feline lower urinary tract disease

Interview With Dr. Tony Buffington, Champion of Environmental Enrichment for Cats – Part Two

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In part one of my interview with Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVN, Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Buffington talked about why he founded the Indoor Cat Initiative and how providing an enriched environment benefits cats. If you missed part one, you can read it here.

Dr. Buffington was the PhD advisor for Judi Stella, PhD, now a Science Fellow at the Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science, for a landmark study* of the connection between stress and illness in cats has changed how veterinarians view and treat feline lower urinary tract disease.Continue Reading

Does Your Cat Have Pandora Syndrome?

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Urinary tract disease is one of the most frustrating conditions to diagnose and treat in cats. It’s not always possible to identify the exact cause, since most of the affected cats have more than just one single problem. Continue Reading

AAFP Issues New Guidelines for Diagnosing and Solving House-Soiling Behavior

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House-soiling, also known as inappropriate elimination, is one of the most common feline behavior problems, and one of the major reasons why cats end up in shelters. The majority of these cats will never find another home again.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) recently released new guidelines designed to aid veterinarians in diagnosing and treating feline house-soiling behavior.Continue Reading