How to treat urinary incontinence in cats?


As cats get older, they encounter all kinds of problems. One of the most common is urinary incontinence, which is uncomfortable when it occurs, which also means being in a diseased state.

So what is cat urinary incontinence and how to treat it?

1. Estrus

Estrus may be the cause of urinary incontinence in cats. The owner should pay attention to whether the cat has other estrus reactions, such as calling Chun, the male cat is grumpy, the female cat likes to pout and so on. Cats typically come into heat every two weeks, each lasting about a week. Cats in heat will pee full and frequently to attract the opposite sex. In this regard, the owner can consider taking the cat for neutering.

2. Enteritis

Urinary incontinence in cats can also contract enteritis. Cats are prone to urinary incontinence when bowel function is disturbed. In this case, the owner can feed the cat gentamicin first, and then continue to observe the situation. If your cat does not get better after taking the medicine, it is best to take him to the veterinarian immediately for treatment.

3. Urinary system syndrome

If your cat is accompanied by urinary incontinence, loss of appetite, lack of energy, frequent bowel movements, or even blood in the urine, it may be a urinary syndrome. In this regard, the owner can give the cat more water, feed it wet food or prescription food, and the cat can recover after slowly conditioning. However, if your cat is very sick, it is best to seek medical attention right away.

4. Mental stress

Cats' emotions can also affect their physical health. When it is found that the cat in the house has urinary incontinence or long-term loose stools, the owner needs to consider whether the cat has been under a lot of stress recently, especially in the more stressed multi-cat household.

5. The cat litter box is not clean

Some cats are obsessed with cleaning. If you happen to meet a lazy shit shoveling officer, the cat litter box has not been cleaned for a long time, and the smell is relatively strong, then the cat will not like it and will not want to go to the toilet. At this time, the cat will urinate directly outside.

6. Misplaced cat litter box

Cats are accustomed to placing the litter box in a relatively quiet place, which allows them to have a relatively secluded space, such as the corner of the bathroom or balcony, which are good places to put them. If the litter box is placed in the living room or hallway, the cat will be very nervous to go to the toilet, thus giving up the excrement in the litter box and choosing other places to solve the defecation problem.

7. Environmental issues

If it is a multi-cat household, the shovel officer needs to prepare more litter boxes, because some cats do not like to share litter boxes with other cats, so they will find a place that they think is cleaner to excrete.

8. Pressure reaction

When a cat enters a new environment, it may also have a stress response. Stress in cats can affect their immune system and parts of the nervous system, causing confusion in the immune system and nervous system, leading to urinary incontinence behavior and several other diseases in cats.