Preventing bladder infection in cats, contrary to what most people think, is not that hard. With the right combination of food, water, and health supplements, bladder infections or any other urinary problem in cats can be prevented easily. As a cat owner, this is something you must know. So, please make sure you read this article fully.
When it comes to preventing bladder infections in cats, there are three important things that you need to take into consideration.
1. Proper diet
2. Clean water
3. Proper health supplements
Let us now take a detailed look at these factors and find out why they are so important.
Cats, in case you did not know, are designed by nature to eat raw, unprocessed food that is rich in protein. This kind of food keeps their urine acidic which is ideal for their health. This is why you will never ever see a cat in the wild suffering from bladder stones or urinary tract infections.
On the other hand, domesticated cats are regularly fed commercial, processed pet food which contains a lot of carbohydrates, starch, and other substances which are harmful for their health. As a result, their urine becomes alkaline in nature and they become vulnerable for urinary diseases. When selecting a cat food consider canned over dry (as an extra source of moisture) and look for labels that say “complete and balanced” and look for the AAFCO seal that says that the “nutritional adequacy was validated by animal feeding tests based on protocols from the American Association of Feed Control Officials”.
Water is the most basic need of all animals. Tap water is fine if filtered or if the water available in your area is known for its high quality. Cat do not naturally drink alot of water. Instead their bodies rely on the moisture in food. So, you should give your cat lots of clean water to drink and make sure it stays hydrated properly. One tip is to place an extra water dish at a location that your cat likes to rest. This is one of the simplest methods to prevent bladder infection in cats.
There are some very good natural homeopathic remedies available for urinary problems in cats. These remedies contain powerful herbs which can cure all sorts of urinary problems in cats. They can treat both the symptoms and the cause of bladder infections in cats and prevent recurring infections as well.