Monday, September 8, 2008

Urinary Tract Infections in Cats- Feline Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections are just as uncomfortable for cats as they are for people, and they get them nearly as often. Feline urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria in the bladder or urethra (the tube through which urine flows), urinary tract infections can make it very painful to urinate. And, if the infections aren't caught early, they can spread upward to the kidneys, causing serious problems such as a more serious infection which can spread to the blood and cause a bacterial sepsis.

Both holistic and mainstream veterinarians treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics, but holistic vets go a little further. They use a variety of natural remedies to strength the immune system so that it is better able to resist the infection. In addition, they feel that it is important to correct imbalances in the body that allow bacteria to thrive.

It is important to look for the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection in your cat or pet. Look for the following.

Blood in the urine, also known as hematuria

Your pet is crying or straining during urination

A Bad odor to the urine

Urinary frequency or urgency (unable to make it to the litter box)

Treatment of Urinary tract infection symptoms in your cat or dog should include plenty of fluids, a switch to chemical free food, clean water and a visit to the vet. The traditional treatment modality is conventional use of antibiotics. Although effective, this can have an additional stress on your pets immune system. A natural and holistic approach also uses natural or homeopathic remediesfor cat urinary tract infections such as UTI- Free. This is a safe approach without the side effects of antibiotics. This should be considered as an alternative or additional treatment to to antibiotic therapy. Your pet will thank you for helping him or her with this very painful and frightening disease.

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