Feline Urinary Tract Diseases & Infections: Facts & Nutritional Tips
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What is Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease?
FLUTD stands for Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease and is a term used to describe any group of disorders or diseases that affects the lower urinary tract (bladder or urethra) in cats. The most common disorder of the group is feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC). FIC involves inflammation by an unknown cause, but stress is thought to be a significant factor.
Digestive disorders can affect any part of the digestive system, from the stomach, small intestine and through to the large intestine. As well as the commonly known signs such as and vomiting, digestive disease in the pet can be accompanied by a loss of appetite, stomach rumblings or cramps, straining, inactivity, depression and weight loss.