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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. Contact our office to schedule a visit today.

The best pet clinic I ever been to in the whole dfw area. The vet is honest and reliable and knows exactly what he’s doing and all the other employees are helpful and respectful. They did surgery on my Boston terrier very well and my dog is back to normal!

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Dr. Finn and his whole team are fantastic. I’ve been coming to Pet Method since they opened and this is not your average vet, this is the place you want and NEED to bring your pet for the best care and exceptional experience. I had to put my sweet pup down recently and Dr. Finn and his staff could not have been more caring and compassionate. I would drive out of my way to go to their beautiful practice and get the best care imaginable for my fur baby. I’ve been to a lot of vet clinics after moving so many times so take my word. If you have a pet, you need to go see Dr. Finn. You’ll be blown away at the difference in standard of care and support you’ll receive. Plus their practice is gorgeous and you never have to wait ages just to get 5 minutes with the doctor. Truly the best!

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My experience at Pet Method was nothing short of amazing! Our dog has had some very unusual problems and symptoms for about 8+ months now. After thousands of dollars and too many vet visits to count, we were left with no answers or a potential "maybe" from our previous vet. We finally decided to get a second opinion! Dr. Finn and his staff were extremely patient, helpful, and everything my dog mamma heart needed today. From the moment I called and spoke to Sarah, I knew we were in good hands. She spent nearly 20 minutes on the phone just listening to my problems. Once I we arrived, we were greeted by two amazing ladies who made my normally extremely anxious dog, feel comfortable and 100x less anxious than he has ever been at a vet. Dr. Finn then came in and thoroughly assessed him for 30+ minutes, listened to all of my concerns/theories, and never made me feel like he was in a rush to leave the room as there were other patients he needed to get to. We do not have answers but we finally have some potential solutions which is going to make a world of difference for my dog! As crazy as this sounds, I nearly left in tears due to the amount of relief I feel knowing someone is taking my dogs health seriously. I could not recommend this place more! Dr. Finn and his staff are everything you see on TikTok and IG. I am so happy we came to see them today.

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I just wanted to share something with everyone. Over this past weekend my Chihuahua Dolly Parton had to be taken to the Animal ER hospital in McKinney. We haven't lived here long but we had seen Dr. Finn twice, but it was weekend and I only knew of one place to take Dolly. I was scared for her life and of course very emotional, one of the vets there was more concerned with money and not my dog's life, they sent us home with oral medication and said come back if anything changes. Well we came, but ended up taking Dolly back 30 minutes later cause there was no way we were going to be able to give her oral medication. Luckily the Owner of the ER was there and she was absolutely great, she was caring and she helped us, so we left Dolly there for the night. But what really made everything worse was the Vet Assistant telling me that Dr. Finn was no good and they have been telling everyone to stay away from him. I was very confused by hearing this and very upset. Well yesterday morning, a Sunday morning I get a call from Dr. Finn cause he had received an email from the owner of the ER that Dolly had been brought in and I almost didn't answer, due to what I had been told by the Vet Assistant. But I answered the call and I'm really glad I did, Dr. Finn was everything and more then my first impression of him, which was great, he showed me that I was not wrong about him, he took time on a Sunday to reach out to me and help me and that he has been doing, all day yesterday he was in contact with me, helping me, guiding me on what to do for Dolly and is still helping us figure out the best course of action for Dolly. I am angry at the lies being told about Dr. Finn, because they are just that, lies. I wanted to share this with everyone, just in case anyone has been told these lies, I wanted to let everyone one know that Dr. Finn has been wonderful and gone above and beyond to help us. Thank you Dr. Finn, we are so thankful you are our Vet. Jessica Carroll and Family

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The best vet! Everybody there is so sweet and my dog loves them. They really care and listen to and address all your concerns. I highly recommend them!

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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.

*Individual results are not guaranteed.