Urinary Obstruction Treatment in Cats
Cats with urinary difficulties often require a few days in the hospital for treatment and observation.
When you arrive at the vet’s office, inform them right once that your cat is unable to urinate. They will immediately examine your cat’s kidneys to see whether they are dilated. A cat with a urinary obstruction usually has a large, firm bladder that a specialist may easily detect. The bladder feels like this because it is overflowing with urine that has nowhere to go. The bladder may rupture if not treated. Alternatively, toxin buildup and kidney dysfunction will result in death.
After inserting the rigid urinary catheter, the veterinarian will take a urine sample and then flush the bladder with sterile saline. Urine will be tested for infection, blood, crystals, and other anomalies. For the cat’s comfort, most veterinarians will replace the stiff catheter with a flexible one. This will be sutured into position and connected to a closed collection system (tubing and a bag to collect the urine). In order to deliver fluids, the cat will also be given an intravenous catheter. Toxins will be flushed out and debris from the bladder will be removed with intravenous fluids. The urinary catheter facilitates this process and prevents re-obstruction.