Iowa State University Veterinarian

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A seven year old female fox terrier with a history of unsuccessful attempts at urination was presented at the office of Dr. Herbert Lothe, Waukesha, Wis. The enlarged abdomen lead Dr. Lothe to believe the dog's bladder was distended with urine. An attempt to catheterize her was unsuccessful because of an obstruction at the anterior end of the urethra preventing the entrance of the catheter into the bladder. Permission was obtained from the owner to surgically remove the obstruction.