Chronic Lower Urinary Tract Signs in Cats: Current Understanding of Pathophysiology and Management

Joellen L Westropp, Mikel Delgado, C. A.Tony Buffington

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Cats that present with chronic lower urinary tract signs are often diagnosed with feline idiopathic/interstitial cystitis, a disease syndrome that is more than just a bladder disease and can be associated wtih a myriad of other co-morbidities. Further, gaining a better understanding of FIC (including the most accurate descriptive terminology) may help researchers, veterinarians, pet food companies, and clients develop and tailor the best possible approaches to management of these cat's unique health and welfare needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-209
Number of pages23
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019



  • Central threat response system
  • Chronic lower urinary tract signs
  • Indoor house cats
  • Multi-modal environmental modifications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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