Painful Problems In Cats - Ingrown Toenails And Urinary Tract Obstruction

It is unfortunate that in many cases, even the most observant cat parents are unable to tell that their cat is ill because they haven’t noticed any signs of pain or discomfort or distinct signs of illness. Thus, in most cases, the problem is already well-advanced before cat parents realize there is something wrong with their cat. Many health issues that affect cats are accompanied by pain and discomfort. Two of these are ingrown toenails and obstruction of the urinary tract. 

Ingrown toenails are quite common in senior cats that are confined indoors. The overgrown toenails can curl back into the paw pads and can be extremely painful. Regular nail trimming can help prevent the problem. 

More male cats experience obstruction of the urinary tract than female cats. Affected cats are unable to urinate and the buildup of waste in the body can have fatal consequences. As the urinary bladder fills up with urine, the cat suffers from excruciating pain and discomfort. They will make frequent visits to the litter box and keep on straining, producing very little or no urine at all. If you notice any of these signs, you should bring your pet to your Columbia, MD vet clinic ASAP because this is a serious medical emergency. Learn more here.


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