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Feline Urethral Obstruction ("Blocked Cat")

Urethral obstructions are life-threatening emergencies that can occur with our pets.  They commonly occur in male cats due to the urethra being narrower than in females.  Urethral obstructions can be caused by plugs (a mix of mucus, crystals and inflammatory cells), stones, blood clots, masses or congenital defects.  Environment and stress can also play a role in cats becoming obstructed as stressed cats can have a greater inflammatory response and increased urethral spasms.  Read more about Feline Urethral Obstruction ("Blocked Cat")

Pancreatitis in Cats

Pancreatitis literally means inflammation of the pancreas. To understand how this condition could affect your pet, it is important to understand what the pancreas is and how it works in the body. Found in the abdomens of both humans and cats, the pancreas is located along the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, where it secretes enzymes and hormones.  Read more about Pancreatitis in Cats

Megaesophagus

Megaesophagus refers to a syndrome in which the esophagus becomes weak and flaccid, subsequently becoming much larger than normal (hence the term megaesophagus). This occurs because the muscles of the esophagus lose tone. Read more about Megaesophagus

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