Chundi started to strain to urinate and only pass small amounts of urine and he was diagnosed with urinary obstruction due to Feline Interstitial Cystitis.  This problem is the most common problem SAGE Compassion for Animals funds for cats – it is that common and Chundi wasn’t even 2 years old when he started to have signs.  Chundi’s pet parent took him to the emergency room and he had to be unblocked twice before being able to get the surgery he needed with the team at Happy Valley Pet Hospital.  The surgery, a perineal urethrostomy, creates a larger opening for Chundi to urinate through so he doesn’t block again.  The surgery was very successful and the only down side is that Chundi has to wear his very stylish elizabethan collar for 2 weeks!