What is the cause of chronic bladder infections in cats?
Chronic bladder infections in cats are caused by a hormonal antibody imbalance which as yet has not been realized.
Apart from these medicines, herbal supplements are available for the treatment of bladder infection. It's best to have a preventive approach toward UTI. Cat's can easily contract UTI if their litter boxes are not cleaned. Dietary adjustments are necessary for cats that frequently suffer from urinary infections especially pets suffering from kidney stones. They require a diet with lower amounts of magnesium, ammonium and phosphate. Often a combination of dry and wet cat food works best. Your cat also has to consume fresh clean water daily.
A few months ago my 5 year old cat, Adia, had a UTI. She was licking herself constantly and growling while she did it. She didn't pee anywhere outside of the litter box though. I got medication for her and a few days later she was acting amazing. A few days after that my mom found her on the kitchen floor with foam around her mouth and heard her take her last breath. The vet told me it probably had nothing to do with the UTI and more than likely she had cardiomyopathy. I didn't have an autopsy done because obviously that wouldn't have brought her back. It's just really hard for me to believe it had nothing to do with the bladder infection.
Bacterial bladder infections in cats are relatively rare
Bladder Infection in Cats - Revival Animal Health
Urinary tract infections in pets are common. A urinary tract infection is defined as an infection caused by bacteria, fungi, or parasites in the urinary tract, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The infection is usually caused by bacteria in the environment or the intestines that enters the urethra and proliferates in the urinary bladder. Urinary tract infections may lead to increased frequency of urination, urgency, bloody urination, and inappropriate urination in your pet. Urinary tract infections occur more often in dogs and less often in cats. When your cat's bladder is inflamed or infected, she has cystitis, one of the conditions of feline lower urinary tract disease, or FLUTD. It's often hard to pin down the cause of cystitis in a cat, though sometimes bacteria around her bottom may move into her urethra and travel to her bladder, causing infection. Besides frequent urination, other symptoms of a bladder infection include cloudy or foul-smelling urine, blood in the urine, urinating outside the litter box, painful urination and excessive licking around the genital area.In and out. In and out. In and out. It's not your cat keeping you on your toes as you open and close the front door for her, it's her litter box activity. If you notice your kitty making frequent, seemingly pointless trips to her litter box, pay attention: She may have a bladder infection. Treatment depends on the cause, but keeping her hydrated -- and urinating -- is good for her urinary health.Bladder infections are painful; they require veterinary treatment. Your vet will run tests including a urinalysis and a bacterial culture of your cat's urine. The urinalysis confirms the presence of blood cells and bacteria in the urine, while the culture identifies the type of bacteria. If this isn't a one-time thing with your cat, the vet will likely want to look at an ultrasound or an X-ray to determine if her troubles are caused by calculi in her bladder. Stress isn't typically a cause of bladder infection, though it can contribute to it from a depressed immune system.