Major cause of feline idiopathic cystitis is conflict with another cat in the home

Multi-cat Household

Probably it should not be called feline idiopathic cystitis because a major cause of it is known. A cause which I discuss here. The word “idiopathic” means an unknown cause of a disease. Study In a study carried out in 2004 by Cameron and others, 31 cats with feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) were compared …

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Ragdoll peeing by the front door. What can I do?

Blue Ragdoll is peeing by the front door

This is the current problem as described by Donna Fraser on Facebook (I have shortened her post a little to make it more manageable): So I recently took in this handsome boy Charlie who was re-homed because I was told he sometimes urinates on the tile by the front door. He was re-homed last …

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Does dry cat food cause urinary tract problems?

Dry cat food and cat

Look, if you want to really get into this topic, I’d advise you to read Lisa Pierson’s website. She is a fully qualified veterinarian and passionate about not feeding dry cat food to cats and feline urinary tract health. She’ll advocate wet food only. She says that a blocked urethra is very painful and …

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Home Remedy for Cat with Cystitis

Home treatment for cat with cystitis

People search for a home remedy for a cat with cystitis. I have first-hand experience. Many years ago my cat had cystitis. It was caused primarily by stress compounded by a full-time dry food diet. She was stressed because I was away all day. I tackled the problem by doing my best to reduce …

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Case study of five-year-old cat having great difficulty urinating

When this cat did urinate it was bloody. He also groomed his abdomen excessively. These are the unmistakeable signs of an anxious and stressed cat. He had developed cystitis (infection of the bladder) which is often linked to stress. He was one of six cats in the home. Unfortunately he was not friendly with …

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