Help! Blocked cat. Not regaining muscle control

Hi Krista
My 5 year old neutered male is currently at the vets after suffering from a blocked urethra and overfill bladder.
He has been drained and Crystal’s flushed out but its been 3 days and my vets have advised that his bladder keeps over filling and not regaining muscle control.
Do you have any advice for me, how long until muscle control is normally back?

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Depending on a lot of factors, like age, weight, length of time he was blocked or dealing with this or even if there is ,concurrent disease elsewhere this is not uncommon. Why medications is he on and why isn’t he on, or trying medications to help bladder emptying and help muscle control. Also I teach my clients how to palpate the bladder to assist in emptying and monitoring it at home. I am working on a project about this. Would love to add you to the data pool. Let me know if you are interested. Good luck

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Blocked cat. Urinary blockage Feline.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

In my hospital we keep a urinary catheter in place for a few days to help let the bladder rest and regain tone. Has that happened? Is he in normal shape and condition with normal nervous system responses everywhere else? No signs of trauma? Normal walking, anal tone and defecation? Normal bloodwork. So many questions. Go back to your vet and ask them all of these and whether a referral is indicated (which is more expensive just so you know). Keep me posted. 🤞