January 2014 Issue

When Visits to the Litter Box Increase

It’s time to check for a possible bacterial urinary tract infection, with the need for diagnosis and treatment especially urgent

Cats and people suffer many of the same illnesses, a common one being urinary tract infections (UTIs). In women, they may account for more than 6 million visits to doctors in the United States each year. Similarly, Veterinary Pet Insurance reports that urinary bladder infections — the urinary bladder is part of the urinary tract — were the most common medical condition affecting cats in claims it processed in 2012.

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