Urine retention in the cat
Probably every owner who cares about the health of your cat or cats, heard once about a problem like urinary retention, or urolithiasis.
However, most people know about it only by hearsay, as a rule, the owners, have faced this problem. And in need of treatment are trying to fight the disease, with the recommendations drawn up for another animal. Let us look at what really is the cause of lack of urination in animals and how to help them.
Painful, difficult urination or its absence may be due to several reasons, among which the main one is urolithiasis.
Urolithiasis.- disease, accompanied by the formation of stones from urinary components in the kidney, bladder or retention in the lumen of the urethra, making it difficult urination process and makes it painful.
In the early stages of the disease goes unnoticed, and to tell about the problems begin only on the results of urine tests. But if you notice that your cat or cat (cats disease is less common because of differences in anatomy) for a long time sitting in the tray, meows or urinating blood, makes it very often, but little, should immediately contact a veterinarian. If the cat has not urinated during the day, your actions should be as fast.
This situation is very dangerous to the animal, and attempts to help (massaging the abdomen, etc.) may lead to rupture of the bladder, and the clock delay to a deterioration condition of the animal, as harmful substances contained in urine, begin to be absorbed back into the blood and cause poisoning of the body. But the most dangerous and almost irreparable – a violation of the kidneys. If the urine is not excreted by the due date, the kidneys are subject to a functional overload, which can lead to very serious consequences, and kidney infection in animals, like humans, are not conducive to a long and happy life. So, we go to the doctor!
As a rule, it all starts with your story, listening to it and examined the animal, the doctor will recommend a urine analysis and do ultrasound of the abdomen. The importance of the analysis of urine should not be underestimated, because only he can show what nature rocks or sand is in the urine. A US data will show whether there is inflammation in the bladder and kidneys, as well as the presence of sediment and rock. It will help to make a diagnosis and develop the most effective treatment, but also to find the right kind of food, because despite the common misconception finished medicated feed may very well help solve the problem, as long as they are correctly selected and accurately made. Dry food is not harmful – harmful low-quality dry food!
But in addition to the above items, for the first time, most likely, your animal will be given treatment. You need to do to give injections or pills, desoldering concoctions of herbs, and here you have to decide: do it yourself or to carry the animal in the veterinary clinic. The main thing that the prescribed treatment was carried out as carefully and effectively. And remember that the doctor’s only half of the success depends on, and the second – from your efforts and desire to cure pet.
It is believed that kidney stones can not be cured until the end, but as practice shows, if you try, you can achieve long-term improvements. And if the disease will worsen only 2-3 times a year, it can be considered a success.
Summarizing all the above, I would like once again to ask you, dear pet owners, if you expensive health of your pets, do not try to treat them yourself without the proper knowledge. Correct errors more difficult than treating the root cause!