Bladder Stone Removal in McKinney, TX
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What Is Bladder Stone Removal?
Bladder stones are a common condition in dogs and cats. Also referred to as uroliths, bladder stones are rock-like crystals that become trapped in the bladder and affect your pet's ability to urinate. They usually form over time and can range in size and type, including struvite stones and calcium oxalate stones. Symptoms of bladder stones in cats and dogs include:
- Urinating in the house
- Difficulty or inability to urinate
- Abdominal pain or tenderness
- Blood in the urine
- Needing to urinate frequently
- Licking the genital area
If your pet is showing signs of bladder stones, don't hesitate to reach out to Pet Method in McKinney, TX. Integrative veterinary expert Dr. Hunter Finn specializes in the diagnosis and removal of bladder stones using the most effective surgical methods.
How Bladder Stone Removal Works
During your visit to Pet Method, x-rays or ultrasounds may be performed to pinpoint the location and size of the bladder stones. Removal surgery is often needed, although this is not always the case. For smaller bladder stones that are caught early on, Dr. Finn might recommend less invasive methods to help the stones pass naturally. For surgical removal of bladder stones (cystotomy), your pet will be asleep under general anesthesia before an incision is made in the abdomen. Dr. Finn will remove the stones through the incision, followed by closing it up with staples or stitches. Our team will provide instructions on how to care for your pet during the recovery period. Additionally, Dr. Finn can offer practical tips and dietary guidance to help your pet avoid getting bladder stones in the future.
Prompt Care for Urinary Stones
Bladder stones are not only painful, but they can lead to obstruction if left untreated. At Pet Method, Dr. Hunter Finn performs bladder stone removal surgery for dogs and cats of all types in McKinney, TX. He and his team are dedicated to offering the highest levels of compassionate care through the use of Fear Free medicine. Contact our office to schedule a visit today.
Pet Method Reviews
The staff was very accommodating to fit us in as a semi emergency, same day, new patient. Dr Finns recommended treatment worked beautifully. His demeanor was outstanding, he examined my dog where he was most comfortable ie: in my lap and on the floor. Highly recommend.
Me and my fur baby meeko drive from Cedar Hill to come here! It really is just amazing. Meeko absolutely loves all the staff, they are all so friendly! Pet method has definitely taken the right precautions to ensure that both your fur baby and you have a stress free visit!! We plan on sticking with pet method for a long time!! Picture of how meeko felt after his visit 🤣
Wow, what a great experience! Dr. Finn and his staff were absolutely wonderful. They were super friendly, answered all my questions, had a super clean office, and treated my cat with kindness and respect. I have been to many vets around the DFW area, and this has been the best experience I have had at a vet. Definitely will bring all my pets here for future wellness checks and more. Thank you!
I’m new to McKinney and needed to find a vet. I took my older lab, Buddy, to Pet Method. Everyone was so kind and friendly. I was getting around with a broken foot and they went above and out of their way to help me with Buddy while we were there. I loved how they got on the floor with Buddy, at his level and not putting him on an exam table. It made a world of difference. I will definitely take Buddy back from now on!
Everyone here is so kind & patient. My mom is 75 and we had to take her toy poodle here for an injury he had with his nail. They were all so good with him and very detailed about everything going on. Prices were affordable and service was great! Thank you for taking care of Wheatley!
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Bladder Stone Removal FAQs
Does removing my pet’s bladder stones always require surgery?
No, it doesn’t. Depending on your pet’s needs, Dr. Finn can also use less invasive methods that help your pet to pass the stones naturally.
Will my pet feel any pain?
No, they won’t. Before any incision is made for surgical removal of bladder stones, your pet will be put under general anesthesia, meaning they will be safely asleep during the entire procedure. Dr. Finn will give you aftercare instructions to help your pet heal safely and comfortably.
How can I help prevent my pet from getting bladder stones?
Depending on the type of bladder stones your pet has, Dr. Finn can prescribe a special diet or medications that can help reduce their risk for developing future bladder stones. At home, you can increase the amount of water your pet drinks, do not give them table scraps, feed canned food, and add water to dry and/or canned food. One of the best things you can do to help your pet is to be vigilant in monitoring them for any symptoms of bladder stones so they can receive early treatment if necessary.