Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is the number one reason pet owners take their cat to the veterinarian. It is often confused with behavioral issues.
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If your cat shows any of the following symptoms, please take your cat to your veterinarian for a thorough examination as soon as possible.
- Straining to urinate.
- Frequent and/or prolonged attempts to urinate.
- Crying out while urinating.
- Excessive licking of the genital area.
- Urinating outside the litter box.
- Blood in the urine.
***Cats with a urethral obstruction will show the above signs but will pass little or no urine and will become increasingly distressed. A urethral obstruction is an absolute emergency, requiring immediate veterinary treatment and possibly surgery.