Symptoms of Pet Bladder Stones
Interestingly, some pets may exhibit no clinical signs of bladder stones at all, with the stones often being diagnosed when your pet has an X-ray for some other health reason or clinical complaint. Other pets will commonly experience painful urination with urgency, bloody urine, restlessness, and inappropriate urination in the home. Pets with bladder stones attempt to urinate too frequently. The urine may be red or port wine in color.
Urinary tract infections are commonly associated with bladder stones. If smaller stones lodge in the urethra, painful urinary tract obstruction may occur. Obstruction is a medical emergency that needs to be relieved as soon as possible, due to severe blood poisoning and potential kidney failure.