Several months ago I had gotten extremely busy with work and neglected to do a monthly ThePetCheckup test on the kitties.
Sure enough, Chloe started to have litter box problems. She would go into her box but could not pee. Kate stood next to the box and looked at me wide-eyed. Her expression could only mean one thing–”something’s not right with Chloe and you better take action quick!!”.
The problem was solved with a trip to the vet and some medication although it was never really diagnosed as to what exactly Chloe had. Research I did showed that 50% of cats with Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease will not have a cause that can be determined. Sometimes the situation is called FiLUTD or Feline Idiopathic Urinary Tract Disease.
I was really lucky that it was caught so early. And again, it reinforced what a valuable role ThePetCheckup plays in keeping my animals healthy.