Let’s talk about bladder stones. Dr Bahns removed these stones from a sweet doggie. Just seeing these makes my tail twitch thinking about how uncomfortable it meowsta been when trying to go out to do her business.
Our pet parents are pretty smart when it comes to our urinary issues. It’s probably because we show those issues by urinating in places that we are not supposed to urinate or they can actually see blood in our urine. There are many different reasons that we could be urinating inappropriately so it is very important for our pet parents to get us in to see our favorite veterinarian.
Our veterinarian is going to want to look at a urine sample under a microscope but our physical exam is very important. While they are giving us that wonderful belly massage, sometimes they can feel those nasty stones. If our urine sample has crystals but they don’t feel any stones then an xray is in order. Bladder stones are very uncomfortable and can actually cause an obstruction where we cannot urinate. Obstruction is an emergency that puts our health at serious risk.
That meowment when your pet parent finds out you have bladder stones can be a bit scary. Don’t worry, with surgery, antibiotics and possibly a diet change, you will be in purrfect condition in no time. Everyone here at Animal MD Veterinary Clinic cares about all our furry family members. Dr Bahns and Dr Boller promise, they will leave no stone unturned.