Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

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What is a common sign of lower urinary tract disease in cats?

Frequent urination

How can lower urinary tract disease become life-threatening for cats?

By causing complete obstruction of the urethra

What is a possible cause of lower urinary tract disease according to the text?

Previous injury leading to scarring

What is one symptom that can differentiate between mild and severe cases of lower urinary tract disease in cats?

Blood in the urine

What could be a risk factor for lower urinary tract disease in cats based on the text?

Eating dry food

Why is early neutering of cats mentioned in the text?

To emphasize its effect on urethral size reduction

What is a common cause of urinary obstructions in cats?

Bladder inflammation

Why is blood work evaluated in cats with signs of urinary tract inflammation?

All of the above

What is the purpose of injecting contrast material into the bladder during x-rays in cats with straining and bloody urine?

To visualize anatomic causes

Why is sedation or general anesthesia needed in cats with urinary obstruction?

To allow placement of a catheter into the urethra

What is typically done after flushing and draining the bladder through a catheter in cats with urinary obstruction?

Leave the catheter in place for a few days

When should a cystotomy be performed in cats with bladder stones?

If the stones cannot be flushed into the bladder

Learn about the causes, signs, and symptoms of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. Explore how viral infections, diet, cancer, scarring, and trauma can contribute to this condition. Understand the age range most affected by the disease and the common initial signs of urinary tract inflammation in cats.

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