Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats (also known as FLUTD) – Continuing Feline Urinary Issues

The diseased lower urinary tract yields the same symptoms regardless of cause. Bloody urine Straining to urinate (can easily be mistaken for straining to defecate) Urinating in unusual places Urinary blockage (almost exclusively a male cat problem) Licking the urinary opening (usually due to pain) A cat with lower urinary tract disease may have some […]

Urinary Obsrtriction in Cats – Part of Our Series on Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Blocked cats are emergencies Recognizing The Emergency Male cats that strain to urinate, vocalize and potentially have a change in attitude and may vomit are indicating that they may have a urinary obstruction. That means, they can’t urinate enough to empty their bladders. Mucus, crystals and even tiny bladder stones can clump together to form […]

Care in the Time Of COVID – essential care for companion cats and dogs

While not as sexy as the romance and nostalgia of Gabriel García Márquez’s novel, there are common themes relating to dedication and perseverance that fit both the book and companion animal care during this unprecedented time. Unfortunately, the health of cat and dog companions doesn’t come to a standstill even when life as we know it does. While […]