If he is just dribbling I would still consider this an emergency but if he has a good stream then there is a less concern for his well being with this information.
Besides the straining to urinate with little production, other causes to recommend a veterinary er
- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration
- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it
- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable
- Swollen abdomen
- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest
- Temperature <99 or <103.5
- No interest in food for 24+ hours
- No urination for 12+ hours
- Return of the trembling without resolution for more than an hour
- Productive coughing
- Taking a "play
bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distress
Unfortunately I have to sign off for the evening in a minute but wanted to ensure you had the information necessary to determine whether he should be seen tonight or if it is alright to wait until morning.
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