Difficult urination in cats can take a variety of forms. There can be squatting and nothing coming out, hinting at a possible blockage if it continues. There can be slow urination. There can be frequent attempts. There can be painful urination, indicated by unusual meowing or wide pupils. The urine can be bloody (obvious or unseen by the naked eye). There can be clots of blood. There can be increased washing of the genital area.
The cause can be from kidney or bladder stones. But then you have to ask yourself why they are forming. It certainly doesn’t happen in a healthy cat. Or anyone else, come to that.
A vet will invariably prescribe antibiotics. And there may well be an infection. But that isn’t the cause. It’s just the outcome. All an infection tells you is that the body is trying to heal itself. So the problem will return. Again and again. And each time antibiotics are used, the gut microbiome and the immune system itself will be damaged further and further.
So what else can you do?
First, understand what’s going on.
One of the main reasons for any renal issue in cats is their diet. Commercial cat food is inappropriate for cats, is nutrient poor, is highly toxic and invariably leads first to mild renal issues such as difficulty urinating, ending in kidney failure.
Kidney and bladder stones are formed by the liberal use of synthetic minerals and supplements in commercial cat food. And wherever else they’re added. Synthetic minerals are made in a laboratory. They’re not food. They are isolated ‘minerals’, which doesn’t happen with real food. Real food contains many nutrients which all contribute to each other in a synergistic way.
The body is perfectly capable of dealing with excess natural minerals and nutrients that have been eaten by cats forever, such as found in bones. But the body has no idea what to do with the isolated and synthetic minerals that are , sadly, very common today.
So they build up, forming stones. It doesn’t happen with every cat. But it happens with an increasing number, as each generation is weakened by unnatural aspects of their lifestyle including the lack of nutrition. When the nutrition is in harmony with the cats species, their immune system is vital and strong, repelling disease as oil repels water.
Cats weak spot is their renal system, so that takes the hardest hit when the environment is not right. And diet is one of the largest part of anyone’s environment.
If the cat is in dire straits, and has been unable to urinate at all for a day or more, then getting veterinary assistance may be your only choice. It’s an emergency.
However, if it hasn’t come to that, the best thing is to seek out professional homeopathic support. A well prescribed homeopathic remedy can have an instant and efficacious effect.
Now, having got over the emergency, what do you do?
The most important thing to do is to change the diet to one that is appropriate for cats as a species. Not the cheap collection of waste and rotting food that goes into commercial cat food, whatever the label tells you. Or your vet. Vets have been well trained by Big Pet Food. They receive no eclectic training, no training in natural and suitable foods for cats. So it’s up to you.
Difficult urination in cats is not natural or normal. It’s a reflection of the poor environment – the diet and the health care. Change those two aspects to a good quality diet and holistic health care such as homeopathy, and the issue can be fully healed, without recurrence.