Bladder Stones in Cats
What Can Happen if Bladder Stones Go Untreated?
Stones that go untreated may lodge in the urethra, causing a blockage-especially in males, who have narrower urethras-that may prevent your cat from urinating. Some signs of a urinary blockage are vomiting, nausea, appetite loss and a hard, distended abdomen. This is an emergency situation and will become fatal if not treated immediately.
Can Bladder Stones Indicate Other Health Issues?
Bladder stones can develop as a result of certain metabolic disorders. Diabetes mellitus and hyperthyroidism can lead to urinary tract infections, which can contribute to the formation of bladder stones.