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Old 02-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I took Phoebe's urine sample to the vet and she doesn't have a urinary infection but she does have bladder stones. He told me they weren't too big yet so surgery isn't needed but I will need to feed her wet food for a couple of weeks and to make sure she gets plenty of fluid. There is always fresh water in their bowls so I don't know how to make her drink more. I am so thankful that surgery isn't needed!!!! Now hopefully the peeing inside the house will stop. Poor girl.....only 9 months old...too young for stuff to be happening already!!!!!
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You might want to try one of those flowing water fountains for pets. Molly and the cats love ours. I think they drink more than they did before we got it.
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Gandy runs to the bathroom anytime the door is opened because he is nuts for drinking from the tub spout. I have to turn the water on for him before he will let me sit down.


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My old standby, home made chicken broth.
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So I took Phoebe's urine sample to the vet and she doesn't have a urinary infection but she does have bladder stones. He told me they weren't too big yet so surgery isn't needed but I will need to feed her wet food for a couple of weeks and to make sure she gets plenty of fluid. There is always fresh water in their bowls so I don't know how to make her drink more. I am so thankful that surgery isn't needed!!!! Now hopefully the peeing inside the house will stop. Poor girl.....only 9 months old...too young for stuff to be happening already!!!!!
You need to be told which of the two kinds of bladder stones she has because although one sort should dissolve with the right diet, the other sort doesn't. I forget which is which but if you Search, you'll find the information - and for sure, your vet will know, probably does if he's suggested diet therapy. The good news for a bitch with stones is if small enough, they will quite often flush them out. With a male it's less likely because of the bone in the penis. They are more likely to get blocked which is obviously serious and needs to be treated as an emergency.

Make sure she keeps having a good flow when she pees. Can't help you re making her drink more however.
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The one that disolve are sturvite stones and are caused by UTI and when the Disolve the often release encased bacteria that restarts the infection. 70-80 percent of struvite stones occur in females

Struvite stones


Oxalate Stones do not disolve and ~75% of the cases are Male.
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My old standby, home made chicken broth.
This sounds like a good idea!!!! I will have to try it!!!
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