A pal and feline fan recalls: “My cat, Catnip, peed on the floor! In the beginning, I was so mad at him. I locked him up in the basement with his litter box, food and water. The urine looked a little red, however I was convinced he was great because he was acting normally otherwise. [He was] Simply being a bad young boy [and] not utilizing his litter box!”
Cat Peeing on Floor: What You Can Do
Two days later on, my good friend got up and saw that Catnip had actually gone in and out of his litter box numerous times. She assumed that he was either getting diarrhea, or that he was constipated — both assumptions are common but wrong. Due to the fact that she had to go to work, Catnip returned to the basement.
10 hours later, when she got home from work, there was absolutely nothing in the litter box! She took a look around the basement for Catnip and found him concealing under an old armchair. When she pulled him out, he wasn’t combating as he typically does. He was clearly in pain. He appeared rather depressed and cried a weaker meow than normal. I told her to hurry Catnip to the emergency veterinarian medical facility where they confirmed my suspicion: Catnip was “obstructed.”
Obstructed? As the emergency veterinarian explained, male felines can have urine that forms crystals or debris which clumps together and can cause a clog in the urethra (i.e. the narrow tube that leads urine out of the bladder). This can either partially or totally prevent male felines from urinating.
A complete obstruction is both painful and hazardous. It can cause a number of harmful conditions, for instance, if a cat (or a dog) can not pee, their bladder gets large, and ends up being at risk of rupturing. There are likewise effects for other organs including the kidneys and the heart.
At the center, Catnip was right away provided pain medications. Blood work revealed abnormal kidney worths, in addition to an increased potassium level, which is poisonous. He then received sedation and was “unblocked” with a tiny urinary catheter. Catnip stayed at the veterinarian healthcare facility overnight on IV fluids and pain medications.
When the veterinarian called the next morning, he said Catnip was succeeding and his urine was ending up being clear (i.e. less bloody). His bloodwork was getting better together with his state of mind! Although this was Catnip’s very first time obstructing, the vet was worried that this might take place again, which is not uncommon.
The veterinarian recommended a special canned food and a couple of other things to try assisting the “medical way.” But my good friend’s concern was that ought to it occur once again, she may not recognize it for hours as she generally worked “insane hours.” Could it be too late the next time around?
Another option for her to consider is a surgery called a perineal urethrostomy or “P/U.” The objective of a P/U is to get rid of the penis in order to reach an area of the urethra that is much larger than the idea. The lining of the urethra is then stitched to the skin. If a stone or debris were to form in the bladder, it would travel down the urethra and would be expelled instead of causing a blockage — and no, male felines are not turned woman at the same time!
Although P/U surgery sounds invasive felines tolerate it very well. My friend offered the go on for the procedure. Catnip recuperated well and was sent out home the day after surgery, together with a plastic cone, antibiotics, pain medications and an unique urinary diet. Catnip had to be restricted to a small area for two weeks, at which point the stitches were reconsidered. Everything has been great since. Catnip needs to remain specifically on his special canned urinary diet for life. He is now one happy cat, and my pal is alleviated.
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