What are Bladder Stones?
Bladder stones, also known as uroliths, are hard mineral deposits that form in your pet’s bladder. These stones can be caused by a variety of factors, such as diet, genetics, and urinary tract infections. Bladder stones can cause discomfort, pain, and irritation in your pet’s urinary tract, and can also lead to complications such as urinary tract infections or blockages.
What is Cystotomy?
Cystotomy is a surgical procedure that involves making an incision in your pet’s bladder to remove bladder stones. This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure your pet’s comfort and safety.
What are the Benefits of Cystotomy?
Cystotomy can provide significant relief for pets who are suffering from bladder stones. This procedure can also prevent long-term complications, such as urinary tract infections or blockages. Removing bladder stones can also help your pet’s urinary tract function more effectively, improving their overall health and wellbeing.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
After the procedure, your pet will need to rest and recover for a few days. We will provide you with detailed instructions for post-operative care, including pain management and monitoring for any signs of complications. Your pet may need to wear an Elizabethan collar to prevent them from scratching or licking at the surgical site.
At VIP Animal Hospital, we understand that every pet is unique, and we strive to provide personalized care tailored to your pet’s individual needs. If you think your pet may have bladder stones, please contact us to schedule a consultation. Our experienced veterinarians will be happy to discuss this procedure with you and help you make an informed decision about your pet’s care.