Feline lower urinary tract disease is a common condition. It’s much more prevalent and dangerous in male cats, but you should watch for the following signs in all of your cats.
- Urinating outside the litter box
- Blood in urine
- Straining to urinate and creating little or no urine
- Frequent trips to the litter box
- Excessive grooming near the rear end
- Excessive vocalizing
Depending on the cause, it can create serious issues. If it’s caused by urinary crystals or stones, the urethra can become blocked (especially in male cats) and cause a life-threatening obstruction. Do not wait to get treatment if you notice these symptoms. A blockage is a serious emergency and needs to be ruled out or treated right away.
If you ever suspect your cat is suffering from urinary issues, contact us as soon as possible.