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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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I have a 10 year old male cat that underwent a cathedorization

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I have a 10 year old male cat that underwent a cathedorization for a bladder blockage 48hours ago. He had the cathedorization in for 24 hours. He did have crystals and blood in his urine. When they took his cathedorization out he did urinate but since coming home he has only peed drops. He is in the litter box constantly but nothing comes out. He has not received any pain or anti inflammatory or Valium to make this easier which maybe is the problem. I will have to take him back to see if he has reblocked. Any suggestions without getting recathedorized?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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Unfortunately, Louie's scenario is more the norm than the exception. Dysuria (difficulty urinating) following catheterization is expected but without palpating his bladder, you have no manner in which to know if he has reblocked or is simply stranguric (frequent attempts to produce little or no urine due to inflammation and pain). Cats such as Louie should always be rechecked by their vet within 24 hours post-catheterization if for the only reason that they may have reblocked.
Yes, either a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID), a narcotic analgesic, and/or muscle relaxant such as diazepam or prazosin should be on board at this time. There's nothing that you can do at home for Louie unless you had those drugs but it's best to have him rechecked today in any event.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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