4 main causes of blood in the urine of a cat, treatment of diseases
- 07 Nov 15:30
- Animal Care
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 anperson, 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.
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:
- 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:
- 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.
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.