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Genetic Factors in Cats and FLUTD

by Pets Sos

According to recent studies the annual incidence of adult cats suffering from a problem related to the urinary tract (or FLUTD as it is commonly known) is more evident.

For this reason, it is a problem that must be controlled and tackled from the beginning, since if it is not controlled in time, it could cause problems in the kidneys of your feline.

In recent years, the belief that there are certain genetic factors that make some cats more prone to suffering from cats is gaining weight. urinary diseases or FLUTD. Next, we will go into more detail. Keep reading!

diseases related to Renal obstruction tend to appear more frequently in male cats from two to six years of age who exercise little and who show some signs of being overweight.

in the post Cats with FLUTD We will tell you more about this problem and we will give you some tips to prevent it or, if your cat suffers from it, alleviate its symptoms and improve the effect of the treatment.

In addition, it is also proven that males are more prone to suffer from this kind of diseasesdue to the narrower size of their urinary tracts compared to females.

And it is that the nervous system can induce or aggravate inflammation in those cats with FLUTD and, therefore, accentuate pain and localized inflammation.

In cases where the protective mucus layer that lines the urinary bladder is weakened or thinned, bacteria and crystals stick to the bladder walls more easily and allow harmful substances to pass into the urine.

4 Reasons Why Your Cat May Get FLUTD

1. Obesity and poor diet

If your cat is overweight, it is more likely that in the long run he will suffer from kidney tract problems.

In addition, if we add poor nutrition to obesity (factors that usually go hand in hand) your cat will be more prone to contracting this type of ailment.

2. Sedentary lifestyle

A sedentary lifestyle is often related to obesity and poor nutrition. If your cat finds it difficult to move and feels tired and heavy after copious meals or those that do not suit him, he will tend to always lie down or doze.

3. Sterilization

One of the main side effects of sterilization is any of the symptoms related to FLUTD. For this, it is always advisable to take your cat for periodic check-ups once the sterilization process to check that your health is on point.

4. The race

Finally, and responding to the title of the article, according to the study of veterinary experts from the CEU Cardenal Herrera University, the predominant breed of Persian cats suffering from FLUTD among the other feline breeds, so it is thought that this breed has a greater predisposition.

When in doubt, and to take care of your cat’s health, we recommend that you go periodically for veterinary check-ups and take advantage of our Cat Health Plan to prevent diseases and enjoy promotional benefits.

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