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Cat Urinary Tract Diseases:

Cystitis, Urethral Obstruction, Urinary Tract Infection

By, Lisa A. Pierson, DVM

Cat Urinary Tract Diseases: Cystitis, Urethral Obstruction, Urinary Tract Infection

Important points:

  • Any cat that is having trouble urinating may have an obstructed urethra which is a medical emergency.
  • “Water” is the most important word when considering urinary tract health.
  • Feeding a water-rich diet of canned or homemade food is critical for urinary tract health.
  • Feeding dry (water-depleted) food contributes significantly to urinary tract dieases.
  • Cats consume double the amount of water when fed a water-rich diet versus dry food.  This fact considers both sources of water:  food and water bowl.
  • Urinary tract infections are significantly over-diagnosedleading to antibiotic abuse.
  • Blood in the urine is not necessarily indicative of an infection.
  • Cases of sterile (non-infectious) cystitis (inflammed bladder wall) are far more common than infections.
  • It is important to define the “I” in “UTI.”  Infection?  Inflammation?
  • Crystals are very commonly erroneously diagnosed and over-treated with so-called “prescription” diets.
  • I do not use any prescription diets other than the occasional use of canned s/d, temporarily.


Please read more on this Dr. Lisa A Pierson, DVM has a lot to offer on the subject. 

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We’ve stopped inviting strangers into our home.
Click & READ:  Breeder Lori Heimer killed by man viewing  puppies! 

Thank you for understanding!