Animal Care

4 main causes of blood in the urine of a cat, treatment of diseases

Blood in the cat's urine is a loud signal of a malfunction in the body of a pet. From a medical point of view, the appearance of blood in urine( both in humans and in animals) is called hematuria.

Hematuria can become a symptom of many diseases and ailments in cats. The main thing - to remember that the cat is not an

person, he can not say where and what he has a pain. Therefore, with the first signs of blood in the urine immediately consult with an experienced specialist. It is desirable to immediately collect the urine for analysis and bring it to the hospital together with pile animals, which will significantly increase the rate of setting the correct diagnosis. However, the analysis is suitable only for urine, collected no more than 3-4 hours ago. For collection, a disposable sterile syringe without a needle from a tray that does not have a filler, or filled with a special non-absorbent filler that is sold in the zoopestops as part of the collection kit for urine. The tray must be washed thoroughly beforehand.

Both general and biochemical blood tests should be taken on an empty stomach, which is very important for the correct diagnosis. If there is a need for an ultrasound, it is also done on an empty stomach.

4 main causes of blood in the urine of a cat, treatment of diseases

Causes of blood in the urine of the cat

There are 4 main reasons why blood can be observed in a pet's urine:

  • Parenchymal renal hematuria - the appearance of blood due to problems with the kidneys. There is such a hematuria through:
  • High proteinuria - in urine there is an elevated level of protein;
  • Inflammatory processes in any area of ​​the kidneys or kidneys;
  • Specific bacterial and viral infections, during which there may be pyuria - the appearance of bacteria in the urine;
  • Lymphosarcoma( kidney tumor).One of its manifestations is the appearance of blood in the cat's urine;
  • Injury - any drop from height, adventure on the road, etc.
  • Nephrolithiasis, kidney polycystic ovary, kidney parasites, kidney stroke, or any vascular abnormality;
    • Urinary tract pathology. If the kidneys are good and blood is present in the urine, then the problems are most likely related to urinary excretion:
  • Pyrium and / or dysuria may occur if inflammation or infection of the bladder, urethra or ureters occurs - painful urination is difficult;
  • Acute inflammation, toxic effects of drugs, tumors can cause a severe bleeding that directly endangers the life of a pet;
  • A change in the shape of the bladder due to the occurrence of polyps, stones in the ureter( urolithiasis), urethra, bladder as a result of trauma and irritation of the mucosa;
  • A recent bladder injury and, as a consequence, the appearance of hematuria is an absolute indication for immediate veterinary care.
    • Diseases of the genital tract. In inflammatory processes in the prostate, the blood of the cat may also enter the urine;
    • Systemic Disease. Different pathologies( liver, blood, heart failure, systemic infections, overheating) can cause hematuria.

    At the first manifestation of blood in the urine, it is necessary to immediately tell the veterinarian not to aggravate the situation by losing time.

    4 main causes of blood in the urine of a cat, treatment of diseases

    Treatment for

    Treatment depends on the correct diagnosis, but the most commonly used group of drugs. Are usually prescribed anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodics( eg, human alopecia or drotaverine).If treatment has not been approved on time, a small course of antibiotic therapy may be required. Immune agents, vitamin complexes, herbal medicines are prescribed only by the veterinarian. You can not treat your pet yourself, even if you have medical education. It must be remembered that a cat is not a human, and some human preparations can only worsen the situation.