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1. Acute Cystitis in Cats
Acute cystitis is inflammation of the urinary bladder, and in cats it is not usually infectious in nature. The most common cause of lower urinary tract symptoms in cats is feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC), which means there is no known cause.
2. Acute Renal (Kidney) Failure in Cats
The kidneys filter blood, remove the waste products of metabolism, and eliminate them in the urine. Acute kidney failure (acute renal failure or ARF) is characterized by an abrupt decline in kidney function that affect almost every body system.
3. Chronic Renal (Kidney) Failure in Cats
Chronic kidney failure is a common problem in all cat breeds. When the kidneys fail, they are no longer able to remove waste products, and toxins build up in the blood producing clinical signs of kidney disease.
4. Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC)
Feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) literally means an inflammation of the urinary bladder in cats of unknown origin. It is also called feline idiopathic lower urinary tract disease (FiLUTD) or feline urologic syndrome (FUS).
5. Glomerulonephritis in Cats
The kidneys consist of many thousand microscopic filtering units called glomeruli that filter water and small substances from the bloodstream. Glomerulonephritis is inflammation of these microscopic filtering units.
6. Hydronephrosis in Cats
Hydronephrosis is the distension or enlargement of the pelvis of the kidney with urine as a result of obstruction of the ureter, which is the tiny tubular structure that allows the passage of urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder.
7. Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones) in Cats
Nephrolithiasis is the condition marked by the presence of renal calculi or kidney stones. The urinary system helps remove body wastes in liquid form, which may form crystals that interact and grow into stones.
8. Nephrotic Syndrome in Cats
Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by the combination of protein in the urine, low protein level in the blood, high cholesterol and abnormal fluid accumulation in any part of the body (edema). Dogs are affected more commonly than cats.
9. Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) in Cats
Painful bladder syndrome is a condition that causes symptoms of straining to urinate, crying when urinating, frequent urination, bloody urine and inappropriate urination
10. Perinephric Pseudocysts in Cats
A perinephric pseudocyst is an accumulation of fluid in cyst-like masses between the kidney and its surrounding capsule usually seen in older, male cats. There are often no symptoms and so there is generally very little to no care needed.

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