On Friday, Simon presented with a urinary obstruction to Francis Veterinary Hospital. Francis Vet treated the block and transferred him over to our 24/7 emergency staff for continued supportive care through the weekend. If Simon does well today, he can go home. If he re-obstructs today, since he has a history of blockages, Francis Vet will perform a PU (reconstruction of the urethra) surgery tomorrow morning which should help prevent further urinary blockages in the future.
There is generally a stress component to urinary tract issues in cats, which for Simon was having family over for Thanksgiving. Don’t forget about your furry friends this holiday season (and during any big changes)! If your pet gets stressed out with travel, hosting parties, or being out of town, talk to your regular vet about ways to manage your pet’s stress levels and prevent stress-induced conditions.