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Make sure your moggy doesn’t fall foul to preventable illnesses
4:10pm Saturday 14th September 2013 in Local
CAT owners are being urged to make sure their moggies don’t fall foul to easily preventable illnesses.
The warning comes from YourVets clinic on Alcester Road in Wythall after an upsurge in the number of male cats brought in with bladder problems.
Overweight, neutered house cats are most at risk of developing issues with their bladders says a spokesman from the vets, which has seen a number of cats fitting this profile being brought into the surgery in the last month.
In more serious cases, such as bladder stones and blockages, the problem can prove fatal if left untreated.
YourVets practice manager, Suzanne Johnstone, said: “We have seen a notable rise in the number of cats brought in with easily preventable bladder issues, so would urge owners to take precautions to help stop such problems developing in the first place.”
“We would advise owners to make sure that they feed their cats a high quality pet food and ensure their cat has constant access to fresh water.
“Another sure-fire way of ensuring cats have a long and happy life is to make sure they are kept at a healthy weight.”
Symptoms such as blood in the urine or producing little urine, avoiding the litter box and howling whilst urinating, may mean there is a bladder problem.
For more information, call 01546 823 825 or visit yourvets.co.uk.
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