, there are many things that can be done to help them heal. In this guide we will discuss how to help cats recover and prevent future occurrences of urinary issues.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE COMMON URINARY ISSUES WITH LINKS ON HOW TO HELP.
Other urinary problems in cats:
Bladder Stones in Cats
Struvite stones are the most common bladder stones that affect cats. These can be caused by alkaline urine pH, steroid usage, infection or other urinary tract disorder. Dissolving the stones is important to prevent a urinary blockage.
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats (FLUTD)
FLUTD is a common diagnosis in cats and more common in male cats. This term basically refers to any condition affecting the bladder or urethra. The most prevalent symptom of feline lower urinary tract disease is urinating outside the box. Dry food diets, lack of exercise and obesity are some of the risk factors for developing FLUTD.
Oxalate Stones/Crystals in Cats
Calcium oxalate crystals are fairly normal in cats, but if not addressed can become stones. This type of crystals usually develop in the bladder when the urine pH is too acidic. Many link this to diet, but there are many reasons cats will develop acidic pH & oxalate crystals.