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My 4 year old male cat is trying to urinate at least once every

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My 4 year old male cat is trying to urinate at least once every 60 to 120 seconds. Each time small amounts of urine does pass, but he is definitely straining. There is no blood. He is not yelling. He is eating and drinking some but less than normal. He is oeeing everywhere but the litter box. Symptoms started yesterday evening that I noticed. Same symptoms, but at one point he lost all control and a rush of urine was released on the bed around 11pm. He does not seem to have had a full void of the bladder since. He is passing a normal amount of feces and does not seem to have any problems there.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. It was exclusively requested which precludes my accessing it which was particularly unfortunate because any stranguric (frequently attempting to urinate little or no urine) male cat should be considered an emergency and attended to by a vet at your earliest convenience.
These cats are suffering from idiopathic (unknown cause) cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder) the great majority of the time and this urinary disorder can be life-threatening because the bladder can form considerable amounts of grit and mucus which will glom together to form "plugs" of that material which then obstruct a male cats urethra. If a cat can't urinate for as little as 36 hours, renal failure is sure to arise.
Please give me an update on Mr. Darcy.