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Urinary Obstruction - this is an Emergency!!!

Male cats are at a greater risk for urinary obstructions due to their anatomy (longer, narrower urethra than female cats). The urethra is a tube-like structure that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. At times, cats can develop stones or crystals that block the normal flow of urine, preventing them from urinating. In a short time period, cats that cannot urinate, often are faced with a life threatening situation within 48 hours!

Signs to Watch For
frequent, unproductive trips to litterbox (owners often think cat is constipated)
distressed meowing
lying in litterbox
lack of appetite
excessive grooming of genital area

Please bring your cat to your veterinarian or a veterinary emergency clinic if you notice any of these symptoms. The sooner your cat receives veterinary treatment, chances of recovery are more favorable!

For more information on urinary obstructions, click here.

For a list of veterinary emergency clinics we refer to, click here.