Develop your knowledge and understanding of idiopathic cystitis in cats. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the FLUTD and idiopathic cystitis course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of idiopathic cystitis in cats, including:
Cause – most frequently seen in cats that are overweight, have limited exercise, and eat a dry diet. Genetics is also believed to play a role.
Signs – pollakiuria, dysuria, stranguria, agitation when trying to urinate, periuria.
Diagnosis - client history, clinical signs and diagnostic investigation.
Treatment – unblock obstruction, analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs, dilute urine, reduce stress, treatment of urethral spasm, GAG/GAGA precursor supplements, tricyclic antidepressants.
Prognosis – variable.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Felis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
• Danielle Gunn-Moore
• Martha Cannon
• Ellie Mardell
• Rachel Korman
This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.
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