knowing about the most common symptoms of kidney stones in cats, treatment, and how to prevent; is important to save the life of our cat feline
How do I know if my cat has kidney stones?
kidney stones in cats are the excessive accumalation of minerals in the urinary , that affects ability of our feline cat to urinate, causing severe pain and suffering.When the cat tries to urinate.A late diagnosis or lack of timely medical attention can result in the cat’s death in a very short time due to kidney failure. The condition can worsen in as little as two weeks.
table of contents
- kidney stones: definition and symptoms
- kidney stones: causes
- natural treatment and other solutions
- prevention of infection
kidney stones in cat: definition
Urinary calculi are small stones ,that form in the urine of cats and once they reach a certain size, they become difficult to pass during urination, and can get stuck in the urethra.When they accumulate they prevent the cat from urinating despite its best efforts.There are two types of urinary stones: struvite stones, caused by magnesium, and calcium stones, caused by high levels of acid in the urine, which results in acidic urine as a symptom of the condition.
the most common symptoms of kidny stones in cat felines are:
- Difficulty in urinating: the cat stands up and goes back and forth to the litter box frequently without managing to make more than a few drops.
- The cat will remain in a curled up position because the bladder is painful.
- Blood may be present in the urine, but this is rare.
- when the cat cannot release urine for 24 hours, emergency surgery is necessary to avoid the pir.
what causes of kidney stones in cat?
–Age, sex and weight: older and/or overweight cats are more often affected by urinary problems. Moreover, males are more often affected than females
-Predisposition: it is not uncommon for several cats from the same litter to be affected
Poor diet: low-quality kibbles and products are saturated with minerals, so it’s best to choose a quality diet for your cat.
-Lack of activity: the less the cat exercises, the more likely it is to develop stones
-Bacterial infection of the urinary tract: a cat with kidney problems or diabetes is more likely to be affected than a healthy cat
-Excessive use of certain medications such as cortisone or tetracycline can lead to kidney and urinary tract failure.
-Dehydration: lack of water leads to kidney failure and mineral build-up.
kidney stones in cats: natural treatment and other solutions
-Change of diet: There are dry cat foods specially formulated to treat kidney disease, but the most advisable is to opt for a wet food, that is rich in water and helps dissolve kidney stones naturally.
-Increased fresh water intake: You should do all you can to increase your cat’s water intake
Other solutions: surgical intervention to remove the kidney stone in question, or the removal of mineral deposits using a catheter to clean the bladder area.
how to prevent kidney stones in our cat?
Our cat must have at its disposal clean, drinkable and fresh water at all times. Its bowl should preferably be made of stainless steel, glass or earthenware, so a good quality food containing proteins, and not overdosed in minerals is recommended, without forgetting the vermufigation ,which must be a permanent attitude of the master ,to keep his cat in good health.The longevity of your pet depends on a good diet