Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: northern Minnesota
Re: Catheter removed - recovery questions
It's been years since any of my boys blocked, so I no longer remember the recuperative timeline, but I do remember that catheterization makes them very sore for quite a while afterwards. Urination can be painful until the inflammation and irritation dissipates. As long as your boy is able to pass urine, his recovery should progress, but it may take some time before he's back to normal. Just keep a close eye on him and make sure he continues to successfully pass urine. If he starts straining again without producing urine, get him back to the vet immediately.