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La dysuria or difficulty urinating it is a symptom that can indicate a serious or very serious pathology to the owner of cats. The difficulty to urinate is usually accompanied by a decrease in the volume of urine excreted or the total absence of urine (anuria). Both are a real emergency situation, because the filtration function of the kidney stops when the urine is not evacuated. Kidneys that do not work suppose a renal insufficiency, situation really committed for the life of the cat. So, at the slightest suspicion of dysuria or anuria, it is necessary to take the cat to the veterinarian.
In this article we will explain both how to identify dysuria and the causes that can cause the cat can not urinate. Keep reading and learn to describe to the veterinarian each of the symptoms that your cat presents.
It is not easy to know if the cat urinates a lot or urinates little, because the amount of urine produced is never measured directly. Therefore, it is necessary that the owner is very attentive to any change in the behavior of elimination (urinating) of the cat. The details to keep in mind to detect dysuria or anuria would be:
The difficulty to urinate in cats is associated with pathologies of the lower urinary tract, mainly:
The owner has to be aware that an anuria is a potential death situation of the animal in 48-72 hours, because it generates acute renal failure and can enter uremic coma in a short time, as a result of the accumulation of toxins in the organism. The more time passes between the onset of dysuria or anuria and the visit to the vet, worse is the prognosis for the animal. So, just identify that the cat can not urinate, you should go to the specialist to examine it and determine both the cause and treatment.
This article is merely informative, in .com we do not have the faculty to prescribe veterinary treatments or make any kind of diagnosis. We invite you to take your pet to the veterinarian in case of any type of condition or discomfort.
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