We love the cuteness of our cats, but we surely do not like to smell the stinky litter box cats. So, how can we tell that a cat’s urine is normal?
This article will tell you how to know the condition and normality of your feline’s urine.
Modern litter boxes are designed to easily conceal the odor and the look of waste materials. So it becomes tough for the cat owners to describe the exact condition of the cat’s urine. Nobody wants to get the smell of a cat’s poop or urine closely.
In addition, many cats require total isolation when peeing or poping, so it becomes tough for us to monitor how the urine is going. But nothing is beyond impossible; with a little effort and commitment, you can easily judge the condition of urine. Below are some of the ways of doing so.
The cats that evolved from dry regions mainly piss two times a day; it is so because they have developed a habit of retaining maxim water inside their bodies which gives them a chance of keeping hydrated.
Many factors determine the frequency of urination in a cat, such as heat and humidity, the type of food cats consume, and the amount of water intake. Other aspects, such as medical conditions, kidney or bladder problems, liver disorders, hormone imbalances, and many others, cannot be ruled out.
In addition, it also depends on the cat’s breed and how much she urinates in a day. Sometimes, the cat urinating five times a day is lovely, while the owners may consider it a disease with another cat. So, the criteria are the sudden change of routine in urinating. Thus, if your cats begin to increase urination periods or suddenly decrease, it is time to see the veterinarian.
Typically, the cat’s urine color should be pale yellow and transparent. Similarly, golden or straw-colored urine is also considered a healthy variant of yellow color. The cat is suffering from bladder or kidney diseases if the color of its urine contains cloudiness, dark or light color, and some floating debris.
The urine smell of an adult or castrated cat is not very strong. You may consider the smell of normal urine as inoffensive and weak. Moreover, the typical cat’s urine smell is acidic and slightly pungent.
It is known as abnormal cat urine if the urine is darker or bloody in color. Sometimes, cats make a bloody red trail from their litter box to the food bowl. Rush to a veterinarian if you ever notice such abnormality as red urine.
Sometimes, the condition worsens as there may be some blockage in the urethra, resulting in blood clots and debris in the urine. So, if such inflammations become profound, they may lead to life-threatening urine blockage situations.
Any unpleasant scents in the urine are linked to cystitis and bladder infections (inflammation) 6. Other factors that might drastically alter the urine odor include tumors and hormonal issues, particularly in male cats. Generally speaking, you should get your cat evaluated by your veterinarian if you notice anything strange in the litter box.
It is difficult to monitor or take a cat’s urine scent. While there are some ways from which we can detect the abnormality of urine. For instance, if the urine color changes from its conventional pale yellow or the odor changes, we can conclude that the cat suffers from a disease.
Problems in the urethra, inflammations, and bladder infections are common disorders that may lead to bloody urine in cats; in such cases, visiting a vet becomes an emergency.
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