Urinary Incontinence in Companion Pets and How it’s Different from Inappropriate Urination to a UTI

When an older house trained house pet begins urinating inappropriately, many owner confuse this and call it urinary incontinence. Differentiating incontinence from other issues is important as the different causes have very different treatments. Incontinence occurs when, often due to age or female dogs spayed young, when a weak bladder sphincter is present. Often this […]

Feline Heartworm Disease

Cats get heartworm infections! Just like dogs, cats get infected with heartworms. But in felines, the disease presents a little differently and is much harder to detect. Sometimes the first symptoms are respiratory issues and death! Feline heartworm disease tends to be more of a lung disease rather than a heart disease as it is […]

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 […]