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Bacteriuria in cats with feline lower urinary tract disease

Anna Eggertsdottir and others, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo

Feline lower urinary tract disease is one of the commonest diagnoses in feline patients, presenting with signs including stranguria, dysuria, haematuria, pollakiuria and inappropriate urination.

The authors carried out clinical, blood and urine examinations on 134 cases, around two thirds of which had nonobstructive disease. In 44 cats, bacteriuria was diagnosed, either alone or in combination with crystals or uroliths. These findings indicate that the significance of bacterial infection in FLUTD may be underappreciated.

Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 9 (6): 458-465.

Abstract reproduced by kind permission of Veterinary Practice magazine