Navigation Links
Stress Can Make a Healthy Cat Sick: Study
Date:1/5/2011

TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Stress can cause even a healthy cat to appear sick, a new study reveals.

Ohio State University researchers found that healthy cats were just as likely as chronically ill cats to vomit frequently, refuse food and leave waste outside their litter box if there was a change in their normal routine, such as a different feeding schedule or caretaker.

The healthy cats were compared to cats with feline interstitial cystitis, a chronic illness that causes discomfort or pain and often both an urgent and frequent need to urinate. The condition is strongly associated with a number of other health problems.

The fact that stress can cause healthy cats to exhibit some of the same problems as cats with interstitial cystitis suggests that veterinarians need to considers cats' surroundings when assessing them for health problems, the researchers explained.

"For veterinary clinicians, when you have a cat that's not eating, is not using the litter box or has stuff coming up out of its mouth, the quality of the environment is another cause that needs to be addressed in coming up with a diagnosis," study senior author Tony Buffington, a professor of veterinary clinical sciences, said in a university news release.

The study was published in the Jan. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

More information

The American Veterinary Medical Association has more about cat health.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Ohio State University, news release, Jan. 1, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Early life stress may predict cardiovascular disease
2. Say “I Love You” From Head to Toe with a Gift That's Healthy and Soothes Away Stress this Valentine's Day
3. Tired of Snow, Sleet, and Stress? Join Deepak Chopra for a Week-Long Meditation Retreat this March in Florida's Warm Sunshine
4. New research shows emotional impact of low sexual desire and associated distress
5. Stress hormone, depression trigger obesity in girls
6. Brain Balancing Gives Hope for Sufferers of Depression, Stress, and Insomnia at New Life Brain Center
7. Family members reduce stress in advanced cancer patients with 14 minute massages
8. Childhood stress such as abuse or emotional neglect can result in structural brain changes
9. Good Parenting Triumphs Over Prenatal Stress
10. Promotional Stress Ball Supplier -- StressBallsUK.com Starts 2010 Strongest Ever
11. New research shows innovative respiratory stress test can quickly detect significant coronary artery disease in a noninvasive setting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Stress Can Make a Healthy Cat Sick: Study
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Michael Vick announced his retirement earlier this year ... former overall number one pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, to the Atlanta Falcons, ... for the most career rushing yards by a quarterback (6,109) and the most rushing ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Ridgecrest Herbals makes it a point to lead the ... waste, and support renewable energy. They believe this is a crucial part of their ... for health issues, and maintain that destroying the environment in the pursuit of profit ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... Research Association’s Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award. The award honors scholars ... education communities. It recognizes a scholar who has demonstrated the capacity to deepen ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... ... Today, Bright Pink , a national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early ... Bright Pink is proud to announce Katie Thiede as their new Chief Executive Officer. In ... as Chairman of the Board and launched a national search to find a visionary new ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Sean Fay is the ... Bag, Sonicare Toothbrush, Juiceman Juicer, and the George Foreman Grill (which sold more than ... marketer in the last 25 years. , Now, due to changes in the broadcast ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017 Global Surgical Drainage Device Market: Overview ... to remove excess liquid and air. The fluid to ... or lymph. Surgical drains are used in a wide ... surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery etc. Common use ... accumulation of fluid e.g. blood or pus. Surgical drains ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... Companion animal vaccines ... pets such as canine, avian and feline. ... such as Attenuated Live Vaccines, Conjugate Vaccines, Inactivated ... Recombinant Vaccines. Attenuated live vaccines are derived from ... have been weakend under laboratory conditions. Conjugate vaccines ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... 2017 Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), a ... Uro/Gyn and Gynecology markets with innovative and proprietary products, ... March 31, 2017 after the market close on Tuesday, ... host a conference call and webcast to discuss its ... 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Central ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: