Feline Interstitial Cystitis May Cause Cat Boarding Problems

18 May 2017
 Categories: Pets & Animals, Blog

Many cats enjoy going to a boarding center because it offers them an interesting change of scenery. However, cats who are suffering from feline interstitial cystitis may end up suffering from a variety of problems that make their visit difficult.

Feline Interstitial Cystitis Can Cause Urination Problems

This disease, otherwise known as FIC, is caused by an inflammation in the cat's bladder. When this occurs, it becomes a chronic disease that puts a cat in pain when they urinate. It also causes them to urinate too frequently or to even lose control of their bladder. While it is a treatable problem, it can be very concerning when a cat is taken to a boarding center.

While boarding centers will have plenty of litter boxes for cats to use, a cat with FIC may not make it to the litter box in time to urinate. As a result, they may urinate in common areas and annoy other cats. When this happens, there may be some personality conflicts coming up.

This Can Cause Conflict When Boarded

When a cat urinates, it is actually spreading pheromones and hormones that claim possession of the area. Cats doing this purposefully are, therefore, potentially creating conflict in a boarding center by claiming common areas. However, cats that urinate due to disease may accidentally cause conflict by stirring up the defensive traits of their fellow cats.

As a result, it is important to find a way to get them to stop this problematic behavior. It is necessary to manage the FIC that is causing their problematic urination and to let the cat boarding center deal with cat conflicts in a constructive manner.

Managing The Problem

Cat fights in a boarding center might not seem like a big deal to many pet owners. However, cats have a very good memory and are likely to remember any individual with whom they have had a fight. As a result, there is a chance that they will continue to have this problem. That's why it is important to find a way to treat this problem and avoid boarding issues.

How can this health problem be managed properly? By managing their diet more effectively. Therapeutic diets will add items like polyunsaturated fat to help decrease the inflammation that leads to FIC. A steady supply of fresh water is also an important method of treatment. Try to change their bowl regularly, as cats often get bored of their water or find it isn't fresh enough.

By carefully managing this urinary problem and keeping a cat from improperly urinating at a cat boarding center, it is possible to greatly improve their experience. In this way, they may even make friends with former enemies.