My family male cat has urinary tract infections about every 3 months. He was in great pain and had to get a catheter at the vet$ office. The vet also gave three rounds of different antibiotic pills which did NOT work. Therefore, I tried cold pressed coconut oil since I read of its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
I gave my cat about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cold pressed coconut oil over three to four days. I tried to give him the coconut oil each morning and night.
The cat stopped showing signs of his urinary problems. Please note, due to the cat's physiological issues, he gets UTI's every 3 or so months.
Therefore, when I see signs of a UTI (excessive attempts to urinate, loss of appetite, licking "himself"), I give him coconut oil for about two days. It is healthier for the cat and cheaper for me. :)