Feline Urinary Tract Infection 101 — Basics Of Feline Urinary Disease
If you\’re like me, you\’re probably confused about all the different terms used to describe feline urinary tract infection. FLUTD, UTI, FUS, what does it all mean? In this article, we\’re going to sort through the terms used to describe cat urinary problems, and put the confusion to rest.
FLUTD Or Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
FLUTD is basically a catch-all phrase that describes any kind of problem your cat may have in his lower urinary tract, which includes his bladder and urethra. Inappropriate urination, which means urinating someplace other than the litter box, is the most common symptom of FLUTD. Unfortunately, many cat owners just assume inappropriate urination is a behavior problem instead of having their cat checked for feline urinary disease.
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