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Blood in the urine is a common finding in cats with litter box problems. What most people don't realize, however, is that this blood is usually from inflammation, not a true bacterial urinary infection, especially in younger cats. Most of the time this inflammation, called idiopathic cystitis, results from a combination of stress, insufficient water intake, diet, and a genetic tendency toward lower urinary tract disease. Sometimes, however, especially in older or debilitated cats, a true bacterial infection is involved that requires appropriate antibiotic therapy. These infections can involve both the bladder and the kidneys and can be very painful. Kidney infections can also damage the kidneys and cause kidney failure. Read more...


Constipation, Diarrhea, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

 Is your cat vomiting hairballs or food?  Are you seeing diarrhea or small hard stools in the litter box or unfortunately around the house? Constipation, diarrhea, and inflammatory bowel disease are common in cats as they age or when they are stressed. There are many things we can to do to help cats with these issues. Read more...

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Older Cat Health Problems

Is your cat having difficulty jumping up or down or moving more slowly? Is your cat losing weight? Are you seeing larger volumes of urine or are you seeing your cat drinking more water? Read more...

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