Many breeders know this disease as Feline Urological Syndrome, or FUS.  Blockage from lower urinary crystals is seen in both male and female, but is quite dangerous in males. This is a common concern in many breeds.  Special diets and large amounts of liquid are often necessary to prevent repeated blockage.

There is sufficient data for us to believe that FLUTD is a dominant hereditary disease of Siberians. Three lines were reviewed in detail, and moderate to severe symptoms of the disease were seen in a dominant line for six generations. From a breeding perspective, it is highly advisable to remove cats with FLUTD from breed programs.

Discussions on Feline Urinary Diseases

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital

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