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Urine spraying in cats: presence of concurrent disease and effects of a pheromone treatment

By D. F. Frank, H. N. Erb, K. A. Houpt

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34 spraying cats, belonging to 24 households, had a complete physical examination, complete blood count (CBC), blood biochemistry panel, urinalysis, urine culture, urine cortisol:creatinine analysis and abdominal radiographs. Diagnostic procedures revealed some abnormalities and/or crystalluria in 13 cats (38%). Seven (20

Date 1999
Publication Title Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Volume 61
Issue 3
Pages 263-272
ISBN/ISSN 0168-1591
DOI 10.1016/S0168-1591(98)00195-6
Language English
Author Address Animal Behavior Clinic, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6401, USA.
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  1. Abnormal behavior
  2. Animal behavior
  3. Animal health and hygiene
  4. Animal welfare
  5. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  6. Carnivores
  7. Cats
  8. Deviant behavior
  9. Diagnosis
  10. Mammals
  11. Pets and companion animals
  12. pheromones
  13. treatment
  14. urinary system
  15. urinary tract diseases
  16. urination disorders