Our 17 year old cat showed signs of a UTI. She is an indoor/outdoor cat. First she soaked the rug at the door with urine, so I knew she wasn't blocked. Then she began squatting randomly, peeing just a little, with some blood. I googled natural cures for feline UTI, and was delighted to find this site.
She has been on a raw chicken diet for 5 years, which has been a lifesaver. Before we switched, her fur was thin, she had no energy. Since feeding the raw chicken, her coat is silky, and she acts like a kitten. Not really sure why she would get a UTI on this diet. There was a spell last summer when we didn't have time to make the raw food, and just fed dry for about 10 days. She started squatting on the floor depositing blood. Since then I never give her dry food. She is very obsessive about water. Whenever she hears water, she comes running and howls demanding fresh water in her dish. Possibly diabetic?
I followed the advice posted by Darlene on 6/2015.
"Used a 1.0mL syringe and gave her 1mL over a 15 minute period. I wouldn't give it to her all at once because it was strong! I gave about 1/3 then waited a few minutes. I gave her the second 1/3 then waited a few minutes. Then I gave her the last 1/3. One hour later she was symptom free but I repeated the 1mL dose again to make sure she would be fine through the night."
She was, and didn't wake me up constantly during the night wanting to be let in and out. She was much calmer, her usual self. Purring and rubbing on everything. I followed the maintenance dose for 2 days, and then skipped 3. Symptoms reappeared, so I repeated doses. She would not eat it on her food, so I used a syringe, wiped the foam off her mouth, and gave her a little tuna and liquid. Guess I'll have to stick with this, and will try the topical approach.
Thanks so much for all the tips on this site!!