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Stressed out of their (litter) box

Client evening at Albavet
11 Annfield Place, Dennistoun, Glasgow G31 2XQ
Wednesday 11th March (6pm-7.30pm)
Tickets £5, refreshments included
Call 0141 554 1911 or pop in to book

What is FLUTD?

Feline lower urinary tract disease is a really common condition in cats. It is actually an umbrella term that encompasses a few diseases that can affect the bladder or urethra in cats. Investigation is often needed to differentiate them so treatment can be tailored to your pet. Frustratingly; sometimes a specific diagnosis cannot be found and it is then diagnosed as feline idiopathic cystitis and efforts can then be made to manage the condition.

Who is most at risk?

  • Overweight cats
  • Indoor
  • Dry food
  • Nervous/stressed cats
  • Changes to the home environment
  • Why Should We Worry About It?
Most of us know that cystitis can be really painful, and it’s no different in cats. If your little friend is in and out of the litter tray or doing drops of urine in strange places, it’s likely that they are uncomfortable. There can sometimes even be blood in the urine too.

The biggest concern with this condition is actually in male cats particularly, as their urethra is longer and more winding than in females so it can get blocked! This is an EMERGENCY! You can spot this if you don’t see any urine in the tray and he is squatting to urinate a lot.


How do we prevent it:

There are so many things that can be done to help prevent this condition. Some of these include have enough litter trays and keeping them clean, providing plentiful water and keeping the home as stress free as possible!

If you want to know more about Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease and how to help prevent it, then you would be mad to miss this fun and informative client evening at Albavet.


Tess Walker MA VetMB MRCVS (Head Vet)

Mar 4, 2020

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