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11. Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a slowly progressive, irreversible, inherited kidney disease in Persian and Persian-related cats. Clinical signs of the disorder typically occur around the age of seven.
12. Pyelonephritis in Cats
Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of the kidney, and is most often due to a bacterial infection that has made it’s way from the lower urinary tract (urinary bladder) to the kidney and can lead to kidney failure, sepsis and even death.
13. Recurrent Cystitis in Cats
Recurrent cystitis is defined as repeat bouts of inflammation of the urinary bladder. Generally in small animal veterinary medicine, cystitis is usually synonymous with “bladder infection.”
14. Renal (Kidney) Amyloidosis in Cats
Kidney amyloidosis is a rare disorder of protein metabolism in which abnormal deposits of protein called amyloid is deposited in the kidneys. This can lead to excessive protein loss in the urine and eventual chronic kidney failure.
15. Rupture of the Bladder in Cats
Bladder rupture is a condition in which the urinary bladder tears and releases urine into the abdominal cavity. This usually occurs because of trauma, urinary obstruction, tumors, severe bladder disease, and during catheterization.
16. Ureterolithiasis in Cats
Ureterolithiasis is the formation of a stone within a ureter, which is the tiny tubular structure through which the urine passes from the kidney to the bladder. This conditon affects both dogs and cats.
17. Urethritis in Cats
Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra due to injury, infection or cancer. The urethra swells and narrows, and the flow of urine is impeded. Both urination and the urgency to urinate increase.
18. Urinary Bladder Cancer in Cats
Urinary bladder tumors are rare in cats, but of the possible cancers, transitional cell carcinoma is the most commonly diagnosed. This cancer is a malignant cancer usually arising from the inside surface of the urinary bladder.
19. Urinary Obstruction in Cats
Feline urinary obstruction is an acute obstruction of the urinary tract and is most common in males. It is usually caused by a plug of inflammatory debris and crystals, which is part of the common syndrome called feline idiopathic cystitis.
20. Urolithiasis (stones in the urinary tract) in Cats
Urolithiasis refers to the formation of stones in the urinary tract due to oversaturation of the urine with certain minerals. Calculi can be found anywhere in the urinary tract, but are most common in the urinary bladder.
 

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