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Linda Simmon
Linda Simmon, Veterinarian
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My cat is struggling to pee & poo, Since this morning, no,

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My cat is struggling to pee & poo
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the cat's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: Since this morning
JA: Does the cat ever go outside? Are they taking any medications?
Customer: no
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: sidney, 7
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Sidney?
Customer: he last seen the vet the other month and he was extremely healthy the vet said
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 16 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience.I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern for Sidney.When did he last pass urine?Is he breathing fast, lethargic or off his food?
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I think he passed urine/stool during the night, weve been at work today and Doesn’t seem to be breathing fast, we’ve been with him for a few hours and hasn’t been to his food or water yet but he has through the day
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
His back legs also seem to be weak and can only stand for short periods of time
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Trying the litter tray every 15 mins or so but nothings happening for him
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 16 days ago.
to confirm you do not think he has passed urine today?
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
No, he’s seemed to struggle this morning and his litter tray is dry when we’ve come back from work. We tried for the vets but they was booked until Monday
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 16 days ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** typing my reply now.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 16 days ago.

Unfortunately I suspect Sidney has a blocked bladder.

This is a life threatening condition which means a cat cannot pass urine.

This can result in a bladder rupture or acute kidney failure. This is a true emergency and Sidney needs to be brought to the out of hours vet now, we cannot wait until morning.

The vet will likely unblock him with a catheter and may also provide fluids and pain relief.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 16 days ago.

Do you need the details for a nearby open clinic?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I’m on the phone to one near my town but thank you for your advice x
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 16 days ago.

Ok, that's great.

This window will remain open and you are welcome to check back in with any further questions.

Wishing Sidney a full and speedy recovery.