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My soon to be 13 year old male Cairn Terrier was diagnosed

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My soon to be 13 year old male Cairn Terrier was diagnosed with a bladder infection over a month ago, and has just finished a 4 week course of antibiotics. He is still urinating very frequently, to the point that I am occasionally using a belly band on him, so that he won't urinate in the house. I had it on him for an hour today, while I went to the store. When I got home and removed it, he had urinated a little, but there where some little lumps that I thought might be stones. They were still wet, and crumbled easily when touched. They had a chaulky look when crumbled. Could this be bladder stones? I've never seen them up closed and personally before! I'm on vacation for this next week and am now wondering if I should take him home to our vet.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  David Janssen replied 5 years ago.

Hello, and thanks for writing in.

Bladder stones are certainly possible, as they are a common cause of bladder problems in dogs, and they are a common source of bladder infections in dogs. I would definitely recommend getting Harry into a veterinarian and having X-rays (or ultrasound) of the bladder done to check for stones. If stones are present, surgery may be needed to remove them. Sometimes a prescription urinary diet may help to dissolve stones, but it doesn't always work.


I hope this helps.

Dr. Dave

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