Causes and Treatment of UTIs in Cats

Urinating often and only passing small amounts could indicate a painful UTI in cats.

Frequent Urination 

Cats may cry or strain to urinate when they have a UTI since it causes a burning sensation.

Crying or Straining

Bright red blood in a cat's urine is an alarming UTI symptom requiring prompt veterinary care.

Blood in Urine  

Most UTIs in cats are caused by E. coli bacteria entering the urinary tract.


Struvite crystals or bladder stones can trigger bacterial infections leading to inflamed UTIs.

Bladder Stones

Vets diagnose UTIs in cats by analyzing a urine sample for bacteria, blood, and crystals.


Bacterial UTIs are treated with a course of antibiotics prescribed by your veterinarian.


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