Nittany (named after the Penn State Nittany Lions) presented to VREC several times for a painful abdomen and difficulty urinating. He had recently had a cystotomy (surgical incision of the urinary bladder), which revealed Nittany had a large amount of stones. To correct the problem, our clinicians recommended a perineal urethrostomy (PU) surgery.
Male cats are more likely to develop urinary blockages than female cats simply because of the differences between male and female urinary anatomy. Obstructions, if not treated properly, can be deadly. In short, a perineal urethrostomy (PU) surgery widens the cat’s urethra to alleviate recurring obstructions and to prevent new blockages.
Nittany’s surgery was a success and he went home shortly after to recover. His owners report that, along with close monitoring and a modified diet, he has been doing great. They are so appreciative that the Angel Fund was able to help Nittany get the care he needed!