A cat with incontinence is unable to control their urination. The cat may dribble urine or leave wet spots in an area where they have been sleeping. Feline incontinence is often a problem that they are unaware of , and there can be many things that will cause it. Below are some of the top causes of feline incontinence.
Cause 1: The most common reason is a lower urinary tract disease. This disease will often cause the need to urinate often, and it might be causing your cat to be unable to reach the litter box in time.
Cause 2: If your cat has had frequent urinary problems, then it could be that the bladder has become scarred. This will prevent it from being able to expand to hold more urine, which will lead to a more frequent emptying of the bladder.
Cause 3: Bladder stones can cause a blockage in your cat’s urethra. This will make it impossible for the cat to completely empty their bladder. Pressure when the bladder fills with urine could force out some of it. If you suspect this problem get your cat to the vet right away, as it can be fatal within a day or two.
Cause 4: A weakening of the urinary sphincter will often cause feline incontinence. It doesn’t happen very often in cats, but it does happen occasionally in spayed cats. This is especially true if the cat is overweight. It is often a result of hormones, and usually develops later in life.
Cause 5: Diabetes can often cause incontinence in cats. A cat who is diabetic will often drink a lot more water than usual, because the disease will make the cat thirsty. It does this to help the cat flush excess sugar out of the body. Unfortunately, this will also make the cat urinate more often. They may have trouble making it to the litter box in time.
Cause 6: Simple old age can cause incontinence in your cat. The bladder muscles may become weak, causing your cat to be unable to hold in urine.
Never ignore cats who need to be let out to relieve themselves. The reason is that when she holds her water this puts added pressure on her kidneys and bladder and can result in loss of bladder control. Lastly, keep your cat’s immune system in tip-top shape by following healthy nutrition (organic where possible) and giving them plenty of exercise, fresh air and love!