Looking for any info. on urethral stent in cats

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don't give up- keep fighting to- live
Purred: Thu Apr 23, '09 9:34pm PST 
I am planning on taking my cat to have a urethral stent put in next week. It seems like to only place in the NE US I can take her is to the Ryan Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania.

I have heard good and bad things about the place. The good is that they can do the procedure and the dr. who will do it is awesome.

The bad- that they let students do things to your pet that they are not quite ready to do. Also that there is not enough support staff to care for your pet in the facility as it recovers.

Any info. is appreciated.


Named for the- other famous- green tractor
Purred: Fri Apr 24, '09 6:01am PST 
You ahve probably seen these but here are some links:


htt p://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/javma.234.2.236

http:// www.hillspet.com/media/_refacing/USARG/generalContent/vet/confProcee dings/en/pdf/lutd_UreteralDilemma_NonsurgicalManagementofUreterolith s.pdf

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Purred: Wed Aug 13, '14 1:26pm PST 
I know this is an old thread! How did the stent go? I am in a similar situation in NY, having just met with the folks at Animal Medical Center. My male cat has a stricture in his urethra. Still seems like this is a new procedure without much feedback from people who have had it done. Did it go well I hope? Complications?