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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Is veterinary-grade urinary care cat food a scam?

Dry cat food at a clinic

Veterinary-grade urinary care cat food works to a certain extent so you can’t call it a scam. However, it is a relatively poor solution to the formation of crystals of magnesium ammonium phosphate (“struvites” or cat crystals) in the bladder causing a urinary blockage. The conclusion and the answer to the question is that …

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How do I get a urine sample from my cat?

Urine sample

Your veterinarian might ask you to take a urine sample from your cat because she shows signs of suffering from a disease such as cystitis or diabetes. A urine test will help diagnose these diseases. If you have one cat then the simplest way to collect a urine specimen is to remove most of …

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Top three cat health insurance claims

Cat checked for health

This page discusses the top three cat health insurance claims in America as per five pet insurance companies (2018). Trupanion said that their number one insurance claim concerned undiagnosed vomiting and diarrhoea. The second and third were urinary tract infections and kidney disease respectively. ASPCA reported the top three as: gastrointestinal conditions, hyperthyroidism and …

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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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Urinary tract INFLAMMATION versus urinary tract INFECTION

Inflammation versus infection in feline UTI

More people should read Dr Pierson’s website I am very happy to promote it because I feel very strongly that this woman is an extremely good veterinarian, very thoughtful and knowledgeable. Also, she does not have an axe to grind. Everything she writes is in the best interests of domestic cat health. She …

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