Bladder Stones in Boston Terriers
Posted by Lu
My friend’s little dog recently had bladder stones and she said her little dog was miserable. She tried to pee and dribbled out a little bit and then tried again and again. The poor little dog struggled. She took the dog to the veterinarian quickly and he diagnosed the little dog quickly. Bladder stones in Boston Terriers are not common, but unless you recognize the symptoms your dog may be in pain needlessly.
Our four-legged pets require all the care they can get from their masters. This is because they are very prone to some diseases that can be otherwise ignored by their owners. Bladder stones are one of the main diseases that dogs suffer in their lifetime. Bladder infections should be addressed right on their onset. This is to prevent future damages to the other vital organs like the kidneys.
Almost all breeds of dog are susceptible to forming bladder stones. These stones are produced if some excess minerals and other waste products solidify or crystallize in the dog’s bladder area. Symptoms may vary from one dog to another. But one fact remains your dog would definitely suffer a good amount of pain because of it.
Bladder stones are also referred to as uroliths. Bladder stones are caused by a lot of factors. It may be due to some chronic infections and metabolic problems.
Female dogs are more prone to bladder stones than male dogs. And smaller dogs acquire it more often than the larger breeds. More often than not, bladder stones only become a problem once it blocks the flow of urine in the urethra. At such point, your dog won’t be able to urinate properly. If not attended to right away, your dog might even die out of the complications of the disease especially if the crystallized stone is too big for its body to bear.
Bladder stones may recur at anytime. This fact indicates that you need to provide lifetime care to your pet if and when it was diagnosed with bladder stones. This also means that your pet has to retain its prescription diet, even if the vet has declared that the stone was already dissolved.
Bladder stones in Boston Terriers can be painful, but they can be treated. If recognize any of the symptoms in the article above, get to the veterinarian as quickly as you can.
If your Boston Terrier has had bladder stones, please tell me about it in the comment section below.