Acute cystitis, more commonly called a urinary infection, can affect cats just like it would a human. It’s usually caused by an inflammation of the urinary bladder. Fortunately, in felines acute cystitis is not normally infectious.
Causes Of A Urinary Infection
There is no particular causes for a cat urinary infection, most commonly it can be attributed to feline idiopathic cystitis, bacterial cystitis, bladder stones, tumors of the bladder, or a bad nervous system.
Symptoms Of A Urinary Tract Infection
Things you will want to watch for in your cat is straining to urinate, increased frequency of urination, and blood in the urine which is also called hematuria. The most common way for your veterinarian to diagnose the problem is by taking a urine sample from your cat. He will then test it for potential infections so they can provide the appropriate care.
Recovery And Prevention Of Acute Cystitis
Most cats will recover within a week regardless of the treatment that they receive. commonly antibiotics are given to treat acute cystitis. Make sure to give all medications and follow any instructions give by your veterinarian.
There is no way to really prevent your cat from becoming sick but you can keep the chances lower by making sure that your cat always has access to fresh water and able to urinate when ever the need arises.