Bladder Stones (Uroliths)
Support Your Dog in Healing from Bladder Stones
Bladder stones, also called uroliths, are made up of minerals that occur naturally in urine, but when they clump together can form tiny crystals. These small crystals can develop in any part of the urinary tract. They may pass spontaneously or obstruct the lower urinary tract, causing a blockage. When a blockage occurs in the urinary tract, it becomes a serious condition that could lead to severe kidney damage, bladder rupture, or even death.
These natural holistic remedies for bladder stones in dogs are effective in helping to flush out the stones while soothing the discomfort they cause and preventing infection. They’ve been formulated by holistic veterinarians with 20+ years of experience, and are used internationally.
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Dog Breeds More Prone to Bladder Stones
All dogs can develop this condition; however, certain breeds are more prone to bladder stones.
- Bichon Frise
- Miniature Schnauzers
- Shih Tzus
Types of Bladder Stones in Dogs
There are several types of bladder stones which can form, such as struvites. Struvite crystals are composed of ammonia, magnesium, and phosphate. These crystals form when the urine pH is high. A high pH is often caused by a urinary tract infection. Treating the UTI will help bring the urine pH back to normal and can help to dissolve the crystals.
Other stones may contain one or a combination of compounds including ammonium urate, calcium, calcium phosphate, crystine, and oxalate. Not all types of stones can be dissolved. Some will require surgical removal.
Symptoms of Bladder Stones in Dogs
A dog with bladder stones may or may not have symptoms. There is a range of symptoms that may occur.
- Painful urination
- Frequent urination in small amounts
- blood in the urine
- excessive licking of genitals
NHV products are plant-based remedies for bladder stones in dogs that provide extra support along with a vet-recommended treatment plan.
Because having bladder stones can be incredibly uncomfortable, NHV’s all-natural remedies for dogs with bladder stones are precisely formulated to help ease symptoms and speed recovery time.
Additional Support Tips
Changing the diet may help prevent struvite bladder stones but it is important that you speak to your vet before making any dietary adjustments. There are human-grade quality remedies for dogs with bladder stones at NHV that will provide added support for healthy urinary tract function.