Last Modified on Apr 28, 2015
Feline Cystitis, sometimes known as Feline Urologic Syndrome, yes many cat owners are all too familiar with this particular problem. Feline cystitis can affect both female and male cats, although it is more common among females. The catch-all phrase Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorders (FLUTD) is inclusive of a number of disorders, but cystitis specifically refers to an irritation of the feline bladder. The condition occurs as a result of an infection in the bladder and will cause tiny crystals to form, which blocks the normal passage of urine. This can be very painful for your cat as it will be difficult for them to urinate as they normally would.
Cystitis Symptoms: Your cat with cystitis will need to urinate more frequently but upon attempting it, will generally only be successful in having just a few drops pass at a time. You might also notice that your cat will discontinue use of the litter box when it needs to urinate, as this condition is very irritating for them and they are more comfortable using a cold, hard surface such as your bathtub, sink or countertop. It is also likely that the consistency of the urine will be thicker than it normally would be, the scent will be strong and foul smelling, and the urine will contain traces of blood. If this sounds like it is in line with your cat's recent behavior then the chances are high that they are suffering from cystitis.
It is not known exactly what causes feline cystitis. The same condition in dogs or in humans would be caused by a bacterial infection, however most cats with this problem do not have bacteria in their urine. If your cat is affected by cystitis you may want to temporarily increase the amount of canned food that you are feeding them. Canned food as opposed to dry food has higher water content, and at this time you want to increase the amount of water that the animal takes in and decrease the mineral content of the diet.
Additionally, there are several homeopathic treatments that can be administered to help clear up this very painful and distressing problem for your cat, such as Nux Vomica, Chimaphila or Cantahris. Although you will want to have the exact cause of the condition diagnosed in order to choose the correct treatment.
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[WORKED TEMPORARILY] My cat Charlie is 6 years old and weighs about 17 pounds, he had a blockage a month ago. I took him to the vet and he stayed there for 3 days. After returning home with all the medicine he didn't get better, I took him back and he stayed another 4 days but he still had trouble!
One night when he was blocking again I found this site thank god, I gave him 1/4 teaspoon with water and it worked but two days later the same thing happend. I increased the dosage to 1/2 teaspoon and 2 1/2 teaspoon water and gave it to him and he peed a lot again. I gave him this formula twice a day but he can't pee again!!!!
Please help, I don't know what do do. I don't want him to suffer!
It's been a month since he first got sick! Taking him to the vet didn't help, I took him 3 times already!
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04/07/2015Posted by Pkm01 (Michigan, US) on 01/18/2015
My little kitty girl had a uti about 2 yrs ago that wasn't responding to the vet prescribed antibiotic treatments (2 courses), so gave the acv/water mix (equal amounts) and within 3 days she was completely back to her regular self (& duties). All I can say is WOW! Pretty fast relief for her (so very happy) & my pocketbook was impressed also. Now her big brother is having an issue, so its his turn with this treatment. ACV is pretty amazing. Tons of more uses for my "kids" & the rest of my family.Replied by Kathryn