It is a common assumption that if a cat is straining in the litter box, he is constipated. However, primarily in male cats, a more concerning and life-threatening reason for straining in the litter box is a urethral obstruction.
Jeri Wagner is the owner of a large, black and silver Tabby cat named Ruger. Ruger, a male cat, was brought to the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital for treatment due to a serious, life threatening health issue. Jeri felt it was very important to share Ruger’s story and her experience to help other cat owners