Kidney stones in cats are the result of the modern way of life. Natural cat health, or the ways of the wild, prevents the formation of kidney stones. Let’s look at why and then measures you can take to prevent or eliminate them without expensive and invasive surgery.
Kidney stones in cats, as in everyone, are insoluble mineral salts that accumulate over time. They are hard and of variable size. Without help, they are extremely painful to pass.
The symptoms a cat can exhibit, indicating kidney stones, include frequent urination, straining to urinate, passing only small amounts of urine and sometimes blood (not always visible) in the urine. Serious cases can lead to vomiting, a loss of appetite, weakness, lethargy and depression.
Cats try to tell us when something is amiss by behaving out of character. They may urinate in unusual places, a sure sign that something is upsetting them. Cats are fastidiously clean, so you need to look beyond your own displeasure when this happens.
Veterinary diagnosis includes X-rays, urine test and ultrasound. As bladder infections invariably accompany any renal disturbance, your cat will inevitably be prescribed antibiotics. However, bacteria are not the cause of the kidney stones. They are merely opportunistic feeders when the health of your cat is down. Antibiotics are liver toxic and lower the immune system, so they don’t help your cat help herself.
The main cause of kidney stones is an unhealthy diet. The vast majority of commercial cat food provides your cat with an unhealthy diet, even the expensive ones from your veterinarian.
So the best way to prevent this unhappy and painful problem occurring, you need to feed your cat a quality, natural diet. This will also dissolve kidney stones that are not currently causing any great problem. However, well advanced cases may need immediate treatment. Homeopathic treatment can provide instant relief and help pass the stones without incident.
Prevent kidney stones in cats forming, and keep your cat healthy overall, by feeding your cat according to natural cat health.