- What is cystitis?
- We determine the severity of the disease
- Treatment of cystitis
When your pussy well, then you have a good mood: the soul does not hurt, and the heart of pity for martyr is not broken. But, alas, our domestic cats and kitties, too sick. Moreover, diseases that may overtake our pets, perhaps, no less than human diseases. There are among them, and only feline ailments and diseases similar to human diseases. One of these diseases - cystitis. And, of all pets is cats often suffer from cystitis and cats, oddly enough, the risk more than a female.
However, although the disease is unpleasant, but not fatal. If the animal treated in time and properly, then it will soon become great, and your conscience is clear and calm the soul. About the same, what is this disease, where it is taken as shown cystitis in dogs and cats, and how to treat it, and let us know.
What is cystitis?
Cystitis veterinary classified as infectious or inflammatory disease of the urinary tract. Directly cystitis - an inflammation of the bladder mucosa, but if it is accompanied by urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), already is comprehensive and is called urocystitis.
Cystitis can occur in chronic or acute and chronic (with constant relapses) cystitis usually in older animals. For each form of cystitis are characterized by both general and specific symptoms. Acute cystitis is manifested primarily in the breach, and painful urination, and chronic - bleeding in the bladder.
For cats cystitis dangerous complications in the form of obstruction (blockage) of the urethra mucous plugs that completely block the flow of urine. In this situation, increased pressure in the bladder and renal pelvis, which leads to a blockade of the kidneys. This complication is very dangerous and can result in the death of a cat in a short period of time (from two days before).
Cystitis rarely occurs in cats "in itself." Most often, it becomes a cause of common cold from drafts or permanent cat lying on the cold tile. Sometimes cystitis can be a complication of another disease. It may also cause pyelonephritis and bladder stones, and parasites that live in the urinary organs.
For neutered cats risk is much higher, as they have different than the full male urogenital system functions. And increases the risk of wrong feeding animal when the diet contains mostly dry feed and a small amount of water. Studies have proven that the finished feed me the acid-alkaline urine, which promotes the formation of special salts, disrupts the function of the bladder and provokes cystitis.
And one of the causes of cystitis in cats - a urinary tract infection that can even become a consequence of mating. In any case, the disease does not pass itself and it must necessarily be treated.
Symptoms of the disease can not be overlooked. The first symptom of cystitis - frequent urination. Sick animals often goes into the tray, and then trying to pee in a completely inappropriate places (furniture, carpets, etc.). This behavior is not a whim, but an attempt to get rid of the pain that accompanies the animal when trying to go to the usual tray. If you are familiar disease (rarely what the woman was not ill cystitis), you must understand how painful this condition.
When the disease cystitis every campaign cat toilet - just torture. The process itself is very painful, urine is released a little while, but then she did not. The urine becomes dark and cloudy impurities from blood, mucus and pus. And one of the clearest signs of the disease - a specific, strong and pungent smell of urine that occurs even in neutered cats and neutered cats.
In addition feline cystitis depresses the overall condition of the animal: cat becomes lethargic and apathetic, refuses food, thirsty. Cystitis often accompanied by high fever, vomiting, and pain. Sometimes the animal becomes too hectic, rushing around the room in search of a secluded place, ignores the tray touches the hind legs, and often change their position - it is also the symptoms of cystitis.
We determine the severity of the disease
If you have the slightest suspicion that the animal is ill cystitis if there were at least some symptoms, be sure to try to determine the severity of the disease. This is especially true zaneduzhivshih cats, which are generally characterized by diseases of the genitourinary system. First of all pay attention to the violation of urination because the diagnosis will depend on the further it is from this symptom.
If no violations, and everything happens as usual, look at the volume of urine: if a cat or a cat pissing more than usual, it could be a sign of diabetes, renal dysfunction or other diseases.
Next you need to answer a number of questions, carefully observe the animals and identifying symptoms:
- How often the cat goes to the toilet "in a little"?
- Does it themselves while as before or the duration and intensity of straining?
- It does not appear the peculiar smell of urine, which was previously absent?
- I do not changed the color of urine, whether there were in her blood or mucus?
- Is not there an animal vomit?
- No signs of dehydration? To determine the degree of dehydration, grab the finger skin on the back of the cat, lift and release. If fold slowly straightened, then the animal is dehydrated.
- Do not become length your pet lethargic and apathetic?
- Have there been previous similar symptoms, or it is the first time?
So, in the case of positive answers to all these questions you should immediately contact your veterinarian. Do not delay a visit because the disease is treated by running longer and harder, because your animal is suffering, and because all this could end very sad (especially cats).
If such symptoms are not observed or observed only one of them, try to translate the cat on correctional diet. Because some symptoms can be symptoms of cystitis, such as the effects of:
- a recent vaccination;
- your cat fight with other bullies;
In the case where a couple of days of the diet does not improve the state of the cat, and your suspicions are not subside, Bring the animal to the vet, who put the correct diagnosis and prescribe treatment.
Treatment of cystitis
Of course, the treatment of your pet should take place only under the supervision of a doctor who will prescribe certain medications and chart their application. Most often this disease veterinarian appoint diuretics (diuretics). If the disease is severe, there may be washing procedure and bladder antimicrobials (furatsilin, potassium permanganate, and so on.).
In the case where the cystitis was another complication of the disease, treat the cat and going away. For example, in urolithiasis not excluded and surgery. If the cause of the disease has become an infection, or any infectious complications, the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication treatment (urosulfan, furadonin).
When helminthic invasion (cystitis and her later) will have to give the animal anthelmintic drugs. But if the disease is accompanied by pain, it is likely your cat will register and painkillers.
However, treatment of cats, sick cystitis is not limited to medical procedures: an animal in need of some care. And on this score there are universal recommendations. The first animal to ensure peace and warmth: Bed soft cloth and place it next to a heater. Make sure that the cat always have access to fresh water, and the water itself is always present in a bowl.
And be sure to follow all the recommendations of the veterinarian. Your attention, care and responsibility to help the animal to recover as much medication. Remember that cystitis in cats and cats treated, even if the proceeds in the form of severe, and you are always responsible for those who tamed!