Medical management of feline urethral obstruction.

Carl A Osborne, J. M. Kruger, Jody P Lulich, J. W. Bartges, David J Polzin

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A step-by-step priority of procedures is recommended when attempting to restore urethral patency in an obstructed male cat. In order of priority they are: (1) massage of the distal urethra, (2) attempts to induce voiding by gentle palpation of the urinary bladder, (3) cystocentesis, (4) retrograde urethral flushing, (5) combinations of 1 through 4, (6) diagnostic radiology to determine if the cause of urethral obstruction is intraluminal, mural or extramural, and if absolutely necessary, (7) surgical procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-498
Number of pages16
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1996


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