Aug 29, 2015
SilkieXYorkshire, Female, 8 years
Consulted Toa Payoh Vets for right hindlimb lameness. Patellar bones luxate easily medially in both hind limbs. X-rays for sprained knees showed lots of bladder stones.
No complaint of blood in the urine or peeing problems.
A trace of blood.
Crystals amorphous phosphate 3+
Little white cells 3
No red cells. 0
Advised S/D to dissolve the stones.
A rare case of sterile struvite in a dog. Almost 99% are infection-induced struvites with microbial urease involved. Hence, the owners did not know about the bladder stones till X-rays for lameness. These stones can be dissolved by S/D diet and change to C/D diet later.
Sometimes, a rare case appears. Urine must be collected to test for crystals.