Pincers Murphy- November Pet of the Month

Eileen and Pincers

Pincers arrived into us on the 16th of November in a collapsed state. He had a very swollen bladder caused by a blocked urethra. He was unable to urinate. As a result, there was a lot of back pressure on his kidneys and they were not filtering waste products properly.

Pincers was admitted into our hospital given an anesthetic and a urinary catheter was placed into his bladder so he was finally able to urinate, what a relief!!

Pincers has been with us since then and will be going home on Friday the 24th of November.

A blocked urethra and a resulting swollen bladder is an emergency and can be fatal if left untreated. It usually occurs only in male cats. Exact cause is not known but it is suggested that male cats fed only on dry food are more prone to the condition.

Leave a Reply