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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is a common and potentially serious disorder among cats. This condition causes inflammation and irritation of the bladder and urethra. This can lead to blockages, bleeding, pain, and difficulty urinating.

The exact cause of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is not fully understood, however there are several factors which may contribute to its development. Some of these include eating a dry diet, being neutered, stress, being overweight, genetics and environment.

Symptoms of FLUTD include frequent visits to the litter box, excessive licking at the urinary opening, blood in urine, straining when urinating, and vocalising while urinating. If you notice any of these symptoms please contact your veterinarian immediately.

For more information on FLUTD visit vetnpetDIRECT on YouTube for a video with Dr Glenn.

Originally published in My Pet Magazine Issue 26 Autumn/Winter 2023.
To view all issues of My Pet Magazine click here.

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