Urinary Medicine for Cats

Support your cat’s urinary health and treat UTIs at home with our collection of urinary medicine for cats, delivered right to your doorstep. Shop prescription and non-prescription treatments with Dutch’s online pharmacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes UTIs in cats?

Several things can cause UTIs in cats. However, the infection typically occurs when bacteria travel up their urethra into the bladder. When left untreated, UTIs in cats can cause pain, blood in the urine, accidents outside the litter box, and kidney failure as the bacteria travels through the urinary tract. 

UTIs might also be a symptom of an underlying health condition, so it’s essential to have your cat treated and diagnosed as soon as you suspect a urinary tract infection. Other causes of UTIs in cats include the following:

  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Cancer
  • Stress
  • Kidney & bladder disease
  • Diabetes

In some cases, the cause of your cat’s UTI will remain unknown. However, vets can easily diagnose UTIs in cats with a urinalysis to look for the presence of bacteria in their urine. 

Can I treat my cat’s UTI at home? 

Home remedies are not effective at treating UTIs in people or cats. However, once your cat receives the diagnosis, your vet will give you a treatment plan consisting of urinary medicine for cats to eliminate the bacteria and provide cats with relief from pain while urinating. 

When given correctly, cat UTI antibiotics can eliminate the infection. However, some cats might be prone to UTIs and require treatment any time they experience them. 

What medicine can I use to treat my cat’s UTI?

Several different cat UTI medicines available will eliminate the bacteria and reduce your cat’s symptoms. The top cat UTI treatments include the following prescription antibiotics:

  • Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a popular antibiotic used for treating UTIs in cats and people by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and preventing it from adhering to the cell wall. This medication should only be used to treat bacterial infections, such as UTIs. 
  • Clavamox: Clavamox is a cat UTI antibiotic in chewable tablets that effectively treats infections caused by Staphylococcal bacteria. 

Besides prescription cat UTI treatments, you should also support your cat’s urinary tract health by keeping them hydrated. You can give them supplements to promote hydration and prevent UTIs. 

With Dutch telemedicine for pets, you can get your cat’s urinary medicine delivered right to your door. If you notice signs of a UTI, consider consulting a Dutch vet who can help you determine the best course of action for diagnosis and treatment.

What are the signs of a UTI in cats?

Unfortunately, cats are good at hiding their pain, so you won’t always know when they’re experiencing a UTI. However, knowing the symptoms of UTIs in cats can help prevent infections from worsening. Common symptoms in cats include the following:

  • Frequent urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Small amounts of urine
  • Straining or crying while urinating
  • Licking the genitals

Note: UTIs cannot be diagnosed over the phone and will require a urinalysis.