Indoor cats can reach the ripe, old age of 20. With advanced years come health-related issues, one of them being urinary tract infections. Urinary problems are common in felines of all ages. The symptoms for almost every condition that affects the feline urinary tract are similar. This can make it impossible to find out what is wrong with your mouser without specific testing. When raw materials are collected in the cat’s urinary system it gets collected and blocks the tract. Here are some of the tips to protect your cute furry pets from infections of the urinary tract.
Water is essential to all living things, and your kittens are no exception to the rule. As the saying goes, ‘Prevention is better than cure’, High water content in your feline’s dietis the trick to ensure your pet does not suffer from this infection. We need to keep a constant eye on our purry companions, since they are a lot like kids. We should keep a tab on the amount of water they drink throughout the day and make sure that their water bowl is clean. These thoughts need to be constantly at the back of your mind. A water fountain could tempt them to drink some more water if your moggie loves to have water from a moving source.
Giving them canned food is the best way to help them avoid their urinary tract from getting infected, considering the fact that it has 78 percent water. A very high protein diet, with extra water content is also recommended to keep them safe.
It’s a known fact thatthese adorable companions love fish. But you need reduce the amount of fish your cat eats on a daily basis, since the diet has a high content of phosphorus, and that tends to create crystals in the urinary tract. Calcium and magnesium should also be cut down on—a low phosphorus meal can help you with this task. Generally special attention needs to be paid to nutrition if your feline has ended up with urinary infection. Professional help is always recommended since an expert always knows, right? High alkaline content in their food, lots of water consumption is a sure advice from the vet. Allowing the cat to eat right through the day is recommended since it maintains the pH balance in their urine. One last thing to remember is that regularly relieving the bladder always helps and makes them feel a lot better.
I told you, cats are extremely high maintenance. However, don’t get bogged down by these little issues with them. They are adorable pets and can be your best friends. A little care and lots of love is all they demand. Is that too much?