Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My Bichon Poo had a kidney stone and it was large. He has…

Customer Question
My Bichon Poo had a...
My Bichon Poo had a kidney stone and it was large. He has been on antibiotic therapy and Rx food. He's much better. I'm being told that he will always get infections unless the stone is surgically removed. I have been lied to about all of the tests.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 31 minutes by:
2/3/2016
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 35,536
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified

I'm sorry to hear of this with Casper, Elizabeth. I need to know why you believe that you've been lied to but first I need you to clarify "kidney stone". Kidney stone is sometimes inappropriate used as a term for a stone anywhere in the urinary tract. Please tell me where this stone is - in the kidney, ureter, or bladder? Yes, if a stone is infected, it's nigh impossible to cure a patient of a UTI unless it's removed. That's easier said than done if the stone is inside a kidney. It's an easy surgery if it's in the bladder. There's also the chance of dissolving some stones; unfortunately the easiest ones to dissolve are no longer the most common types found in dogs.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 35,536
35,536 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,499 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,818 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,089 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,808 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,947 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My dog has bladder stones. I have one vet recommending
My dog has bladder stones. I have one vet recommending surgery and another recommending a water based diet. My dog is very young (2 yet are old), and the stones are genetic. I don't want to proceed wi… read more
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary medicine
1,246 satisfied customers
My dog Troy is 12 years old, miniature schnauzer, since the
my dog Troy is 12 years old, miniature schnauzer, since the end of the year he had been fighting a UTI infection, but at that time we notice that he was also having issues holding his poop. When I too… read more
Tom Crippen
Tom Crippen
Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc
12 satisfied customers
Would it be normal to do surgery on a dog with an infection,
would it be normal to do surgery on a dog with an infection … read more
Dr. Ellie
Dr. Ellie
Veterinarian
doctor of veterinary medicine
302 satisfied customers
I just typed this question in but will repeat it. My older
I just typed this question in but will repeat it. My older dog, 12 lbs, don't know his age as he is a rescue dog. Has blood in his urine. An X ray showed a couple of stones in his bladder. Barney has … read more
Expert
Expert
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2 satisfied customers
my 11 year old shih Tzu had a struvite bladder stone blocking
my 11 year old shih Tzu had a struvite bladder stone blocking her urethra and had to have surgery to remove it along with more stones in her bladder. Since then she has had spasms in her lower back an… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
35,536 satisfied customers
My dog has been diagnosed and is being treated for stryuvite
My dog has been diagnosed and is being treated for stryuvite bladder stones. She started Royal Canine S/O food and antibiotics about two weeks ago. Tonite we noticed her urine is pink and the urine fl… read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
16,499 satisfied customers
Magnesium is known to help break down kidney stones in humans,
Magnesium is known to help break down kidney stones in humans, is this the case for dogs as well? I have a 6 yr old bichon-frise/beagle mix and has been on amoxicillin 250mg and special food for a mon… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Emergency/Critical Care Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,712 satisfied customers
our vet told us yesterday that our Bichon (13 yrs) has stones
our vet told us yesterday that our Bichon (13 yrs) has stones in his protstrate & would need multiple surgeries to remove the stones 7 they would have to give him a vagina to help him urinate! We've t… read more
Dr Natalie
Dr Natalie
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
56 satisfied customers
We took our mini schnauzer (age 4.5) to the hospital on 7/12
We took our mini schnauzer (age 4.5) to the hospital on 7/12 as she was vomiting. XRays confirmed that she had at least 7 large and several smaller stones in her bladder. It's also believed she has so… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
dog: her third bout with bladder stones..surgically removed..diet
My dog is suffering her third bout with bladder stones. the first, struvites, were surgically removed. the second, also struvites, were effectively dissolved through diet management. the third, both s… read more
ER Vet
ER Vet
Medical Director
VMD
1,676 satisfied customers
My 11 year old chihuahua was diagnosed with kidney deterioration
My 11 year old chihuahua was diagnosed with kidney deterioration with kidney stones measuring 8 to 11 mm. The kidney markers indicated kidney deterioration. He vomits when fed with shredded chicken or… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
My dog is a 3 yr. old Bichon. She has a history of bladder
My dog is a 3 yr. old Bichon. She has a history of bladder stones and had to undergo surgery 2x in order to remove them. Earlier today, she seemed fine. However, after we returned home from running er… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
752 satisfied customers
staffy: has kidney stones he was on a spacial brand..vets
my staffy has kidney stones he was on a spacial brand of dog food from the vets is there any thing else i can give him to desolve them of am i best get him more of the can food from the vet… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Emergency Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,205 satisfied customers
Bichon: year old female..bloody..My Vet keeps her on antibiotics 2wks.
My 9 year old female Bichon has 2 tiny stones in her kidney that causes her to have chronic bloody bladder infections/chronic cystitis. My Vet keeps her on antibiotics 2wks. and off 2 wks. Plus, now w… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,089 satisfied customers
My dog had kidney stones in July of 2009. He more recently
My dog had kidney stones in July of 2009. He more recently had a urinary tract infection, and today he's back in the vet with probably more kidney stones. I'm just wondering if this is going to be a r… read more
Dr. JD
Dr. JD
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,402 satisfied customers
We have a 14 year old dog with a bladder infection, and today
We have a 14 year old dog with a bladder infection, and today we were told her blood tests were borderline for creatinine and other kidney markers. Is it reasonable to pursue further treatment for a d… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,089 satisfied customers
My Bichon Frise is 8 yrs old and has had urinary bladder stones,
My Bichon Frise' is 8 yrs old and has had urinary bladder stones, once removed surgically and now returned, & back pain from degenerative disc disease. Due to these conditions she has been on Baytril … read more
Karen Purcell
Karen Purcell
Relief Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
502 satisfied customers
bullmastiff: has kidney stones, Is there anything we can do at home
My bullmastive has kidney stones, Is there anything we can do at home so he can pass them. The vet told us to try potatoe peeling or potatoe water but that did not work.… read more
Doctor GF
Doctor GF
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
804 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x