URINARY TRACT INFECTION
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is a general term and includes, for example, urinary stones and other causes of bladder irritation.
FLUTD is also associated with the formation of crystals and stones in the urinary tract that can cause numerous and painful ailments for your cat. Struvite and calcium oxalate stones are common stone types.
What are the signs of FLUTD in your cat?
Urinating outside of the litter box
Straining when urinating
Loss of bladder control
Increased frequency of urination, usually passing small amounts of urine
Pink, dark or bloody urine
Crying out in pain/vocalizing during attempts to urinate
Licking the genital area
Lack of energy or interest in normal activities
FLUTD is serious and requires medical attention. Fortunately, you can help your cat recover with treatment from your veterinarian and the right FLUTD diet.
Note, however, that urinary tract disease is potentially a lifelong disease. Any cat that has been treated for urinary tract disease runs the risk of contracting it again. Even with the best treatment, some cats may have recurring signs or periodic episodes. Watch closely for recurrence of signs and symptoms, and consult with your vet if you see a resurgence of signs. #didyouknow #purrfecthavencatreacue #Ldont #Canada #Cats #Kittens #Ontario #London