Feline idiopathic cystitis: Current understanding of pathophysiology and management

Joellen L Westropp, C. A Tony Buffington

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Many indoor-housed cats seem to survive perfectly well by accommodating to less than perfect surroundings. Neuroendocrine abnormalities in the cats we treat, however, do not seem to permit adaptive capacity of healthy cats, so these cats may be considered a separate population with greater needs. Moreover, veterinarians are concerned more with optimizing environments of indoor cats than with identifying minimal requirements for indoor survival. Further information about environmental enrichment and conflict is available at: http://www.nssvet.org/ici/.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1043-1055
Number of pages13
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

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