Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in cats and can cause discomfort and pain. To prevent UTIs in your feline friend, follow these simple tips:
- Ensure Ample Water Access: Provide constant access to clean, fresh water to encourage frequent urination and flush out bacteria.
- 2 Choose a High-Quality Diet: Opt for a cat food specifically formulated for urinary tract health to minimize irritation and support overall urinary tract well-being. PURELUXE formulas contain superfoods like cranberries to help mitigate UTIs.
- 3 Maintain Litter Box Cleanliness: Scoop the litter box daily and change the litter completely at least once a week to prevent the buildup of bacteria that can cause UTIs.
- 4 Encourage Frequent Urination: Encourage your cat to urinate regularly by providing multiple litter boxes in accessible locations and playing interactive games that stimulate urination.
- 5 Manage Stress Levels: Stress can weaken the immune system, making cats more prone to UTIs. Provide a calm and enriching environment to minimize stress.
If you notice signs of a UTI, such as frequent urination, straining to urinate, or blood in the urine, consult your veterinarian promptly for diagnosis and treatment.