The feline urinary catheter is a 2.5 Fr over-the-wire pigtail catheter. When used with a 0.018″ Weasel Wire®, this catheter can be used to treat cats with urethral obstruction due to stones or other conditions. The hydrophilic guide wire is placed first and used to pass the obstruction. The catheter is then advanced over the wire to relieve the obstruction. This is intended as a first line therapy when patients first present prior to definitive treatment. Unlike other catheters, the soft tip, hydrophilic coating and over-the-wire design minimize the risk of urethral trauma and formation of false tracks.
This catheter can also be used as a nephrostomy tube in conjunction with our renal access set. The small diameter loop and low profile catheter easily fit in the renal pelvis of even small cats.