Urinary infections are not uncommon in cats. If your cat seems under the weather, keep an eye out for the following symptoms, which could be signs of a urinary problem:
- Frequent urination A cat with a UTI may use the litter box more often than usual. Pay special attention to whether your cat urinates more frequently but produces very little urine each time.
- Straining or pain If your cat seems to be making a great effort to urinate or shows signs of painful urination—such as meowing, crying or other vocalizations during urination—an infection or blockage could be to blame.
- Urinating outside the litter box Cats with urinary infections don’t always make it to the litter box in time to relieve themselves.
- Licking Your cat may resort to frequent licking in the genital, hindquarters or abdominal region in an attempt to ease the discomfort of a urinary infection.
If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s time to consult a veterinarian. In addition to the treatment plan recommended by your vet, you may want to incorporate cat urinary treats into your kitty’s daily care in order to help stave off future infections.