Cat Urinary Infection: Feline Urinary Tract Health and Maintenance
Cats can contract a urinary infection much more frequently than their owners would like to imagine. Most often, vets will conclude that the condition is idiopathic in nature, which is simply another way of saying they have no idea what might have caused it. As a result, a common symptom of feline urinary tract infection such as urinating outside the litter box are generally (and erroneously) assigned to behavioral causes, like stress.
The reality is that urinary tract infections in cats are more likely to be physiological rather than behavioral. The condition is one of a number of urinary problems, which can include obstruction in the urinary passage as well as bladder inflammation, more commonly knows as FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease). This is a very unpleasant and painful situation for the cat, as it will strain to urinate but cannot do