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Problems with the bladder often are caused by an impaired bladder or from some kind of obstruction in the bladder. Disorders of this type are referred to as incontinence. Incontinence is most likely to affect middle-aged to older cats and large cat breeds.
Obesity is a common risk factor for incontinence in cats. Neutering is also one of the primary risk factors for incontinence, however, most cats will not develop this medical disorder as a result of the procedure; it is fairly uncommon. Other causes for incontinence may include:
Your veterinarian will review and address the causes for the incontinence, so that a treatment plan can be properly prescribed. In most cases, prescribed medication will resolve the issue.
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