Bladder Stones

Mimzy is a 4 year old dachshund, brought in by her owner because she was urinating blood. After an exam and x-ray, Dr. MacMillan diagnosed that she had bladder stones. Her stones were removed surgically.  In some cases smaller stones may pass on their own.DSC02918 5

Did you know?

85% of dogs that get stones are female.

The average age of a patient with stones is 2.9 years.

Breeds considered to be at an increased risk for formation of stones are Schnauzer, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Labrador Retriever and Dachshunds.

There are different types of stones that can form in the bladder, to find out what type of stone it is we send it to a lab to be analysed.

Cats can get stones as well. Male cats are at much greater risk for stones. They can cause blockages which is a life threatening situation

If you would like further information on bladder stones or any other topic please visit our resources page and choose the link for Veterinary Partner.

Here is an Xray of Mimzy before she had her surgery to remove the stones. How many do you see?



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