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Is Pu surgery safe for cats?

Is Pu surgery safe for cats?

Most cats are fully recovered by the time they have their sutures removed — generally 10 to 14 days after the procedure. Sedation may be required to remove the sutures, so don’t feed your cat before the appointment. Most cats do very well with PU and go on to live long, healthy lives free of pain and obstruction.

What is PU surgery on a 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.

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

How long has my Cat been home from Pu surgery?

He’s been home now for about two weeks. He has healed remarkably well and is starting to show his real personality. He’s a wonderful boy and we’re so happy to have him in our lives. He has roam of the house again and will be switching back to regular litter later today.

How is a Pu performed on a cat?

This procedure is most often used in male cats with feline urologic syndrome prone to urethral obstruction from protein plugs, bladder “sand”, or bladder stones that enter the urethra and obstruct urine flow. While some cats with these problems respond to diet and medication, others experience recurrent episodes of urinary obstruction.

Can a male cat have a perineal urethrostomy surgery?

In some male cats, urinary obstructions may become a frequent occurrence. Even if these cats can be unblocked, cats who frequently reobstruct may benefit from a perineal urethrostomy to decrease the likelihood of future obstructions. How is a perineal urethrostomy surgery performed?

Is it a myth that cats are too old for surgery?

Myth: “My cat is too old for anesthesia” You should think twice when your friend or the internet tells you that your cat is too old or sick for anesthesia, and don’t be afraid to seek out an expert about this concern. If your cat is that old, surgery is probably not being recommended just for fun.

When to take a male cat to the vet?

This is an emergency considering that being unable to urinate means that the bladder is very distended and can lead to a bladder rupture or kidney failure. Please take him to the vet as soon as possible. As the article outlines, it’s important for male cats to be seen ASAP due to the narrowness of their urethra.

What should I do for my Cat before surgery?

A complete physical exam and blood work should always be performed before anesthesia. In older cats, it may be wise to also take chest and belly radiographs, as well as an ECG to be thorough.

How old is a 16 year old cat?

By age 16 your cat’s physical and mental development is very much like that of an 80-year-old person. She has definitely slowed down physically (relative to her prime adult years)and may have developed a number of health problems.