Updated: Aug 16
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common health issues found in domestic cats. Symptoms include going to urinate very frequently but only passing small amounts of urine 💦 , straining to urinate or feeling pain and discomfort while urinating. Usually, cats will cry out while urinating due to the discomfort 😿 . Urinating outside of their litter box is also a red flag that something is wrong with the bladder. You may also see a cat with UTI licking their rear frequently.
There are a lot of contributing factors to UTIs such as being overweight, low water intake, or a diet of dry food. Male cats ♂ are also more prone to urinary tract infections and diseases as they have narrower urethras, making them more susceptible to being blocked.
Oftentimes, the reason why UTIs develop so easily in domestic house cats is due to the diet they are on 🍽 . Dry kibbles tend to be high in carbohydrates and moderate in protein with no moisture. In comparison, a cat’s natural diet consists of mice and small prey which are high in protein and moisture and low in carbohydrates. Since processing kibble takes water too, many of our furry friends are living in states of constant dehydration 🙀 .
Preventing UTIs and other urinary tract diseases starts with changing our cats’ diets to food that mimics what the cats would have in the wild. To achieve this, our Designer Cats Raw Gourmet feed is meticulously prepared with a golden ratio of 80% meat 🥩 10% bone and 10% offal , giving your cats the best hydration and nutrition they can get. Get your cats on an improved diet now with: https://www.designerbengalsingapore.com/rawgourmet