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Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
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Experience:  8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
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My male cat has a swollen, red penis... It looks like he has

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My male cat has a swollen, red penis... It looks like he has been licking it.., is this normal??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Susan :

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Dr. Susan :

This is absolutely not normal! This can be a warning sign of urinary obstruction.

Dr. Susan :

Urinary obstruction is an emergency.

Dr. Susan :

I highly recommend taking him to be evaluated by a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Dr. Susan :

If he is obstructed we need to place a urinary catheter to remove the obstruction.

Dr. Susan :

These cats are hospitalized for several days on IV fluids with the urinary catheter. Some need additional medications for urinary infections, muscle spasms of the urethra, and often have a diet change to prevent crystal and stone formation in the urine.