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My cat keeps getting a urinary track infection.?

My cat is six years old and three years ago he got a urinary track infection and then he got one last month now it looks like he is getting another. I can not afford to take him back to the vet. Also he is a indoor cat. Is there anything I can give him so he will get well without taking him to the vet? Thank you

He must go to the vet to get rid of the infection.

However there are things you can do to try and reduce his risk in future. What food do you give him? He may need to stay on a veterinary prescribed food for quite a long time to help sort him out.

If you are feeding him dry food, do give him some wet food as well as his water consumption may be poor.

You can buy cat water fountains which improve the cats water consumption greatly and make them less susceptible to urinary infections.

You could also look for a food that has d-mannose extract in it as this can help to reduce the risk of infections.

Hope your kitty gets over this problem and one other tip, look into insurance if you find the vets bills extreme.

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8 Responses to “My cat keeps getting a urinary track infection.?”

  1. bw_r005t3r says:

    you need to give him a special diet to help prevent the crystals forming. He needs a vet for the medicine to make him more comfortable. Please take him in. If untreated and his bladder gets full and he cant pee, he can die.

    My cat had this and needed the special diet, which unfortunately was very expensive.

    Hope you can do the right thing

    If you are struggling try call the SPCA to see what they say
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  2. lil says:

    hi sorry to hearabout your cat.there are specfic cats you can get which you give to your cat after he is treated.it prevents bacteria building up.you can only get it through your vet and is more expensive than normal cat food but will reduce the amount of times he needs to go to the vet.good luck.
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  3. tortieprincess says:

    He must go to the vet to get rid of the infection.

    However there are things you can do to try and reduce his risk in future. What food do you give him? He may need to stay on a veterinary prescribed food for quite a long time to help sort him out.

    If you are feeding him dry food, do give him some wet food as well as his water consumption may be poor.

    You can buy cat water fountains which improve the cats water consumption greatly and make them less susceptible to urinary infections.

    You could also look for a food that has cranberry extract in it as this can help to reduce the risk of infections.

    Hope your kitty gets over this problem and one other tip, look into insurance if you find the vets bills extreme.
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  4. QuiteNewHere says:

    Ask the vet for a list of recommended diets and feed that to your cat exclusively.

    Cats pee is very strongly alkaline (ammoniacal) and stinks as is. Every cat owner knows this. Cats use this distinct smell to "mark" their territory in the house. You may not have noticed this when the cat was smaller.

    Cats will spray this territory, the couch, your bed, the wall in the garden etc.

    Ask the vet.
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  5. Ken says:

    He needs antibiotics so you have to take him to the vets
    What I can do for you is to help you so they don't occur so often. The first thing is the litter needs to be cleaned every day, I take a plactic bag froma grocery store and dump the urine into it and then throw it out. Feces in the toilet. I also sprinkle some litter in the box to top it off. You also need to thoroughly cvlean the box at keast once a week.
    The other thing is food Don't feed dry food.

    Nutrition since there are so many bad things out there is very important to your cat’s health
    Contrary to what you may have heard; dry foods are not a great thing to feed a cat.
    Please read the label on what you are feeding? What are the ingredients? Do you know what they mean? Is the first ingrdiant a muscle meat like chicken or meal or other things?
    http://www.catinfo.org/#Learn_How_To_Read_a_Pet_Food_Ingredient_Label
    Dry foods are the number 1 cause of diabetes in cats as well as being a huge contributing factor to kidney disease, obesity, crystals, u.t.i’s and a host of other problems. Food allergies are very common when feeding dry foods. Rashes, scabs behind the tail and on the chin are all symptoms
    The problems associated with Dry food is that they are loaded with carbohydrates which many cats (carnivores) cannot process them. Also, Most of the moisture a cat needs is suppose to be in the food but in
    Dry, 95% of it is zapped out of dry foods in the processing. Another thing, most use horrible ingredients and don't use a muscle meat as the primary ingredient and use vegetable based protein versus animal. Not good for an animal that has to eat meat to survive.
    You want to pick a canned food w/o gravy (gravy=carbs) that uses a muscle meat as the first ingredient and doesn't have corn at least in the first 3 ingredients if at all. Fancy feast is a middle grade food with 9lives, friskies whiskas lower grade canned and wellness and merrick upper grade human quality foods. Also, dry food is not proven to be better for teeth. Does a hard pretzel clean your teeth or do pieces of it get stuck? http://www.felinefuture.com/nutrition/bpo_ch4a.php

    Please read about cat nutrition.
    http://www.newdestiny.us/nutritionbasics.html
    http://www.catinfo.org/feline_obesity.htm
    http://maxshouse.com/feline_nutrition.htm#Dry_Food_vs_Canned_Food.__Which_is_reall
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  6. minuit says:

    It sounds like your cat, as he is getting older, is getting the infections more frequently. He needs to see a vet to get rid of any present or developing infection. After that he needs a special diet- exclusively. I have seen people who 'treated' their cats to a day off their special diet and it caused a recurrent problem right away.
    Wlovever diet the vet recommends, feed not only dry food but canned food as well. And make sure plenty of fresh water is accessible at all times.
    There isn't anything to give him now that an infection seems ot have started again. The best option is to get it resovled and prevent any new future problems. Having a pet is a big resposibility- I would set aside a savings strictly for your pets so when things like this occurs you are prepared. Preventive medicine is key- it will save you money in the long run. And having him checked out now will save you- as opposed to a worse infection, systemic infection, or blocked tract in the near future.
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  7. angeleyes says:

    If you're feeding him alot of fish, like canned tuna fish or dry food with fish in it, it will cause urinary tract infections. It's not good for them.
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  8. T~Dizz says:

    If your cat has an infection you'll have to take him to the vet. Urinary track infections are extremely dangerous for male cats. In order to prevent infections, switch to wet food. Also try using a non-clay litter, like feline pine. Although the wet food smells and isn't as convenient as dry food, it is still the best food for cats. If the infections keep up, have your vet test your cat for diabetes.
    I had this problem with my cat. I eventually found out that she was diabetic. This started when she was 6 years old as well. Hopefully your cat will be fine, but I would totally start off by only feedng him wet food.
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