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02 Questions to ask

Every student of journalism knows the basics for getting the facts.    These principles were memorialized by Rudyard Kipling in his tale of "The Elephant's Child" which opens with:

I keep six honest serving-men:
(They taught me all I knew)
Their names are What and Why and When
and How and Where and Who.


In reference to cats with lower urinary tract signs, the three most important questions veterinarians need to ask to differentiate medical from behavioral inappropriate urination are urine volume, urine frequency and urine location(s), (i.e, what, how and where;  table).

 

Behavioral Periuria Medical Periuria
Urine Frequency
Consistent locations in Vertical surfaces Variable locations Horitontal surfaces
Hematuria
Unlikely Likely
Enviroment
Multi-cat Household Fewer Cat Household

 

Because you know how important a good history is, you decide to ask Jan some more questions.  Which question would you ask?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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