Success Stories

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Mickey got the better of his urinary blockage

Mickey arrived at TEARS Animal Rescue in November 2021, to be admitted to the Veterinary hospital for immediate treatment for a Urinary blockage. The veterinary staff placed an intravenous catheter to deliver fluids and medicine. He was then be sedated and a urinary catheter was placed to relieve the obstruction and empty his bladder. The catheter was then left in place for several days to let his urethra heal. Most blocked cats are hospitalized for several days.

Once Mickey was urinating normally, he was returned to his cosy spot at the cattery. The vet prescribed him antibiotics and pain medicine, as well as recommended a therapeutic food formulated for urinary health, such as c/d Multicare + Metabolic Weight Chicken Flavor Dry Cat Food from Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and Mickey has made a full recovery and is patiently waiting for his forever family to come and adopt him.

Urinary blockage in cats is a painful and potentially fatal illness, urinary obstruction primarily affects male cats. Inflammatory material has blocked the urethra, the tube that drains urine from the bladder to the penis and out of the body, in your male cat if they have urinary obstruction. The bladder gets bloated or “hyperextended” when the urethra is closed and urine cannot leave the body. Additionally, if the obstruction persists for an extended period of time, the kidneys may begin to expand and suffer damage, which might cause the bladder to rupture or rip.

Male cat urinary obstruction is very prevalent, especially in neutered male cats, therefore it’s important for pet parents to be aware of the symptoms. A cat has a better chance of making a full recovery the earlier it receives the right care.