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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am very sorry to hear about your kitty. How long ago did he urinate? Was it a normal volume of urine or just a small amount?
And are you sure he isn't straining to urinate now? The reason I ask is that in male cats with urethral obstruction (which causes inability to urinate) can have lethargy, and anorexia. And sometimes it can be difficult to tell which a cat is trying to do in the litterbox- urinate or have a bowel movement.
If you press on his belly, is it tense or painful? Especially the lower belly- towards his hind legs?
Ok. Had he been having normal bowel movements up until now? Has he had any constipation issues in the past?
Ok. And what did the poop look like today, was it normal looking?
Do you think he swallowed a portion of it?
Ok. That small would be unlikely to cause the issues you are describing.
I am still very concerned this could be a urethral obstruction. If he keeps going to the litterbox and straining, and nothing is being produced, and he is lethargic and not eating, it is definitely at the top of my list. And your kitty could be producing small amounts of liquid from the rectum just from all the straining to try to pee. It would be my recommendation to take your kitty to the emergency vet. Unfortunately urethral obstruction is an emergency situation. Here is an article on the condition: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1111
The only way to tell if your kitty is blocked is for the vet to palpate his bladder. This isn't something that is easy to do if you have never palpated a bladder before, so it is not really possible to tell by feeling the belly at home.
Where do you live? If you call your vet, they may have a number of an after hours emergency vet, or they may have someone on call.
It is not uncommon for blocked cats to vomit. A combination of the straining, pain, and nausea as a result of the discomfort. If he truly is constipated, then we can see vomiting with constipation as well. If a blockage has been going on for a day or longer, we can see vomiting as result of toxins building up in the bloodstream, but hopefully that isn't the issue with him since he did pee earlier today.
Definitely call around to find an emergency vet, it is worth a drive to be sure your kitty will be ok!
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