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DateMar 24, 2021
CategoryKidney Stones
Pet Typenull
TopicKidney stones
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Question:

Hello doctor. 2 of my dogs has kidney stones and from where im from(philippines) vets here don't operate on the kidney stones as they say...the kidneys ard very bloody. They didnt give any medication either except just the prescription food hills ciemce diet c/d. Im very desperate as what to give my dogs to help pass out the stones as i just lost a dog to kidney stones as well recently. Its frustrating when you feel helpless.

Answer:

Be sure they aren't "bladder" stones which can be removed. Prescription S/D dissolves some stones better than C/D but it depends on the pH in the urine, so ask your veterinarian if S/D might be better. Encouraging them to drink as much water as possible is ideal. Gradually changing to canned food helps do this with a lot of dogs.

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DateNov 6, 2020
CategoryKidney Stones
Pet Typenull
TopicHamaliya cystone
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Dear dr. My 2 years nutrered male cat has kidney stones My vet recommended that I should give it cystone which is A medicine for human. Is that normal?

Answer:

I have not used cystone for cat urinary stones so I cannot speak to this - consulting a urinary specialist (often found at your local veterinary school or on sites like JustAnswer.com) is ideal.

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DateAug 29, 2020
CategoryKidney Stones
Pet Typenull
TopicNutrition
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I am getting conflicting advice about diet to help prevent kidney stones in dogs I have a shitzu who has had three surgeries for kidney stones blocking his urinary tract, he has terrible skin yeast, he's got cataracts, and he doesn't wan't to move much he is 12 yrs old and been on a SO diet for stone prevent age ( so to speak) for yrs. Is it healthy for him to have raw meat for his diet particularly innards?

Answer:

No - it is not - given his history of stones, you definitely don't want to do that.

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DateJul 31, 2020
CategoryKidney Stones
Pet Typenull
TopicKidney Stones in Peter
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I am worried about my 11 yr old snoodle, Peter, weight 13lb. He has many sudden behavior changes. I believe he is suffering. I think he may have kidney stones and I do not know what to do. He struggles to get comfortable and is hiding a lot. He has been vomitting, tender and swollen torso. Very lethargic. Did x-ray with 2 vets, found nothing, Another medical prof. saw labs and saw indicators of kidney stones. I am out of $ and want to help him. Thank you for this service!

Answer:

I would really need to see his blood work and x-rays to give you useful information, so consult the veterinarian that has access to all of that for the best advice. In general, increasing his water consumption is ideal so encourage him to drink - this is easier said than done, so gradually switching to canned food helps some dogs - do it gradually or you will upset his stomach.

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DateMay 21, 2020
CategoryKidney Stones
Pet TypeDog
TopicMy dog
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My dog is dripping blood from his penis I?m not sure what the problem could be I just picked a topic

Answer:

BlooWe call this hematuria and there are many underlying causes: urinary tract infection, bladder stones, cancer, clotting abnormalities, etc etc. All of these are treated very differently so see your veterinarian for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Keep him from urinating a couple hours before the appointment so they can collect a urine sample.

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DateDec 2, 2019
CategoryKidney Stones
Pet TypeDog
TopicMedication
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My doggie Bichon Frise 4 years old has kidney stones, is Bronin good for my doggie?

Answer:

I don't know what you mean by "Bronin" - never heard of it, for bladder stones or anything else - feel free to resubmit another question if you misspelled it or describe it a little and I will try to do some research. The best food for dog's with bladder stones is usually "Royal Canin Urinary SO". That is usually after surgical removal.

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