Litter box issues in cats can be caused by a number of factors. A feline urinary tract infection is one of the most common causes (UTI).
Pain is well tolerated by cats. In fact, we can be deceived into thinking kitten is fine since she’s eating, purring, and snuggling up to us for human attention and love. On the other hand, if she’s having out-of-cat-litter-box events, she could be suffering from a feline UTI. It’s up to us to figure out what’s going on.
When you understand the symptoms, you can see that Kitty has a problem. While urinating, she may cry out in pain. She may make an attempt to urinate, but little or no urine is produced.
Your cat may be excessively grooming her privates while crying. However, the presence of blood in your cat’s pee is the most telling sign that she may be suffering from a feline UTI.
If your cat has abandoned her litter box and is urinating on a white or very light-colored surface, the blood will be visible in the cat urine puddle.
Many cats with a feline urinary tract infection (FTI) relate the pain they experience with the litter box. Their feline logic suggests that if they quit using the cat litter box, the ache will go away. This is when you begin to notice puddles of cat urine all around your house.
If your cat is still using her litter box despite suffering from a feline UTI, the color and content of the cat litter may be able to mask the blood. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your cat’s deposits on a frequent basis to ensure she’s in excellent health.
Feline urinary tract infections (UTIs) are easily treated with antibiotics from your veterinarian. If you suspect your cat has a feline UTI, contact your veterinarian right away and follow her recommendations for bringing him in for further testing.
Your cat’s good litter box habits should return once the feline UTI is discovered and treated. If not, a brief time of confinement for re-training your cat to use the litter box is quite beneficial.
UTIs in cats can be avoided by making a permanent modification in your cat’s diet. Consult your veterinarian for advice on how to proceed safely.