My dog is healthy and active. He went in for yearly checkup and they did blood and urine tests with a xray. His tests all came back good but the xray showed some bladder stones . They want to take an aggressive approach by operating . Is this really necessary especially since he shows no problems urinating and is their a way to dissolve them.
Optional Information: Age: 8; Male; Breed: mut mix cocker and ?Already Tried: nothing
Bladder stones can be very dangerous in male dogs. Sincet hey have a tendency of traveling, the stones can cause a blockage very easily. What happens is the male dog has a very narrow Penile Urethra and is even a piece of the stone breaks off, it can lodge in that opening blocking the Urine. This is turn causes a back-up of urine until the bladder explodes sending the urine throughout the body and make the dog septic. The aggressive approach is better in this situation. Once the stones are removed there will be a strict diet regime to follow. It is important since stones can comeback if dietary regulations are not followed. Joan
Vet Tech for over 30+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues