Treatment Options for Pets with Kidney Stones
If the kidney stones in your dog or cat involve both kidneys, the only way to manage them is to try dissolving the stones using prescription specialty diets or homemade recipes. Many of these diets promote increased thirst to encourage more dilute urine, which can potentially dissolve the stones. These diets are usually fed over 3-4 months. Antibiotics are often given during this treatment period as well, while waiting to see if the stones slowly dissolve. In cases where only one kidney has stones, surgical removal of the kidney may be necessary. In all cases, stone analysis and identification at an outside veterinary laboratory is recommended.