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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Did they do xrays on your cat? Have you noticed him straining in the litter box?
Okay thanks for the additional information. Since he has potential cystitis you may want to take him to the emergency vet clinic to have someone feel his bladder just to make sure he is not going to be blocked. Since you haven't noticed him straining he may be just urinating very small amounts frequently or holding his urine in for now.
Yes he probably wasn't blocked at the time he was seen. But a male cat with cystitis is still at high risk of becoming blocked eventually because of the inflammation that is going on with the bladder. So if there is no urination you would want to make sure that didn't occur . Since you haven't seen him strain I would suspect that it probably isn't the case but I can't tell you for sure without examining him myself
They shouldn't have to repeat an x-ray. All they have to do is to feel the bladder to make sure it is still small.