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Old February 17th, 2007, 01:12 PM
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Marking behavior manifests with cats backing against some vertical surface, so if your kitty is crouching in an open area (and not against a vertical surface) then you are most likely witnessing low grade cystitis urge

I can't be certain because all I have is your brief description, but if all other notes in your query are an accurate representation, then I propose that you make her diet a fifty percent high quality canned meat ration to her dry food. Felines are obligate carnivores, and a small percentage suffer from chronic low-grade cystitis when kept only on a dry diet. Make the dietary change and monitor over a thirty day period. It is also a good idea to have your veterinarian involved in this monitoring period. I would not reach for antibiotics at this point, in many situations as this a simple diet change improves cystitis. Keep us posted.

Dr. Van Lienden

Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
12702 Chapel Road, Clifton
Virginia, U.S.A. 20124
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