Cat incontinence can be painful for your cat and worrisome for you. A cat who has incontinence will urinate outside the litter box and leak urine. Although this may be aggravating, this is something your cat cannot control. More important, it’s a sign that you need to take your pet to the vet as soon as possible.
Incontinence in cats does not get better on its own and can be a sign of other more serious medical issues, like bladder stones, a urinary tract infection, a congenital defect, tumor or brain or spinal cord disease. Depending on the diagnosis, your cat’s condition can be treated with medication or natural remedies. For some conditions, surgery is a must.
If the cause of cat incontinence is a urinary tract infection (UTI) or bladder stone, your vet will prescribe a medication. There are several things you should be concerned about if your vet recommends antibiotics. First and foremost, antibiotics only suppress symptoms-they do not heal the cause. Since they do not heal the conditions that cause the symptoms, antibiotics can actually lead to a recurring condition. Second, antibiotics have side effects and we all know that cats are very sensitive creatures.
Since antibiotics do not cure the conditions that cause cat incontinence, what does? The answer is homeopathic remedies. These remedies operate on the premise of “like treats like” and use small amounts of natural ingredients to heal incontinence in cats caused by urinary tract infections and bladder stones. Best of all these remedies are completely safe and have no side effects. They are strong enough to cure incontinence, yet gentle enough to use daily for prevention.
In addition to giving your pet a homeopathic remedy for cat incontinence, here are some other common sense steps you can take:
- Make sure your cat has lots of fresh, clean water. Water hydrates and flushes toxins from the body. Dehydration is one of the causes of cat urinary problems.
- Feed your cat high quality canned cat food. Stay away from kibble because its low moisture content can dehydrate your cat. Dry food tends to be full of chemicals and fillers.
- Keep your cat’s litter box clean so it is a hospitable place for your cat to do its business.
When looking for an effective remedy to heal incontinence in cats, look for one that contains proven ingredients like uva ursi berberis and canthasis. Uva ursi eliminates bacteria and builds up immunity. Berberis reduces inflammation and kills strep and bacteria. Canthasis relieves pain and soothes and heals the bladder.
Also make sure that the remedy you choose offers a no-questions-asked return policy. Finding a company that stands behind their product is an important step in finding an effective remedy to heal cat incontinence.