My Cat's Not Urinating! Do I Need to Go to the Vet?

Dr. Kathryn Primm on Pet Life Radio

    In this episode of ER VET, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist discusses what to do if your cat isn't urinating normally. She interviews Dr. Garret Pachtinger, VMD, DACVECC, critical care specialist on what the underlying causes of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) are, and how that's different from a Feline Urethral Obstruction (FUO). 


    • Graduated University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
    • Completed one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania
    • Completed fellowship in emergency and critical care medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    • Completed three-year residency in emergency and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania
    • Passed ACVECC credentialing exam for board-certification in emergency and critical care
     Areas of Special Interest:
    • Trauma
    • Toxicology
    • Analgesia / Pain Management
    • Respiratory disease and mechanical ventilation
    • Management of renal disease
    • Fluid therapy in critically ill animals
     Professional Certifications & Associations:
    • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
    • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
    • American Veterinary Medical Association
    • Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
    • Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
    • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management

    Dr. Pachtinger is the VSEC Trauma Center Medical Director. In 2014, VSEC was selected as one of the first hospitals in the country to be recognized as a national trauma center and included as a member of the Veterinary Committee on Trauma (VetCOT).

    Dr. Pachtinger has been published in numerous veterinary journals, including the Journal of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care, the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, the Clinicians Brief, and Today’s Veterinary Practice where he sits on the editorial advisory board. He has also been published in numerous textbooks including the Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology book (2012), Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (2010), and Veterinary Clinics of North America.