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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. Feline Idiopathic Cystitis. Is a disease that results in inflammation of the bladder and/or urethra. The condition may result in partial or complete obstruction of the urinary tract. Risk factors can include: stress, low activity, greater than 1 cat household, dry diets, obesity and neutering. Usual presentation is in cats between the ages of 2-6 years.

Clinical signs: straining during urination, passing small amounts of urine, blood tinged urine, attempting to urinate more frequently, abdominal pain, restlessness and licking at genitals. If left untreated they can become lethargic, start vomiting, in-appetence. Complete obstruction of the urinary tract can be life threatening if left untreated.

If you ever notice your cat straining to urinate make sure you contact you vet ASAP.

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