Urinary Blockages in Male Cats

March 29, 2013
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Urinary Blockages in Male Cats

Urinary Blockages in Male Cats


We love our pets. They are like babies in some respect and a good many pet owners do everything they can to keep their pets live long, healthy lives. Maintaining a healthy diet for your pet can come a long way in their lives and can help prevent conditions later on. If their diets aren’t healthy, it can do just the opposite.

One such condition is urinary blockages in cats. Urinary blockages occur mainly in male cats between 12 months and 10 years old and while the cause of these blockages isn’t completely known, they are assumed to be caused by viral infections or diet. If you’re feeding your cat a consistent dry food diet, it can help lead to urinary blockages in male cats. Introducing wet food in their diet can help reduce the risks.

Symptoms include:

  • Trouble urinating
  • Painful urination
  • Urination outside of the litter box
  • Frequent urination
  • Blood in the urine

We are experienced in treating urinary blockages and can provide you with a couple of treatment options depending on how bad the obstruction is, which includes either flushing the blockage out using a catheter or, in more extreme cases, surgery.

If you notice your cat having any symptoms call Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic or your local veterinary office immediately.



Dr. Beverly Cannady
Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic

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