Urinary Obstruction

Keeping your pets healthy sometimes means dealing with serious health conditions. Having these conditions treated quickly and properly is essential to your animal's long-term health and wellness. At Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital, we have the knowledge and technology to treat your pet's health conditions quickly. Keep reading to learn how we can help with urinary obstructions in Duarte, CA, Azusa, CA, and the surrounding areas.

What Is a Urinary Obstruction?

The urinary system consists of the kidneys, the bladder, and the tubes which lead from kidney to bladder and then out of the body. If any part of this system becomes damaged or diseased, it can complicate the removal of urine from the body. When this happens, renal failure can take place. This is a serious and sometimes fatal condition.

One common condition that affects the urinary tract is urinary obstruction. This is when there is something obstructing the flow of urine from the kidneys to the bladder or from the bladder out of the body.


In animals, the symptoms of a urinary obstruction can be subtle. Symptoms may include:

  • Sounds of pain or distress while urinating
  • Trying to urinate more often
  • Posturing for urination with no urine being produced
  • Bloody urine
  • Vomiting
  • Lack of energy


If your animal is exhibiting any of these symptoms, it is imperative that he is seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Our animal hospital has a veterinary team and technology to deal with this serious health condition. In many cases, an obstruction can be flushed from the system with IV fluids. If this is not successful, surgery may be necessary.

To learn more about our vet services, contact us at Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital, now serving Duarte CA, Azusa, CA, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at 626-357-2251.

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