Sometimes it can be hard to know whether you have a pet emergency or not. When it comes to things that can absolutely not wait, though, feline urinary obstruction tops the list. Savvy cat owners need to be able to recognize signs of a blocked cat so that the staff at Summeridge Animal Clinic can get started helping without delay. If you believe your feline friend is suffering from urinary obstruction or is having litter box problems, please request an appointment online for your cat to visit our veterinarians.
How Feline Urinary Obstruction Happens
When there is any kind of an obstruction of the flow of urine from the bladder through the urethra, problems can ensue. While this type of obstruction can happen in any cat, male cats are predisposed to blockage because their urethra is longer and more narrow than that of their female counterparts.
Certainly a blockage such as a urinary stone can cause this problem, but in the feline family there is another more common cause for urinary obstruction. Feline lower urinary tract disease, sometimes also called feline interstitial cystitis (FIC), is most often the culprit when it comes to this issue. Continue…