Thursday, November 14, 2013

Watch Your Cat's Litterbox Habits for Signs of Cat Health

Watching your cat's litterbox habits is an important part of monitoring their health.   Sometimes cats will literally  urinate in a place you see in order to get your attention.  While this could be behavioral, it could also be that your cat is trying to tell you something. If you notice that your cat is going outside the litter box, it could indicate that your cat is stressed, or may have a UTI.   If there is diarrhea,  it could be IBD . If at anytime you see blood in the urine, be sure to take your cat to the veterinarian as this could be a sign of an infection. Diet and nutritional supplements such as Power Probiotic, Notatum and Akutur are very helpful (and easy to administer) to cats with a history of urinary tract and bladder infections.

Kitty Litterbox Etiquette:  Helpful Hints for Monitoring Your Cat's Litterbox

  • Be sure to place litterboxes in a place to make your cat comfortable.
  • If you have multiple cats,  have at least one more than the number of cats in the household—more is better. 
  • Keep the litterbox away from noisy appliances as it can make your cat nervous
  •  Keep the litterbox far away from food and water 
  •  If you have multiple stories, be sure there is a litterbox on each floor.