Early detection of the urinary tract infection is very important in treating the cat before the condition get worse. The cats affected with urinary tract infection may die if not treated properly. One may wonder how to know that the cat is suffering from UTI. As discussed earlier the symptoms are not easy to spot. The pet owner should have complete account of cat’s habits and it’s routine. One can have a doubt that the cat is having UTI, if the cat starts urinating out side the litter box. At times the cat may have blood in the urine which may point out that the cat is suffering from UTI. Strong smell of the urine may be another symptom of UTI. The cat that is found to be crying while urinating and constantly grooming the genital area can be suspected to have urinary tract infection. The cat drinking more water than usual can also be possible sufferer of UTI. The moment the pet owner has slightest doubt, he or she should rush the cat to the near by vet hospital for further check-up and confirmation of the disease condition.
The vet will check the cat thoroughly. The urine sample of the cat will be collected and will be subjected to complete analysis. The UTI is very much curable if attempted early and the good health of the cat can be brought back. The vet will prescribe antibiotics as it is nothing but an infection of microbes. The antibiotics will treat the UTI in most of the cases. However, special treatment may be required if the infection is too severe. The UTI can be due to more serious underlying problems such as tumour of the kidney or the complete failure of the kidney. If that is the case, special and focussed treatment option should be followed in order to get rid of the underlying cause once for all.