If you are looking for a safe and effective way to treat your cats bladder problem, you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to explain how you can treat and prevent feline bladder problems like urinary incontinence, bladder infections, and bladder stones naturally.
What I am going to explain right now is a seven-step treatment which can not only treat a cat bladder problem, but can also prevent it from recurring. It is a combination of dietary modifications, physical exercise, and natural health supplements.
The key to a cat's diet is to make sure it contains that right balance of the 40 components considered to be essential. Cats pretty much only eat the one food you provide their entire life, so it needs to accomplish nutritionally what a cat would naturally seed in the wild. There are two ways to achieve this goal. The first, which is the path taken by most owners, is to buy a commercial cat food. In the case of avoiding a cat bladder problem, buy a food which at minimum is AAFCO certified to their highest standard. The label should specifically state that it was "tested and found to be adequate."
In general, home made foods are difficult to create for cats that have the right levels of nutrition, but understandable given the desire of many owners to avoid fillers and artificial ingredients. This is important, since nutrition can effect the function of the urinary system. Mis-steps can results in a cat bladder problem. If you go the home made route, be sure to consult a veterinary nutritionist.
Insufficient water intake could aggravate your cats bladder problem. So, you should make sure your cat drinks plenty of water and urinates without any difficulty. It is a good idea to give your cat filtered water to drink. Placing an extra water dish in another location in the home can also be helpful.
Regular physical exercise strengthens your cat, boosts its immune system, improves its blood circulation, improves its metabolism, and prevents stress. So, get some toys for your cat to play with and make sure it stays physically active. It is one of the simplest ways to prevent a cat bladder problem.
Cats are known for their sense of personal hygiene. If your cat's litter box is dirty, it will hesitate to use it and hold its urine in for a long time. It is harmful to your cat's health. So, make sure you clean the litter box regularly. Bacteria that forms in the litter box can travel through the same opening that carries urine out of the body. If the cat is not urinating enough, the bacteria is not properly flushed from the system.
If your cat is dirty, bacteria could enter the urethra and infect the bladder easily. Female cats in particular are vulnerable to such infections as their urethra is very short. So, bathe your cat regularly and make sure its genital area is clean. This can reduce the risk of a cat bladder problem significantly.
Take your cat to a qualified vet and get it checked out thoroughly. Periodic checkups can help you detect health problems well in advance and treat them accordingly.
Giving a small dose of natural health supplements every day is another way to reduce the risks of bladder problems in cats. You can look for supplements that contain homeopathic remedies like berberis vulg, cantharis, and staphysagris. These remedies are known for their ability to strengthen the urogenital system of cats and boost their immune system. They can treat your cats bladder problem naturally.
The Bottom Line
It looks quite simple, does not it? This approach does not burn a hole in your pocket, and, most importantly, can treat and prevent your cats bladder problem. So, follow the tips given in the article and take good care of your cat.