lambertj68 asked in PetsCats · 1 decade ago

I believe my female cat has a urinary tract infection, how can I treat it with home remedies?

I live over an hour away from a vet and no money. Love my cat thou and need to help her as soon as possible.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    My 10 year old cat gets these quite often (3 or 4 times a year) and has done since she was 2, so the vet has helped me work out an action plan. If I catch her early enough then she does not need antibiotics. My first sign is usually her having to pee indoors (not making it out in time) she hates this and goes in a plant pot or on a plastic bag if she can find one (I lined her litter tray with plastic bags under the litter when she was little). Or I might see her walk across the garden and stop to pee three or four times. If she gives me any of these signs my action plan kicks in.

    1. First I bring her into the warm and give her litter instead of letting her outside. Then I can keep an eye on how often she is going and how much urine she is actually passing (also to watch for if there is any blood - if there is she it too far along in the infection to help and goes to the vet for antibiotics)

    2 Second I have to hydrate her. The more water she takes in the better. It helps flush the bacteria from her system. I refresh her water bowl several times in the day as cats are more likely to drink really really fresh water. I filter it to take out the chlorine. I don't allow her any biscuits they are too dry. I feed her tiny tiny portions of her very favourite foods (prawns or roast chicken etc) in the bottom of her dish, let her have a little sniff, then cover it with two cups of very very thin gravy or watery chicken stock. That way she has got to drink down before she can eat her food. I only give her small amounts so I can do it eight or 12 times in the day instead of her normal 2 meals. I keep a tin of premium cat food in gravy in the cupboard for an emergency and mix a couple of spoons of this with 2 cups of water if I don't have anything tasty to give her.

    I usually have her feeling much better in 12 -24 hours and right as rain in 48 hours.

    If it is the first time your cat has one it if probably too far along for anything but antibiotics, (although doing the hydration is just as important with antibiotics). But if you are vigilante you may catch it early next time so its worth working out an action plan with your own vet. It has certainly spared my cat a lot of discomfort and antbiotics over the years.

    Source(s): my vet.
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    4 years ago

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    There are no home remedies for a UTI and cleaning the outside surface won't help. Your cat needs to be put on prescription food that dissolves the crystals or if they are too large to dissolve they need to be surgically removed. There is also a surgery where the vet will insert a catheter into the penis to get everything out (this is if everything is really bad). Antibiotics are also needed. If you don't get your cat help he will not be able to urinate and will get more sick which will incur higher veterinary bills if you choose to help him later on down the road. Your vet will probably allow you to make payments on this one since UTI's are very very serious and must be treated right away. Imagine all the toxins your cat will be storing up when he can't flush it out with his urine...

  • 1 decade ago

    There are no home remedies for urinary problems in cats.

    If your cat can't produce urine it is a life-threatening situation. Go to: http://www.littlebigcat.com and read Dr. Jean Hovfe's article titled "Urinary Tract Disorders in Cats", "What Cats Should Eat", "Why Cats Need Canned Food". Probably changing to a wet food diet would be as helpful as anything you can do at home.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    My cat had a UTI 2 years ago. Trust me, this is NOTHING to mess around with. If you wait too long, they will have to go through surgery which cost over a thousand dollars. This is a very serious thing your cat as. He either needs meds, a cathader( sp?) or surgery. It cost me a thousand dollars to fix my cat. I went to a emergency animal hospital though. The sooner you take him to the vet, the better it is for his health and for your pocket. He could die from this, that's how serious it is. He will need to be put on prescription food for the rest of his life after this as well. The food is what is causing him to have this infection. He will get worse if you don't take him.. I'm not trying to scare you, but it is very serious. My advice is to find a way to take him to the vet TOMORROW. Trust me, you won't regret your choice both for him and you.

  • 1 decade ago

    The cat need antibiotics if she has a urinary tract infection!! If you have ever had one, you know they are painful and the cat need help. She will also start and continue to urinate in all kinds of places if not treated.

    You have to find a way to get her treatment.

  • 1 decade ago

    About the only 'home remedy' is to change her diet and hope for the best. UTI are very common in females, especially in winter. Certain diets formulated for urinary health promote a more acidic urine which is less likely to support an infection; but they're not likely to clear one that's already present.

    It would be faster and more practical to get her some antibiotics.

  • 7 years ago

    That is NOT true! Most vets Want $. I have worked at a few vet offices. And from personal experience it $$$ if your pet is sick.Very few vets will help pro bono. Some maybe will do payment plan but still better have $ to walk in the door. I understand they shouldn't work for free but Take an OATH and try to help an owners Beloved pet. 1st.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Signs Of Uti In Cats

  • hartt
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Uti Symptoms In Cats

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