Are Pomeranians prone to bladder stones?
If your Pom has an inherited condition called Hyperuricosuria (HU), he will have more uric acid in his urine. Uric acid acts like fertilizer for bladder stones and sometimes kidney stone development.
How do I know if my dog has bladder stones?
Signs & symptoms of bladder stones in dogs
- Discomfort and difficulty urinating.
- Urinating small amounts very frequently.
- Blood in the urine.
- Cloudy or discolored urine.
- Bloated or sensitive stomach.
- Avoidance of exercise.
- Pain in the abdomen around the kidney area.
- Change in energy level.
How does a dog act with bladder stones?
The most common signs that a dog has bladder stones are hematuria (blood in the urine) and dysuria (straining to urinate). Hematuria occurs because the stones rub against the bladder wall, irritating and damaging the tissue and causing bleeding.
What can I give my dog for bladder stones?
Diets that may help include Royal Canin® Urinary SO, Purina® ProPlan® Veterinary Diet UR Ox™/St™, Hill’s Prescription Diet® w/d® Multi-Benefit, or Rayne Clinical Nutrition Adult Health-RSS™. Table food may be a problem for these dogs. Calcium phosphate stones.
Can hard water cause bladder stones in dogs?
Urinary Health Issues Additional information to support this hypothesis is that magnesium (which is found in hard water) can contribute to the growth of urine crystals and struvite stones.
Is my dog in pain with bladder stones?
Your dog may cry in pain, especially if pressure is applied to the abdominal wall. When there is no obstruction occurring, hematuria, and dysuria are the most common signs seen in dogs with bladder stones. However, pain usually also occurs in the bladder.
How do you dissolve bladder stones naturally?
Drinking lots of water may help a small stone pass naturally. However, because bladder stones are often caused by difficulty emptying your bladder completely, extra water may not be enough to make the stone pass. Most of the time, you’ll need to have the stones removed.
Is Rice OK for dogs with bladder stones?
To decrease the chances of your dog developing bladder stones, you should avoid feeding foods that contain high levels of oxalate such as spinach, sweet potatoes, organ meat and brown rice. Instead, include foods with lower oxalate levels like apples (peeled), white rice and meats and fish in their diet.
What drinks help bladder stones?
Drink plenty of fluids. Drinking more fluids, especially water, may help prevent bladder stones because fluids dilute the concentration of minerals in your bladder.
What will dissolve bladder stones?
The only potentially effective medical treatment for bladder calculi is urinary alkalization for the dissolution of uric acid stones. Stone dissolution may be possible if the urinary pH can be raised to 6.5 or higher. Potassium citrate 60 mEq/day is the treatment of choice.