Bladder Stones, Dogs will need to be rested for 1-2 weeks following the surgery so they don’t damage the surgical sites or break internal stitches. Urine may be blood-tinged for several days following surgery. Straining to urinate should improve by 2-3 weeks after the surgery.
Bladder stones surgery can cause pain and confusion to the dog. Although removing the stones does not provide much relief for the dog, surgery can make the dog feel pain and pain for a few days. The dog may be confused about what just happened and why he has an incision in his stomach and may behave differently as a result. As with most surgeries, removing bladder stones requires specific aftercare for the dog to ensure its comfort, safety and health.
What is the treatment for bladder stones in dogs?
Some treatment recommendations may include fluid treatment to help clean the kidneys and urinary tract, which may facilitate the passage of small stones and crystals. Medication to treat an underlying cause, such as an antibiotic if there is evidence of a urinary tract infection. Pain relievers, if necessary.
- Prevent your dog from licking an apartment until the stitches are removed, which usually occurs about 14 days after surgery. Your dog can cause infection and irritation on the sewing line if he constantly licks it. In addition, the dog can remove stitches if he can reach it. Place an Elizabethan collar on the dog or provide permanent supervision and prevent his chewing and licking.
- Feed your dog the food the vet recommends. Most dogs with bladder stones are placed on special diets that prevent future stones. Follow the instructions on the label for information on how much to feed a dog. The dog may not want to eat much food for the first few days after surgery, which is usually normal. If you are concerned about your dog’s appetite, see your vet.
- Provide fresh drinking water for your dog at all times. Water can help flush crystals and bacteria out of your dog’s bladder. It can also help prevent stone formation. Reduce the amount of water your dog drinks on the day of surgery, because his stomach may be upset with anesthesia, but let him drink as much as he wants afterwards.
- Watch your dog’s ability to urinate. Even immediately after surgery, your dog should still be able to urinate, although it can be a bit painful. If you notice that your dog is trying to eliminate it or nothing comes out, contact your vet immediately.
- Prevent your dog from engaging in many activities until the stitches are removed. Your dog will remain sore for the first few days after surgery and may not want to do much. Once it begins to feel better, you should reduce its activity levels as it can worsen the sewing line if it is overly active.
- Give any medication your veterinarian prescribes to your dog as needed. Your veterinarian will likely give your dog antibiotics to prevent infection, as well as pain medications.