Saturday, January 24, 2015

1176. A female Pom pees blood - bladder stones

Sunday Jan 24, 2015

To lower medical costs, X-rays need not be done if the stones are palpable and the owner had given informed consent.

A vet referred this young couple to 3 vet practices for X-rays and prescribed antibiotics. The wife came to Toa Payoh Vets for further consultation. 

I palpated the abdomen, felt crepitus (gas rubbing against stones) and could feel two smooth stones about 2 cm x 2 cm in addition to smaller ones. Surgery will prove whether I am correct.

Surgery scheduled 3 days later with the dog on antibiotics. Chances of survival are good as the dog is younger, her heart and lungs OK and eating," I said."The blood test will show us the health of the liver and kidneys."

The stones need to be analysed to confirm

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