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Cystitis and Lower Urinary Tract Disease

What is cystitis?

Cystitis is a general term referring to inflammation in the urinary bladder. The term cystitis does not imply a specific underlying cause.


In cats, diseases of the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra) are often grouped under the term feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). This is due to the fact that it can be difficult to distinguish between diseases of the bladder and urethra, and many diseases will affect both structures. It is more correct to call the condition Feline Idiopathic Lower Urinary Tract Disease (iF... Read More

Feline Obesity

Is feline obesity a problem?

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Tapeworm Indection in Cats

Tapeworms are intestinal parasites of the cat and dog. Because they are classified as cestodes, they belong to a different family than the hookworms and roundworms which are called nematodes. Several types of tapeworms are known to infect cats. Dipylidium caninum is by far the most common one.

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Constipation in Cats

What is constipation?

Constipation can be defined as an abnormal accumulation of feces resulting in difficult bowel movements. This may result in reduced frequency or absence of defecation. The feces are retained in the large intestine or colon. Since one of the major functions of the colon is water absorption, the retained feces become hard and dry, which makes passing the feces even more difficult. Constipated cats strain in an attempt to defecate resulting in abdominal pain. Some constipated cats may pass small amounts of liquid feces or blood as a result of excessive straining.

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