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« on: July 17, 2018, 07:51:22 PM »

Anyone have any experience with bladder stones?  My baby has a stone about the size of her tiny bladder.  Surgery scheduled for tomorrow.  I am sick for her.  She has had a life of UTI's and we thought we were dealing with that but come to find out it is much worse.  Then they want to keep her in the hospital but I found out no one is there overnite!  So I'm going to see if I can bring her home tomorrow nite.  Anyone go thru this and can tell me what to expect?  They will cut thru the belly, and then the bladder to remove the giant stone.  My poor baby.   
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 01:23:33 PM »

Just seeing this.  Mary, I am sorry you and your pup have to deal with this.

I think there may be some older posts in the Health section about this surgery.

I agree:  if there is no human at the vet hospital overnight, then there is NO reason for the dog to remain there.  Bring her home.  You can take her back first thing in the morning if they need to check anything.

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 01:45:42 PM »

Hi Sandie.  Yes I have been reading some old old posts and even emailed one (dont know if I will hear back) but I talked to the Vet and told him my concerns so he said if she is doing well I can take her home.  He called me now saying her blood work all came back good so he was ready to sedate her, and it's noonish here, so hope by this evening I can go get her. 
Thank you for replying.  I hope you and yours are well. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 11:41:23 AM »

 Hi, apologies Mary, I have just seen this. I do hope the little one is doing ok. Bengy had a large bladder stone removed years ago. He was in real distress before due to pain weeing poor soul, or rather trying to. Recovery was excellent. He has been on Hills special food ever since (at considerable cost) but we are not as good as we should be ensuring he has nothing else. The vet advised not even vegetables! Nothing but the Hills. He is 14 now and touch wood, has been fine.

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 12:27:36 PM »

Hi Pam, and thank you for replying.  So good to hear your baby has been good on that food.  So far we are still waiting for the report to come back to know what caused my baby's stone, but the dr said to get her and my other baby off filtered water, and onto distilled water.  He said he has seen other's recently with the same problem and I guess he is blaming our water.  So of course, the water is changed already.  And no vegetables?  Wow.. 
Right now I pay 20 dollars for 12 lbs of their food. I wonder how much more Hill's food will cost. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 01:31:43 PM »

 Vet said the stone Ben had was not common in Bichon. Common in Damations! Now I know Bengy is big but not that big and not spotted lol. I think it was an oxalate stone but it is a long time ago.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 06:41:36 PM »

Soon as the results come back for Mia I'll let you know.  Thanks for the info! 
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 06:43:41 PM »

Yes,  Pam that to much calcium...  Cant imagine you giving Ben this stuff... 
High-oxalate foods to limit, if you eat them, are:
Spinach.
Bran flakes.
Rhubarb.
Beets.
Potato chips.
French fries.
Nuts and nut butters.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2018, 03:40:01 PM »

No, he had nothing like that. I don’t think he has ever had a French fry. Come to that, it is a long time since I had one. He was fed a premium dry food that all the others were fed and none of them ever had a problem. Fingers crossed we never see another.
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