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  • Can the cat litter I use cause a urinary tract infection in my female cat?

    Cat litter is not usually a direct cause of a urinary tract infection. Most true urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria that ascend the urethra and then get into the bladder. The bacteria then colonize the bladder and cause the infection. If the litter box is not clean and she get feces or litter into her vulva area, this can sometimes lead to infection.

    If your cat is getting chronic urinary tract infections, I recommend that you talk to your veterinarian. They can talk to you about what may be causing these in your cat and some steps that you can take to try and prevent them. 


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