Colitis and Proctitis in Cats
Histiocytic ulcerative colitis is a bowel disease which causes the lining of an animal's colon to thicken, with varying degrees of ulceration and tissue loss to the superficial lining. The thickening is due to the infiltration of various cells in the layers under the lining. When the colon becomes inflamed, there is a reduction in the colon's ability to absorb water and store feces, leading to frequent diarrhea, often with mucus and/or blood. Proctitis, conversely, is inflammation of the anus and lining of the rectum.
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