Urinary Obstruction

Keeping your pets happy and healthy often involves dealing with health issues promptly. Serious health conditions such as urinary obstructions will need immediate veterinarian attention. At Ambassador Animal Hospital, we provide both the knowledge and equipment to deal with this type of pet emergency. Keep reading to learn more about how we can help your pets in Columbia, SC, and the surrounding areas.

What Is a Urinary Obstruction?

Urinary obstruction is anything that stops the flow of urine from the kidneys to the bladder or from the bladder to the outside of the body. The urinary tract is made up of a combination of tubes leading from the kidneys to the bladder and the bladder to the outside of the body. If any part of this system becomes blocked, it can cause complications with removing urine from the body. This can, in turn, cause renal failure which can be a serious or fatal condition.

What To Look For

A urinary obstruction may manifest in the following symptoms:

  • Lack of urination
  • Pain while urinating
  • Bloody urine
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of energy

What Should You Do?

If your animal is showing any of these symptoms, you should seek out a vet as soon as possible. In some cases, this condition can be treated with IV fluids. An increase in fluid intake can flush out the obstruction. If this does not work, your animal may need surgery. Our veterinarian team can handle most animal surgeries including surgeries to treat urinary obstruction.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian for Urinary Obstruction Treatment in Columbia, SC

If you would like to learn more about our services, or if your pet is sick, please contact Ambassador Animal Hospital in Columbia, SC. Call us today at (803) 787-3840 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.


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