Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Back (spine)
- Female parts: vagina and uterus
- Head, face and neck
- Legs, paws and claws
- Male parts: penis, testicles and prostate
- Mammary glands (breasts)
- Mouth and Teeth
- Skin and fur
Being unable to pass urine is a life threatening condition that requires immediate veterinary attention. Call your vet for advice ASAP if your dog or cat is having trouble peeing.
Your cat’s kidneys filter out waste products from their body and put them into urine for your cat to pee away. If their kidneys aren’t working properly these waste products build up in the body and cause illness.
Diabetes prevents your cat being able to control their blood sugar levels. Blood sugars levels get very high, but their body becomes starved of energy. Symptoms include weight loss, drinking more, peeing more and low energy.
Having a blocked bladder (being unable to pee) is an emergency and can cause death if left untreated. Contact your vet for an emergency appointment if your cat is struggling to pee.
Cats don’t often eat things they shouldn’t, but occasionally curiosity gets the better of them and can lead to a blockage. String, thread, hair bands, rubber bands and tinsel are the most common items to cause a gut blockage in cats.