General information on Nephrolithiasis
Nephrolithiasis is a disease if the kidney that can create kidney stones. Development of the stones can be caused by a decreased in urine volume or increased excretion of stone-forming components such as struvite or oxalate.
The kidney stones usually do not produce symptoms until they begin to move down the through the urinary system, causing pain.
Symptoms of Nephrolithiasis
Symptoms of Nephrolithiasis include vomiting, abdominal pain and blood tainted urine.
Recurrent bladder infections can also be a sign of this disease.
Treatments for Nephrolithiasis
It is very important to see your vet immediately and to monitor the dog.
Dietary dissolution of the stone is possible in some cases where diet is used to dissolve the stone so that it can pass.
In some cases surgical removal is necessary to remove the stone, as they may not dissolve or may be too big to pass.
If the Nephrolithiasis is recurring then you will need to work with you vet to come up with a dietary plan for your pet and to set up some type of monitoring. It is also helpful to retrieve the actual stone so that it can be analyzed as to type and cause.
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