Experts think conditions like feline idiopathic cystitis are exacerbated (maybe even caused) by the feline stress response. Once cats are sick, what can your veterinary clients do to lower stress for their sensitive cat? This handout can help.
Inappropriate urination, straining, hematuria, loss of appetite, hiding. You want to blame the bladder, but it may just be collateral damage—an innocent victim of stress and a hyperexcitable nervous system.