10 potential reasons for FLUTD in an infographic

10 potential reasons for FLUTD in an infographic

RELATED: Cat Urinary Infection Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment I am going to add some words to fill out this very sparse Infographic. It is deliberately minimalistic in order to get the message across quickly. As mentioned, the information comes from a study from Thailand. I found the study very useful. Link: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56968-w The scientists …

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A lesson about getting a veterinarian’s second opinion before surrendering your cat

Dean who was misdiagnosed by one vet as being in good health but another vet diagnosed a large bladder stone causing him to urinate outside the litter box

I don’t know much about this first case of inappropriate elimination in this article but I feel it is important to report it. The story comes from Quora.com and the first posting is from a person who asks, “Should I get rid of my cat?” The owner, in exasperation, was asking Quora.com users about …

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Cat Urinary Infection Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Cat Urinary Infection Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Urinary tract infections in cats, or cat UTIs, are quite common and troublesome for your cat. Symptoms can include frequent urination, pain during urination, blood in the urine, or even behavioral changes like urinating outside the litter box. UTIs in cats are often caused by bacteria migrating into the bladder. They are particularly common …

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Connection between hard water and urinary crystals in cats?

There are indications, based upon a study carried out by a large pet medical insurer, that there is a connection between urinary tract health problems, particularly crystals in the urine, and hard water. BUT there are counterarguments and this is only one study. I can’t find others which supports this. Note: this page was …

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Cat starts to pee in bathroom sink. Impressed or concerned?

Cat pees in sink all of a sudden. Impressed or concerned?

A Reddit.com user says the following: “Cat started peeing in the sink – don’t know if I should be impressed or concerned”. I’d be concerned even if the cat looks healthy and is behaving normally and pooping in the litter tray. This points to cystitis, an inflammation of the bladder due to a bacterial …

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6 measures to prevent FLUTD recurring

6 measures to prevent FLUTD

The first preventative step is to consider diet. Some veterinarians believe that feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is caused or exacerbated by dry cat food. There are differences of opinion which is apparent because some veterinarians recommend Hill’s Prescription Diet c/d as a preventative for FLUTD. This is a dry cat food and …

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38 facts about the common cold in cats

Cat has a cold and owner provides reassurance

Here are 38 facts about the common cold in domestic cats. I like to present these sort of topics in succinct, bullet-point factual terms because I think it helps to understand the subject. The facts are presented chronologically as the disease develops. I hope that you find it useful. The source of the information …

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Natural treatments for feline lower urinary tract disease (LUTD)

Holistic treatments for LUTD

LUTD affects between 1 and 2% of the cat population. Bacterial infections are not a common cause. Cats suffering from the disease are “significantly more likely to be fed dry food exclusively” (Dr. Bruce Fogle in Natural Cat Care). The aim of complimentary, natural treatments to cure LUTD is to reduce the specific gravity …

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