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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2016 - 04:36 PM

Not that long ago I posted about my dog being sick and having bladder stones. And I had to put him down.

My mom just called me all upset her 10 year old king caviler Charles spaniel has bladder stones just like Duncan has. They just discovered them. They need to do more testing but it can either go good, preventable kind or as my dog the unpreventable kind.

This is like living the same nightmare over and over again! My mom is so upset. That dog is her best friend. They go everywhere together. And it's even worse because we just lost Duncan over the same thing.
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Posted October 10, 2016 - 04:45 PM

Sending hopes for the best resolution.
Pray for strength for Mom and good news for pooch.
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Posted October 10, 2016 - 05:45 PM

god I remember when you said that. my prays go out to you and mother in hope her dog will live a good life and bet this problem

best of luck -TC

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Posted October 10, 2016 - 09:14 PM

And it's even worse because we just lost Duncan over the same thing. 

 

It sure would be interesting to know why this is happening. Were both dogs drinking the same water or eating the same food?

Hope everything goes well.


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Posted October 10, 2016 - 09:23 PM

It sure would be interesting to know why this is happening. Were both dogs drinking the same water or eating the same food?
Hope everything goes well.

Me and mom had a discussion about this.

Both dogs have drank the same county water their whole lives. Duncan ate ol Roy for the first 6 years of his life. Then the last 4 he ate beniful(this is when he moved in with my parents)

Her dog(Chevy) has ate beniful his whole life.

We were trying to find similarities. She called The vet said and he said this has no bearing that some dogs get them and some don't. It's a very odd thing to me. I suppose like humans and kidney stones.

I pray he has the preventable type and a simple diet change will cure him.



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Posted October 10, 2016 - 09:34 PM

We feed our dog a freeze dried raw food called Primal.  Good stuff but it ain't cheap.  Our dogs worth it though to keep it healthy.  Praying that your moms pup comes through this ok.


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Posted October 10, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Can't they go in and remove the bladder stones?  I hear about dogs having this surgery quite  often around here. 


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Posted October 11, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Can't they go in and remove the bladder stones?  I hear about dogs having this surgery quite  often around here. 

Some surgeries on dogs can be expensive.We had a cancer removed from our first Shih Tzu 4 years ago and it was about $500. The surgery gave him 6 more months to be with us. The vet only had to open up a place near anus. Still brings tears to my eyes.


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Posted October 11, 2016 - 02:12 PM

Can't they go in and remove the bladder stones? I hear about dogs having this surgery quite often around here.

They can. I had Duncan's removed twice. First time he was good for 2 years. Second time he was good for 6 months. Then when they came back the causes kidney failure from the clog.

I paid out 3,000 total for those surgeries.

I could of tried to had another one done and I considered it, but the last one was only 6 months. He had scar tissue from the build up and if it only last 6 months again I didn't want to subject him to more cutting and recovering. Money wasn't the issue with him. I just didn't want to subject the little guy to more cutting that may or may not work. As painful as it was I decided to let him go and not suffer. He had other issues as well. Epilepsy was the biggest.

There are other procedures. They can flush them out, they can be naturally dissolved via diet change, and they can break them up via ultra sonic. My dog wasn't a candidate for any of the other procedures and diet didn't work.

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 04:21 PM

With all the issues Duncan had I can see why you went the route you did.  Sometimes that is the only course you have.  I Hope your moms dog does better.


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Posted October 12, 2016 - 07:30 PM

Good news. They took a urine sample over did the testing and they said the stones were caused by a UTI and are not like my dog had. They gave him antibiotics and some special food.

Sounds good so far. I was happy to hear how relieved she is.
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Posted October 13, 2016 - 06:15 AM

Glad to hear Moms buddy is going to be better.
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