Proactive care for urinary illnesses in cats
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) can have a significant impact on your cat's health and general wellbeing, sometimes without noticeable common symptoms. It's important to understand what behaviors your cat may show so you can seek the advice of your vet as soon as a concern arises.
FLUTD in cats
FLUTD affects up to 10% of cats worldwide, however, it can often be difficult to spot the signs of such health problems. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, such as urinary crystals or bladder stones and even stress. While FLUTD does include urinary tract infections in cats, the majority of urinary signs are classed as idiopathic cystitis - those without an identifiable underlying cause.
A cat UTI, also known as a urinary tract infection, falls under the more general term of FLUTD. It's important to understand how urinary tract infections in cats can arise and how common symptoms of cat UTIs may develop in comparison to other urinary problems.Learn about cat UTIs
Cats more prone to develop urinary issues
Promote your cat's urinary health
It's good to promote a healthy urine concentration for your cat. Royal Canin Urinary Care can help regulate mineral balance in only 10 days and is formulated for healthy adult cats. Our approach takes into account various urinary factors to support your cat effectively.View product
"A change in behavior is often the first sign of illness. Behavioral signs can occur even before any physical signs become obvious. Any sudden change in behavior should be taken seriously. Always schedule a visit with your veterinarian to rule out underlying medical issues".
Dr. Rachel Malamed
Possible signs of urinary illnesses in cats
Signs are difficult to recognize and can be variable depending on the individual cat. We recommend speaking to your vet whenever you have a concern or if you notice any of these signs.
Your cat's behavior and their health are intrinsically linked. Behavioral changes can sometimes be the first sign that your cat is suffering from a urinary illness. Learn what signs may indicate health problems, how to spot them, and when you should seek advice from your vet.Cat behaviour changes
How do our Urinary SO products work?
Your vet may prescribe a nutritional product to support your cat's urinary health if they are currently suffering from (or have a history) of FLUTD. Royal Canin SO urinary products are formulated with tailored nutrition for a cat's individual needs. Talk to your vet for advice on feeding for long-term urinary support.View product
1. Specific nutrients
Formulated with specific nutrients, including L-tryptophane and alpha-casozepine, to help manage signs of stress.
2. S/O Index
Supports urinary health, featuring the S/O Index, and creates an environment unfavorable to the formation of struvite and calcium oxalate crystals in cats.
3. Mixed feeding
Royal Canin Urinary SO dry products can be mixed with Urinary SO wet diets for cats who prefer eating wet and dry food together.
4. Low RSS levels
Relative Supersaturation (RSS) methodology is used to predict the crystallization potential of urine. Feeding a diet with Low RSS helps reduce the risk of crystal formation.
5. Helps prevent urinary stones
Helps dissolve pure struvite stones and lowers the risk of occurrence of struvite and calcium oxalate stones.
Proactive care for urinary symptoms
If your cat is currently, or at risk, of suffering from urinary issues, taking some proactive measures could help make your cat more comfortable, alongside FLUTD treatment recommended by a vet.
Enrich your cat's environment
A lack of stimulation from indoor environments may result in boredom, frustration, and stress for cats, which could be triggers for FLUTD. Enriching your cat's environment is important for their mental and physical well-being and can help reduce stress. Enrichment can include adding more perches, scratching posts, and interactive feeding toys to your home.