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Ask the Vet About Bladder Stones in Dogs and Cats

Bladder Stones in Dogs & Cats
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Ask the Vet About Bladder Stones in Dogs and Cats
MichaelDym, V.M.D.
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: Feb 8, 2017
Category: Bladder Stones
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Post-op preventative care

Question:I brought an 8 year old rescue poodle/mix 4 days ago. Today I had to rush her to the vet thinking she was dying and found out she had a golf ball size stone that had to be surgically removed. What is the best to prevent this from happening again?

Answer:It will depend on the type of stone she has. Your veterinarian probably sent it off for analysis. Based on the stone type, they will recommend a specific diet to keep her from getting more. Encouraging her to drink more water is always good no matter what type of stone she has.

Date: Feb 7, 2017
Category: Bladder Stones
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Bladder stones

Question:This will be Cocoa's 4th surgery for harder stones. Howmay prevent this. Love her anddo not want to put her down.

Answer:The 2 (known) variables that cause bladder stone formation are genetics and diet. Since you obviously can't change her genetics, you have to really follow a strict diet. The prescription diets that are made for her specific type of stone are helpful. Some work much better than others so changing to a different one may help. Have your veterinarian recheck her urine for pH levels, crystals, infection, etc frequently. Consider contacting the pet food companies directly that make the prescription diets to see if they can help.

Date: Nov 17, 2014
Category: Bladder Stones
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Bladder Stones

Question:Do Bladder Stones Aways Need To Be Removed Surgerally

Answer:Not All Bladder Stones Need To Be Removed Surgically. Some Can Be Dissolved With Diet, Depending On The Type Of Stone Or Crystals.

Date: Dec 18, 2008
Category: Bladder Stones
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Spraying In The House

Question:i Have A Pomeranian That Will Not Stop Spraying In The House. He Is In Good Shape And Has Been Nuetered But It Is Almost Like He Does It Out Of Anger. I Got Him As A 2yr. Old So I Do Not Know How He Was Trained. He Sleeps With Me And He Has Even Lifted His Leg To My Pillow. I Am Afraid My Other Small Dogs Will Start Doing It. He Is Very Territorial. I Do Not Want To Start Crating Him But It Is Out Of Hand. Help!!!!!

Answer:I Would First Take Him To Vet For Full Medical Exam And Urine Analysis To Make Sure Not Medical Condition Like Urinary Infection, Or Bladder Stone Which Can Sometimes Cause Sudden Urgency Like This. If This Assessment Is Negative, Then Sometimes Behavioral Modification Therapy With Specialist In Vet Behavioral Issues, As Well As Possibly Medicines Like Amitryptylline Which Is Prescription Drug Can Sometimes Help.


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