Henry, a 5yr old Domestic Shorthair, came to EPH on June 6th, 2019 for not feeling too well. Upon examination and diagnostics, we discovered that Henry had a urethral obstruction.
Male cats are the most common patients that we see at EPH for a urinary tract obstruction. These cats usually present with the inability to produce urine when using the litter box, but this is not always the case. Other symptoms can include not eating, lethargy, crying out, frequent trips to the litter box, blood in urine, and urinating outside of the litter box. If not treated as soon as possible, a urinary tract obstruction could lead to renal failure or a ruptured bladder.
We were able to relieve Henry’s urethral obstruction and he began to feel much better over the 4 days that he stayed at EPH. Henry was the sweetest boy and tolerated our staff who wanted to love on such a sweet kitty.