Cats are individuals, each with a unique set of traits that shape their personalities. Sometimes it means your cat is just having an off day, but there are signs to look out for that could mean your cat needs medical attention. If your social kitty is suddenly hiding from you, it could be a cause for concern. If attempts to lure them out with their favorite treat or toy are unsuccessful, make an appointment to see their veterinarian for an exam. If your cat is not urinating or straining to pee and very little comes out, get them to the vet immediately! This is a concerning sign of a possible urinary tract obstruction also called urethral obstruction , a deadly condition if not recognized and treated promptly.
Cat Can’t Pee? Signs He May Have a Urinary Blockage
My Cat Can't Pee! Difficulty Urinating in Cats | PetMD
Do you suspect your cat is having trouble peeing? A urinary obstruction, or blockage, is an emergency situation. Learn how to recognize the signs of a urinary blockage so you can help your cat before it's too late. A urinary obstruction occurs when the urethra becomes blocked and urine cannot pass.
Cats that are having problems peeing are often seen going in and out of the litter box more than normal. They are usually peeing small, frequent amounts, or they cannot pee at all. They might pee outside of the litter box. Straining to pee, no matter the amount of urine output, is never normal.
If you don't find urine in the litter box there can be a few reasons, and we will help you trouble shoot. Before attributing this to a behavior reason, we must first consider medical reasons. The medical term for this condition is oliguria abnormally small amount of urine or anuria no urinary output. Normal urinary output for a cat is about 0.