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    Bladder Stones

    My little girl Belle has bladder stones. We don't know as yet what type, I am hoping they are struvite, so they can be dissolved, rather than surgically removed. Has anyone else encountered this? Does anyone have any ideas as to how to acidify her urine as much as possible in order to get these to dissolve? I have tried cranberries, but she is not at all interested. Any other ideas?

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    Re: Bladder Stones

    I wish I could help. My Max had the calcium oxalate stones & needed surgery to remove his. He's now on Royal Canin SO food, which you must get an RX from your vet in order to purchase. Thankfully he hasn't had a reoccurrence. Good luck. Please keep us posted
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    Re: Bladder Stones

    Quote Originally Posted by realnurse52@hotmail.com View Post
    My little girl Belle has bladder stones. We don't know as yet what type, I am hoping they are struvite, so they can be dissolved, rather than surgically removed. Has anyone else encountered this? Does anyone have any ideas as to how to acidify her urine as much as possible in order to get these to dissolve? I have tried cranberries, but she is not at all interested. Any other ideas?
    I also had the same situation as Patti Moyles. Chance had them very bad in December. We had a specialist come in and use a scope to get them all out. He is also on Royal Canin SO.......so we had to put Candy on it also (so there was no chance of him eating hers) - don't think either of them are that thrilled, but so far it is working. It is supposed to lessen the chance of them returning. And the specialist wasn't that much more money at that point and they found lots more in the bladder and his penis than they even expected. Glad we went that way. Only mentioning this in case they are calcium oxylate after all. Max and Chance are both doing fine :-)
    Last edited by janmac; 05-19-2015 at 12:31 PM.

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    Thank you for your info. Belle is on antibiotics to clear up the irritation that was making her bladder bleed. She is quite comfortable right now, so will do UA on the 27th and go from there. I just hate have my doggies go under anesthesia, they are just so small. But, he bladder is full, extended actually with stones.

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    Belle has lots of stones that could be removed the same way, but she has some boulders in there too. So open surgery will be the way to go. Ugh, I just hate to have them put under anesthesia. The antibiotics are working, and she no longer pees blood, and is able to pee more while taking less time. But, she wants me to rub her tummy constantly. I am still holding my breath that they are strive, and not oxalate. But whatever is needed will be done. Thank you for the info.

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