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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Causes of FLUTD continued...

In summary, no one theory accounts for all cases of FLUTD. It does seem likely that reduced water intake, diets that contain large amounts of such crystal precursors as magnesium and calcium, urinary pH, as well as other currently unknown factors all contribute. Bacterial infection, once established, is an important cause of recurrent attacks.

 

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