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Is there another way to treat calcium oxalate bladder stones

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Is there another way to treat calcium oxalate bladder stones in dog beside surgery. Or do you know of anyone who can help low income surgery. In Medford Oregon. He just recovered from a stroke and I don't want to put him through surgery if there is any other way..i need my service dog.
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 16 days ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 16 days ago.

Typically with calcium oxalate stones, surgery is required. In some cases with very small stones, it may be possible to remove them from the bladder without surgery though this is fairly rare. There also exists the potential to use ultrasonic waves to break up the stones and allow them to be flushed from the body. In any case, a therapeutic diet should be started to keep the dog from producing more stones. There is no inexpensive method of treatment here, but below are some options for financial assistance.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 15 days ago.

Checking in, JA Customer. How is your companion?