Cats are prone to urinary tract infections especially to those who are not a big fan of drinking water. As a pet parent, we are very familiar with their litter box habits. Cleaning the box isn't anyone's favorite chore but it can be an excellent way to keep an eye on your pet's urinary tract health. If your cat's bathroom habits change, it might be a sign that they have a urinary tract problem.

 

Increase their water intake

Water flushes toxins in your cat’s body. Make sure that there is an accessible drinking water for them to drink whenever they need to be dehydrated. You may consider buying a water fountain since most of the cats prefer drinking water when it runs fresh from a fountain.

Lixit Cat Water Fountain 32 oz 

 

Modify their diet

Canned diets contain more water than dry varieties, and feeding wet food is an easy way to incorporate more water into your cat’s daily diet. Shift their diet to include more wet food, which contains more moisture than dry kibble. Alternatively, you can try soaking the dry kibble in water for about 15 minutes to moisten it. As with any change in diet, it is best to ask your veterinarian for advice on how to best approach it.

 

   
Tiki Cat Koolina Luau Chicken with Egg 6 oz Tiki Cat Puka Puka Luau Succulent Chicken 2.8oz Petite Cuisine Canned Cat Food Baby Bluebell's Chicken & Pumpkin 2.8oz

 

Reduce your cat’s stress

Cats are natural born hunters that staying indoors could cause them stress. Pick toys that are moving and engaging to challenge their inner predator.

 

     
Doc & Phoebe Cat Toy Forever Fun Treat Dispenser Blue Kong Cat Curlz Teaser Petstages Cat Toy Nina Ottoson Buggin Out L2

 

Visit the veterinarian

Ask your veterinarian about whether prescription food that supports urinary tract health could benefit your cat.