FELINE URINARY TRACT INFECTION PREVENTION – When I moved in to my apartment I brought three cats with me. Their names were Mauser, Yogi and Baily. Three very interesting characters. Mauser was a Tabby that could be as sweet as he was ferocious. Yogi was this big beautiful fluffy black and white cat that had double front paws, not extra toes, DOUBLE FRONT PAWS. Bailey was an Ocicat rescue. After a while of living in my apartment Mauser started to exhibit strange litter box behavior. He would urinate on hard surfaces, in the tub, in sinks etc. An expensive trip to the vet revealed Mauser had FELINE UTI or FELINE URINARY TRACT INFECTION. Basically his body created these sharp little crystals that would block his urinary tract making it difficult if not impossible to urinate. Untreated this condition leads to a slow painful death of the cat. I learned this was pretty common in male cats. The vet went on to explain that there where some opinions as to cause such as food, obesity etc. There was in fact no definitive cause. Basically a lot of guessing from veterinarians. Mauser got treated with antibiotics and an IV to flush his system.
Unfortunately the FELINE URINARY TRACT INFECTION plagued Mauser and my checking account. We tried every special diet the vet recommended and followed internet advice. I went as far as subscribing to a veterinarian publication. Then the unexpected happened YOGI and BAILIEY also began to experience FELINE URINARY TRACT INFECTION. Now I was spending a fortune at the Vets. Fortunately though I learned to recognize the symptoms sooner which was somewhat of a relief for my cats and my wallet. During this time I gained three more cats. Baileys mother Kita another Ocicat, Oscar a male grey tiger cat and Pumpkin a brown female tiger (by the way all these cats are rescues).
The vet and I had lengthy discussion that are whats the odds of having so many cats with FELINE UTI. I could speculate about environmental and perhaps something in the water but we could never prove it.
Fast forward a bit and my girl and I went away for a weekend. I could see upon our return that Mauser was off and he had FELINE URINARY TRACT INFECTION. Well by bed time he was trying to sleep in the folded towels over the toilet. The plan was to go to the vet at 8am. The following morning I grab mouser and put him in the carrier. I noticed however that at some point during the night he managed to pass a lot of urine. That was good. The towels were soaked, particularly the one on top, a red one. Mauser ended up spending the night at the vet for his antibiotics and IV. That night when I got home I went in to the bathroom to clean Mausers mess and was horrified at what I saw. The red towel was covered in what looked like the finest sand I had ever seen. This was the crystals that were blocking Mauser.
The next day when we went to pickup up Mauser at the vet I was surprised to find an old friend named Tim was filling in for our regular veterinarian. I went on to to tell Tim the history of my boys. His response was interesting and a god send. First he reiterated what I already knew about the condition but then Tim went on to tell a story of cat instincts. Tim explained that most cats have a tendency to not drink enough and part of the problem is that cat’s by instinct do not want to drink water that’s not flowing. Water that does not flow is not fresh, water that does not flow is stagnant. Tim suggested a water fountain. He went on and explained that the sound of running water encourages cats to drink and the fountains also contain disposable charcoal filters like fish tank filters and Britta water filters. The cats would be treated to healthy clean filtered running water.
I went to the pet store and bought a fountain and now FELINE URINARY TRACT INFECTION is a thing of the past for my cats. In fact I now give the fountains as gifts to friends whose male cats have had FELINE UTI,
So whats the BEST PET WATER FOUNTAIN to get? These days I suggest and use the Drinkwell Platinum. The Drinkwell Platinum brand is the most common and the Platinum model is the best. Now it’s important to note that you need to keep the PET WATER FOUNTAIN clean and filled and remember to change the filters regularly. It’s much cheaper than trips to the vet, or worse.
Once you begin using the PET WATER FOUNTAIN you will notice an increase in the amount of urine in the litter box. This is a good thing.
Also in case why your wondering why I have not mentioned female cats with UTI. It was explained to me from Tim that a female cats plumbing is much larger and tends to not block.
So there you have it my HOME REMEDY FOR FELINE URINARY TRACT INFECTION PREVENTION . Im no vet, and you should always consult a vet first so you understand exactly what’s wrong with your cat. Once you have a diagnosis buy this PET WATER FOUNTAIN and thank me later.
Lastly if you try the pet fountain and it works please leave a comment at the bottom of this page or send me a message with your story!