urethral obstruction

Midnight’s Urethral Obstruction

Meet Midnight, a shy 3-year old male cat. Midnight presented to Miami Veterinary Specialists due to an urethral obstruction. An urethral obstruction is a common condition found in male cats. It occurs when the urethra (tube that drains the urine out) develops obstruction as a result of inflammatory material, mucus, crystal and calculi.

Midnight was seen by Dr. Laura D’Amico, one of our Board-Certified Surgeons. Dr. D’Amico performed a successful perineal urethrostomy (PU) in order to prevent future obstructions and to let any remaining small stones to pass easily.

Did you know? The penile urethra has an extremely small diameter in male cats, especially in comparison to the pelvic urethra. The penile urethra is prone to obstruction by grit and sludge formed in the bladder due to feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) as well as a variety of stones.
Midnight was discharged from MVS with prescribed medication and with an e-collar to avoid excessive licking to his surgery incision. Feel better Midnight!

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