Evaluation of the effects of stress in cats with idiopathic cystitis.

@article{Westropp2006EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the effects of stress in cats with idiopathic cystitis.},
  author={Jodi L Westropp and Philip H Kass and C. A. Tony Buffington},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2006},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={
          731-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of stress in cats with feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) by evaluating bladder permeability, sympathetic nervous system function, and urine cortisol:creatinine (C:Cr) ratios during periods of stress and after environmental enrichment. DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS 13 cats with FIC and 12 healthy cats. PROCEDURE Cats subjected to an acute-onset moderate stressor for 8 days received IV injections of fluorescein. Serum fluorescein concentrations were… CONTINUE READING

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