My cat is going in and out of the litterbox frequently. Is this an emergency?
Yes. Cats can develop Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease causing inflammation in the bladder and urethra. It is common for this to progress in male cats to a urethral obstruction causing them to be unable to urinate. This is a life-threatening emergency that needs to be treated immediately. Treatment consists of sedation and urinary catheter placement along with 2-3 days of hospitalization with IV fluids and monitoring. This can be a recurrent problem in affected cats and often requires a diet change and increased water consumption to try to prevent repeat episodes.
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