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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
to Watch For
frequent, unproductive trips to litterbox (owners often think cat
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!
more information on urinary obstructions, click here.
a list of veterinary emergency clinics we refer to, click here.