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Cats with chronic lower urinary tract signs have long been thought to have some kind of bladder disease. Over the past 25 years, research has suggested that some, possibly many, of these cats actually have a disease of the central nervous system that affects the bladder - and other organs as well - a real “Pandora’s box” of problems. This talk will focus on what could be going on in these cats, and how to figure out what problem(s) they have. There also have been a number of medical treatments for cats recommended that will be (briefly) discussed. We have found multi-modal environmental modification (MEMO) to be effective treatment for cats with Pandora Syndrome. I will describe what this is, how to do it, how to monitor therapy of cats to assure the best possible outcome for the cat and their owner, and how implementation effectiveness influences prognosis for these cats.
Sponsor:International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Speaker(s):Dr. Charles A. Buffington, DVM, MS, PhD