Bladder Stones

Bladder stones are mineralized objects that form in the bladders of dogs and cats.  They are often caused by urinary tract infections.  Diet may be another factor. Clinical signs include difficulty urinating, bloody urine, or urinating a little bit at a time.  Left untreated, bladder stones can become life-threatening. Diagnosis is confirmed with radiographs (x-rays) and/or ultrasound.  Sometimes the stones […]

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is a disorder of the bladder and urethra that causes signs including straining to urinate, bloody urine, and at times a complete inability to urinate, which if untreated can lead to kidney failure and death. The disease is causes by microscopic crystals that form in the urine.  These crystals […]