What are Kidney Stones?
Kidney stones in dogs and cats are occasionally seen and may cause urinary tract infections and other urinary tract symptoms. The stones, also known as uroliths, found in pets are very similar to those found in humans. Most of these stones are composed of mineral salts from common elements, including phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, ammonia, and carbonates. Types of kidney stones include struvites, calcium oxylate, urate, cystine, calcium phosphate, and silicate stones. Kidney stones normally do not affect the rest of your pet's body, unless the stones break off, leading to potential urinary tract obstruction.