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Cats with IBD and Litter Box Issues

  • May 23, 2017 12:16 PM EDT

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is condition that is known to have several predisposing factors. Regardless of cause, affected pets may have an increase in the number of daily bowel movements, and they often experience a sense of urgency to relieve themselves. In indoor pets, this can lead to "accidents" and house soiling.

    Learn more about IBD & Adverse Food Reactions from veterinary internal medicine specialist Dr. Joe Bartges.


    In a recent Cat Behavior Q&A session Dr. E'Lise Christensen addressed an audience member question relating to the inappropriate use of the litter box by a cat affected with IBD. Learn more about a veterinary behaviorist's perspective on this problem and suggestions for ensuring that pet owners are doing all that they can to optimize proper use of the litter box.