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My 4 year old male cat, Max, cant urinate and I ...

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My 4 year old male cat, Max, can't urinate and I can't afford a vet bill.

background: he is an indoor-outdoor cat, very clean and clear-eyed. I asked my vet a couple of years ago about his big hard abdomen but she said it was not too big or hard. He was constipated at the time, but due to cost, I ended up forcing olive oil down his throat which fixed the problem.

I don't want a sandbox and have had problems recently with him trying to pee inside; he probably got stopped up due to being too scared at times to do it outside, but I've seen him trying to push it out resulting in just a few drops on the ground before he licks himself. Teeth and gums look good. The only parasite I've had problems with [tho he's not moaning in pain like he did when constipated, but I need a remedy for pee blockage before it gets too serious.
Thanks for your help
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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Theresa replied 9 years ago.

We have a problem here. If he cannot urinate you will not be able to relieve it from home or without medical intervention. If he is blocked he will die without a catheter being placed to relieve the urine and the blockage. The accidents he was having inside the home was most likely the result of a bladder infection. Now the infection has gone to far and crystals and mucus have likely formed causing a blockage in the urethra. I can help you to prevent this in the future but no one can help you to relieve the obstruction except a vet. His bladder could rupture and he can go into renal failure.

Please take a look into this site:

http://www.carecredit.com/

Also here are a few listings to help clients who are financially disabled::

American Animal Hospital Association
http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/home
" Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship."

Angels 4 Animals
http://www.angels4animals.org/
"Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment
to those pets and pet owners in need."

Care Credit
http://www.carecredit.com/
A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care.
"With a comprehensive range of plan options, for
treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan
and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every
budget."

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
http://www.fveap.org/sys-tmpl/door/
"Seniors, People with disabilities, People who
have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten - any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion."

The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Prog ram is a nonprofit 501
(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and
kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save
their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.

God's Creatures Ministry
http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.html
"This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help."

Help-A-Pet
http://www.help-a-pet.org/home.html
"Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the
working poor."

IMOM
http://www.imom.org/
"We are dedicated to insure that no
companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker
is financially challenged."

The Pet Fund
http://thepetfund.com/
"The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that
provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need
urgent veterinary care."

Please let me know what you decide to do.

Theresa

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I would appreciate the rest of the answer: how to prevent in the future while I try to get help now.