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What are the symptoms of a UTI in a cat?

What are the symptoms of a UTI in a cat?

Symptoms of a UTI in a cat include: Excessive grooming of the genital area. Frequent attempts to urinate/Making multiple trips to the litter box*.

When to call the vet for a cat urinary tract infection?

An obstruction of the urethra is a medical emergency and you should call your vet right away. Occasionally, the inside of a cat’s lower urinary tract will get irritated without an infection or stones being present. Sometimes it can be a symptom of stress or a reaction to a change in diet.

How can I tell if my cat has bladder problems?

Inability to urinate or only passing a small amount of urine. Bloody or cloudy urine. Loss of bladder control, dribbling urine. Increased frequency of urination or visits to the litter box. Straining and/or crying out in pain when trying to pass urine. Prolonged squatting in litter box.

Why does my cat have urinary tract problems?

Sometimes it can be a symptom of stress or a reaction to a change in diet. Other health conditions can affect cats’ urinary tract health. Diabetes and thyroid issues are sometimes to blame. In rare cases, cats get tumors in their urinary tract. Your vet will need to do blood and urine tests to diagnose these conditions.

How can you tell if a cat has an urinary tract infection?

Signs of Urinary Tract Infections in Cats. Cats that have urinary tract infections are likely to be uncomfortable when they urinate. This discomfort or pain may sometimes cause them to cry or whine as well as strain while in the litter box trying to urinate.

When to take your cat to the vet for a UTI?

Take your cat to see a veterinarian at the first sign of an infection. If your cat has had multiple urinary tract infections (UTIs), then the first thing you should do is take it to a veterinarian for evaluation. A veterinarian can find out what is most likely to be causing your cat’s UTIs and make a plan to prevent recurrences.

Why does my cat cry when he has an urinary infection?

Cat urinary problems can also make the urine foul smelling, so if you think your cat’s urine smells “not right” then you should get him tested for a urinary infection. Crying can indicate that your cat is in pain.

What should I do if my cat has lower urinary tract problems?

The following signs may indicate that your cat is having trouble with his urinary tract: What Should I Do If I Think My Cat Has Lower Urinary Tract Problems? Please see your veterinarian for immediate medical attention, especially if your cat is straining to urinate or crying out in pain. This could be a medical emergency!