Cystitis in cats - not such a rare disease. Unfortunately, many masters let him into the dark, thinking that the cystitis will pass by itself. So to act categorically it is impossible! The country of the Soviets will tell you how to detect and cure this disease in time.
Cystitis is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bladder. It can be acute or chronic. Chronic cystitis is more common in older animals. Unlike acute cystitis, it is rarely accompanied by urination disorders, its main symptom is prolonged bleeding in the bladder.
Often cystitis in cats is accompanied by urethritis - inflammation of the urethra (urethra). Such a complex disease is called urocystitis.
Causes of cystitis in cats
Cystitis in cats is rarely found "on its own". Often it is complication of other diseases of the genitourinary system: pyelonephritis, urolithiasis or lesions of the urinary organs by parasites. In addition, cystitis can be a consequence of hypothermia An animal - for example, if your cat lays under an open window or a window or on a cold tiled floor.
The likelihood of cystitis increases misfeeding cat. If you give her a lot of dry food or canned food, but do not increase the daily portion of drinking water, the cat may develop cystitis. In addition, castrated cats are predisposed to cysts - they have a genitourinary system that functions differently than ordinary cats.
Symptoms of cystitis in cats
Usually, cystitis in cats is easy to recognize. The most common symptom of cystitis is problems with urination. A cystitis-sick cat starts walking more oftentray, but urination is painful, and urine is little or no secret at all. It turns out that the cat goes to the toilet often, but for a little bit. Urine has a dark yellow color, it may contain impurities of blood or pus.
In addition, cystitis in cats is often accompanied byoppressed condition, apathy, thirst, high fever, vomiting, anorexia. Movement of the animal becomes chained, the cat often changes the position of the hind legs. Symptoms usually depend on the severity of the disease. Finally, only a veterinarian can diagnose, based on the results of the analyzes.
Treatment of cystitis in cats
Specific medications for the sick animal are prescribed by the veterinarian depending on the severity of the disease and the characteristics of the organism. But there is general recommendations, which each host must observe.
Noticing the first symptoms of cystitis, you need provide the cat peace and warmth. Lay your pet on a soft litter and make sure that she always has plenty of drinking. You can add a decoction of horsetail to the water and put a warm water bottle on your stomach.
Usually the veterinarian appoints diuretics, and in severe cases - rinsing of the bladder solution of furacilin, potassium permanganate orpenicillin. If the cystitis is accompanied by infectious complications, the doctor can prescribe sulfasin, furadonin or urosulfan. Painful urination and spasms are prescribed painkillers and antispasmodics.
If cystitis is caused by parasite damage, then anthelminthic drugs will be prescribed. If cystitis is a complication of other diseases of the genitourinary system, first of all will be treated by the disease that caused him (for example, with urolithiasis, surgery may even be necessary).
Prevention of cystitis in cats
Cystitis in cats, like any disease, is easier to prevent than cure. For prevention of cystitis it is very important to protect your cat from hypothermia and to treat infectious diseases in a timely manner.
It is very important to choose for your cat balanced menu. It is necessary to limit the share of dry food and canned food in it. Your pet should always have access to fresh and clean drinking water.
Cystitis in cats is quite an unpleasant disease that can lead to the death of the animal, if it is not treated. Show caring to your pet - and he will answer you with sincere love.