If your cat has a blocked bladder, they will need intensive care in a veterinary hospital until they’re out of danger and their bladder is working again – this will take a few days.
Your cat will need their bladder unblocked (under anaesthetic), a fluid drip and some investigations to find out what has caused the problem.
It’s possible to unblock most bladders by putting a thin tube into the penis and allowing the urine to drain out. Your vet will then use a variety of drugs and fluids to treat any infection, crystals, spasm or pain.
Some cats require surgery – for instance if a large stone is blocking the tube and needs removing, or if the urethra (tube that drains urine from the bladder) is too narrow. Sadly, there are some blockages that aren’t easy to treat, such as large tumours.