BLOCKED CAT

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This sweet boys name is Willow. We got a distressed call from Willows Mum late at night - he was not moving and crying out in pain! πŸ˜“πŸ’” We knew something was wrong and got him in straight away - turns out he had a URETHRAL OBSTRUCTION! 
Male cats are particularly susceptible to this condition - their urethras become blocked and they can not urinate. This has the potential to be life threatening! 
Willow was anaesthetised, and a urinary catheter was placed to unblock his urethra and empty his bladder. This catheter stays in place for a few days to ensure urine can flow safely. 
Willow will now be on a special diet for life to avoid this problem again. Commitment and a quick response from his owners saved his life!

Symptoms include:
Straining to urinate
Frequent/small urinations
Blood in urine
Painful vocalisation
Painful to touch abdomen
Loss of appetite 

Be sure to act quickly if your cat shows these symptoms! 

The Pines Vet

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