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Signs Of A Blocked Cat

A cat is said to be ‘blocked’ when there is an obstruction in the urinary tract, preventing the passage of urine from the urinary bladder to the urethra. It is a potentially fatal condition and is more common in male cats. The plug is usually composed of inflammatory cells, sediments in the urine, mucus, etc. When a block is present, affected cats appear to be straining and keep on returning to the litter box to urinate. Usually, there is only a few drops of urine is voided or none at all. Straining while in the litter box may also be interpreted as constipation. The abdomen is painful when touched thus affected cats may not allow anyone to touch this part of their body. Because of the pain and discomfort, there is excessive vocalization especially when they are trying to urinate. They may also have a wide-based gait, making their owners think that their cats have trouble walking. Vomiting may also be present. 

If your cat is showing any of these symptoms, see your veterinarians Aurora, CO ASAP.

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