How effective is PU surgery?

How effective is PU surgery?

Eighty-eight percent of the owners categorised their cat’s long-term quality of life as good. Clinical significance: This study shows that long-term quality of life after perineal urethrostomy in cats with obstructive feline lower urinary tract disease is good (as assessed by owners) and the recurrence rate is low.

When is perineal urethrostomy surgery recommended in cats?

By allowing urine to exit the body before it reaches the damaged part of the urinary tract (for example, in the case of traumatic injury to the penis), your veterinarian can ensure that complications such as scar tissue or infection do not cause a urinary obstruction for your cat. When is perineal urethrostomy surgery recommended?

What kind of surgery do you do for a cat with urinary blockage?

The surgery is called a perineal urethrostomy, or PU for short. It creates a new urinary opening, shortening the length of the urethra. It’s the procedure that is often referred to as “turning a male cat into a female cat”. This is usually performed by a qualified specialist surgeon, which is another reason why it can be so expensive.

Can a cat get a UTI after a PU surgery?

Unfortunately, cats who undergo the PU Surgery are actually more prone to getting UTIs due to how exposed the manufactured urethra is. Although this is true, as mentioned above, Urinary Tract Infections are fairly easy to cure after the surgery and your cat will be at a much lower risk of blocking (although that is still possible.)

How much does it cost to treat urinary problems in cats?

Your veterinarian will decide if the urinary issues can be addressed with medication or if surgery is required. It would be extremely rare for female cats to need surgery. Antibiotics will cost $20 to $70 depending on the kind recommended by your veterinarian. Anti-inflammatory pain medication is also typically prescribed, which costs around $30.

By allowing urine to exit the body before it reaches the damaged part of the urinary tract (for example, in the case of traumatic injury to the penis), your veterinarian can ensure that complications such as scar tissue or infection do not cause a urinary obstruction for your cat. When is perineal urethrostomy surgery recommended?

The surgery is called a perineal urethrostomy, or PU for short. It creates a new urinary opening, shortening the length of the urethra. It’s the procedure that is often referred to as “turning a male cat into a female cat”. This is usually performed by a qualified specialist surgeon, which is another reason why it can be so expensive.

Can a cat get an urinary tract infection after surgery?

Although this is true, as mentioned above, Urinary Tract Infections are fairly easy to cure after the surgery and your cat will be at a much lower risk of blocking (although that is still possible.) To put this into perspective, since Beau’s surgery in November 2017 he has gotten 2 urinary tract infections.

What kind of surgery can be done on a male cat?

A perineal urethrostomy (sometimes referred to as a PU) is a surgical procedure that is most commonly performed on male cats with a urinary obstruction.