So your carefully laid out and executed dietary plans to prevent Bo’s bladder stones has failed.
Is surgery your only option?
The questions race through your mind.
How much does dog bladder stones surgery cost?
What about the recovery from dog bladder stone surgery? How will it go?
Without knowing the answers ahead of time, any medical care can be scary; something as invasive as bladder stone surgery for a best friend can be downright terrifying.
So here are a few answers.
First on your mind, probably, is cost.
I mean, you love Bo, but is he more important than a home for your children? Of course not.
But if you’re prepared for the investment of two to four thousand dollars, the typical bladder stone surgery cost in dogs, surgery is a viable option.
And here’s the good part.
That’s the cost for surgery to remove bladder stones in dogs.
Other medical procedures to alleviate the suffering associated with bladder stones are less expensive, if somewhat less effective.
Such surgery is always the last resort.
It can be critically necessary, but your veterinarian will have exhausted all other possibilities.
He or she will have weighed the chance of a successful outcome using first diet and then drugs before reaching the conclusion that surgery is a necessity.
Even then, both you and the doctor have options.
Will Voiding Urohydropropulsion Help?
Urohydropropulsion may be more effective in the removal of certain types of bladder stones in dogs than a physical exploration of the bladder.
Primarily, urohydropropulsion is most beneficial in the voiding of small bladder stones.
More invasive surgical techniques will be necessary when uroliths reach a certain size.
Therefore, it is vital to your pet’s well-being and your wallet to take your dog to the veterinarian annually.
Your veterinarian will know the proper dog bladder stone treatment for all types and sizes.
In dogs, struvite bladder stones are typically suitable for dissolution rendering further and more traumatic surgical options unnecessary.
Other types of stones such calcium dihydrate, calcium monohydrate, calcium oxalate, or urate, may not be so easy to handle.
Each stone has its own regimen of treatment, though there will be some overlap. Read all you can to arm yourself.
Your veterinarian will be grateful for an educated patient.
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