Like paraplegic dogs, cats with paralysis are likely to be incontinent. That makes them prone to urinary tract infections. And like dogs, the best way to keep those infections at bay is to learn how to express your incontinent cat’s bladder.
The techniques used to empty a feline bladder are a bit trickier than a dog. This is partially due to anatomy (a cat’s bladder rolls around a lot) and partially due to their spirited attitude. Felines are not as cooperative as canines when it comes to manipulating that part of their body.
So, each technique described below has one added step that you won’t see in the instructions about expressing dogs. That step is to keep your cat calm at all times.
Hopefully, we haven’t scared you away because there are many pet owners who successfully express their cat’s bladder every day. This post will explain how it is done. [Read more…]