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Cystitis large feline

E T Bell, J P Lulich
CASE REPORT: We describe a case of a large amount of mineralised material, presumed to be struvite crystals, within the urinary bladder of a cat with feline idiopathic cystitis. The presence of this material coincided with episodes of lower urinary tract signs in this cat over a 2-year period. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Although struvite crystalluria is widely considered to be clinically insignificant, this generalisation may not be true for all cats with lower urinary tract disease...
September 2015: Australian Veterinary Journal
K R Kerr
Experimental and clinical investigations have confirmed the importance of dietary modifications in medical protocols designed to treat and prevent feline lower urinary tract signs (LUTS). The objective of this review is to discuss common medical conditions contributing to feline LUTS and to present currently used and potential preventative dietary modifications. Feline LUTS are a set of clinical conditions with similar symptoms related to inappropriate urine elimination due to a combination of genetics, stress and frustration reactions, environment, and medical condition or conditions, for example, idiopathic cystitis, urolithiasis, urethral obstruction, and urinary tract infection...
June 2013: Journal of Animal Science
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