Pet of the Month for April 2021
Tigger came into Spring Branch to receive urgent care for not being able to urinate. He became lethargic and stopped eating. That’s when his owners noticed that he was going to the litter box but he wasn’t producing any urine. They knew this was an emergency and got him to us promptly. Dr. Buntain was able to pass a urinary catheter to relieve poor Tigger. Tigger was hospitalized on IV fluids to continue to flush his bladder for several days. Male cats can easily develop obstruction of the urethra which is the tube draining urine from the bladder out of the penis. Obstructions are often the result of plugs of inflammatory material, mucus, crystals, small stones that have formed in the kidneys and have passed down into the bladder. He has made a full recovery and is back at home enjoying his new urinary tract diet.