Feline Perineal Urethrostomy

Feline Perineal Urethrostomy

If your cat frequently visits the litter box or appears to be straining during urination with no urine production, there may be a urinary obstruction. With treatment, the prognosis is strong but we do advise that you contact your veterinarian if you notice these symptoms as they can be life threatening.

You may also notice an enlarged or distended bladder. Your cat may also cry, vomit, or avoid interactions.


Our office will perform a physical exam of your pet as well as an x-ray to view the obstruction. Often, we will also perform a blood test to check kidney function.


If blockages are common for your cat, surgery is often needed to remove the narrow terminal portion of the urethra.