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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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My cat is very inactive the last two days and now just keeps

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My cat is very inactive the last two days and now just keeps sitting in the litter box...
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your cat?
Customer: I have a male cat. He is not very interested in eating. Very inactive the last two days. Is now sitting in the litter box a lot...
JA: What is the cat's name?
Customer: Gotham
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Gorham?
Customer: That's all... He has all his shots and is about two years old...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. My name is***** to hear that Gotham is unwell. I will do my best to help with your question. First I have a few questions to help me better understand your situation.

​Has Gotham been able to produce any urine or faeces while sitting in the litter box?

​Does he appear to be straining, crying, or licking his bottom area? Any blood in his urine?

Is he desexed?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is fixed. He appears to have urinated at least a little. I don't believe there is any blood. He does lift his legs like he is about to lick himself but then doesn't most of the time... But he is doing it a bit often...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He doesn't give any indication that he is in pain...
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 1 year ago.

Okay. I am quite concerned that your cat may have a urinary obstruction, which is quite a common condition in young male cats. My own cat had the same issue only last year.

​It is the urethra in the penis that becomes blocked with a plug of either urinary crystals or inflammatory cells, or a combination of both. It stops urine from being passed and leads to kidney damage and eventually bladder rupture, followed by sudden death if untreated.

I would urge you to get him to your local vet ASAP (as in now), so that they can sedate and unblock him.