Spotlight on Urinary Obstruction in Male Cats

If you have a male cat, it is important to keep an eye out for symptoms of urinary obstruction. This is one of the most serious emergencies your cat can experience, and emergency veterinary care is necessary to prevent significant complications and even loss of life. If you notice any of these signs, call your animal hospital right away or take your cat in for emergency treatment.

When urinary obstruction occurs, your cat will be unable to urinate completely—or in some cases, at all. This causes extreme pain, so your first indicator may be that your cat is crying out or seemingly in distress. Your cat may also suddenly start going to the bathroom outside of the litter box with only small amounts of urine or start to groom his genitals obsessively. This condition can quickly cause bladder rupture and dangerously high potassium levels, which can be life-threatening.

If you suspect your cat could be suffering from urinary obstruction, call your veterinarian at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group right away. To reach our pet hospital in McKinney, please call (972) 529-5033. To reach our Dallas office, please call (972) 239-1309.

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