In Broward & Surrounding counties, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) can be the cause of many issues your cat is facing.
While we get annoyed at our cats trying to trip us on the way to the kitchen and yelling at us to fill their bowl, that’s preferable to coming home and finding blood all over the floor and a cat hiding under the bed.
FLUTD can affect both male and female cats, however, male cats tend to suffer from FUTD more often. It is painful for them and heart-wrenching for you as their person.
There are some tell-tale signs that your cat may be suffering from FLUTD or FUTD
Because cats can be so private, especially when it comes to their bathroom habits, unless more than one sign is present, FLUTD can be hard to recognize.
Cats that are middle-aged, neutered, overweight, don’t exercise, eat only dry food, and are indoor-only cats are most susceptible to FLUTD.
After your vet does the appropriate tests, be it x-rays, biopsies, blood work, or an ultrasound they will be able to determine a course of action.
Depending on the diagnosis, your cat may be given antibiotics, provided with a special diet, or if necessary, there may need to be surgery to remove stones or obstructions.
Make sure your cat’s litter box is cleaned regularly. If you have multiple cats, try and have a box for each cat.
Always encourage your cat to drink water. If they don’t appear to be getting enough, you may want to make sure to give them wet food to accommodate for the needed hydration.
Remember, any time your cat is having a problem urinating it’s time to give us a call at +130551563069 to schedule a visit for your cat, so you come home to your purring friend trying to trip you as you walk rather than hiding under the bed.