How do I get rid of FLUTD?

The treatment of FLUTD will depend on the underlying cause. In general, increasing water intake, and encouraging more frequent urination are good objectives in all cases of FLUTD.

How long do cats with FLUTD live?

The average age of a cat with FLUTD is 4 years. Of all cats with FLUTD: 50% will not have a cause that can be identified despite extensive testing. 20% will have bladder stones.

How can I treat my cats FLUTD at home?

While treatment of FLUTD depends on the underlying cause, it is always beneficial to increase your cat’s water intake. Maintaining a healthy weight, feeding her canned food and encouraging her to use her litter box can also help. However, certain conditions simply cannot be treated at home.

Is there a cure for FLUTD in cats?

Antibiotics may be given to prevent or treat infection, and drugs that help restore bladder function are sometimes recommended. For cats who continue to experience urethral obstruction despite medical treatment, there is a surgical procedure called a perineal urethrostomy.

Is FLUTD permanent?

While FLUTD does not directly affect the kidneys, urine may back up into the kidneys and create enough pressure to temporarily or permanently damage them if the bladder becomes extremely enlarged. If this occurs, prolonged hospitalization will be necessary to treat the kidney damage.

Is FLUTD serious?

FLUTD is a serious condition that can be fatal if untreated. Therefore it is important to recognise its signs in your cat. Signs include: prolonged squatting and straining to urinate.

Is FLUTD an emergency?

FLUTD or feline lower urinary tract disease is a common cause for many feline emergency veterinary visits. This condition comes in two forms the obstructed and non obstructed forms. In some cases the unobstructed form can progress into the obstructed form—a life threatening, emergency condition.

What can cats with FLUTD eat?

In most cases, all you need to do to prevent FLUTD is increase your cat’s hydration8. No, not with a water fountain. Kick all that kibble out of the house and switch to a canned, frozen raw, or homemade raw diet. Canned and raw food is at least 70% moisture, just like a mouse!

How much does it cost to treat FLUTD?

Cost to Treat FLUTD in Cats Moderate cases in which your cat is urinating blood could cost between $300 and $500, while severe cases requiring emergency care and a stay at the hospital could be upwards of $3,000 to $5,000, especially if surgery is required.

Can cats live with FLUTD?

While many cats with FLUTD can live a long and happy life, it is not uncommon for treatment to fail. Unfortunately, euthanasia may be considered for cats with pain and anxiety that cannot be controlled.

How long do FLUTD symptoms last?

Most young adult cats with FLUTD symptoms are believed to have FIC. An episode of FIC typically lasts 1-2 weeks. Despite decades or research on this condition, no treatment has emerged that will shorted the duration of the episode. All we can do is manage the pain and urinary discomfort until the episode passes.

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