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    Help... my cat can’t pee! Feline Urethral Obstruction: Prevention


    This article is part of a three-article series.  Be Aware, Be Prepared and now feline urethral obstruction prevention. In this article I’ll highlight the things you need to know and the steps you should take to prevent an occurrence (or recurrence) of this condition.

    As an aside, if you’ve ever had a cat suffer from a urethral obstruction I’d greatly appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete our online survey. It's completely anonymous and only takes a few minutes to complete. Thanks in advance for your time.

    And so, without further ado, let's talk about the things you need to know and do to decrease your cat’s risk for urethral obstruction.

    As was touched upon in the Be Aware article, there are certain factors or attributes which are known to increase a cat’s risk for developing a urethral obstruction. An expanded list of these risk factors is presented again here, as they are important to consider when developing a plan to decrease your cat’s risk of developing this awful condition. Read More

    Topics: Cat Behavior, Cat Health, Cat Safety, Overweight Cat, Urethral Obstruction, Lack of urine in the litter box, Excessive drinking, Feline Urethral Obstruction, Pheromones, My cat can't pee, Frequent trips to the litter box, Male cat, Cat pheromones, Loss of appetite, Blog

    Help... my cat can’t pee! Feline Urethral Obstruction: Be Aware



    Let me start by saying this… A cat that cannot pee is a cat that’s going to die, unless appropriate veterinary medical care is provided immediately.

    Urethral obstruction is a severe, acute, and critical medical emergency.

    If you take nothing else from this initial installment in my article series about feline urethral obstruction, I hope you will at least appreciate the importance of being able to promptly recognize this common pet emergency. The second and third installments will deal with ‘what to do’ in the event of a urethral obstruction and the steps you should take to minimize its likelihood or prevent it all together, respectively.

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    Topics: Cat Health, Cat Safety, Overweight Cat, Urethral Obstruction, Lack of urine in the litter box, Excessive drinking, Feline Urethral Obstruction, Vomiting, My cat can't pee, Frequent trips to the litter box, Male cat, Loss of appetite, Cystitis

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