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Bladder Stone Removal

Welcome to Paddington Vet, where we provide thorough and compassionate care for pets suffering from bladder stones. Bladder stones, or calculi, can cause discomfort and health issues for your pet and may require surgical intervention. Our experienced veterinary team is skilled in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating bladder stones, ensuring that every pet receives the highest standard of care. We focus on detailed surgical procedures to remove bladder stones, enhancing your pet’s comfort and promoting a smooth recovery. Learn more about our comprehensive approach to treating bladder stones and how we can help maintain your pet’s urinary health.

Bladder Stone Removal in Pets: Effective Treatment at Paddington Vet

What are Bladder Stones?

Bladder stones, or bladder calculi, are hard accumulations of minerals that form in the bladder. Several factors can contribute to their development, including diets high in salt, genetic predisposition (where some animals lack specific enzymes), bladder infections, and changes in the bladder environment that increase stone formation risk.

Diagnosis of Bladder Stones

Bladder stones are often detectable through palpation of the abdomen, where they can be felt in many cases. If symptoms such as frequent urination or recurrent bladder infections suggest stones, but they are not palpable, an X-ray is a straightforward method for confirmation. This diagnostic step typically does not require anaesthesia.

Treatment Options

While some bladder stones can be managed with a special diet, surgical removal is often necessary to effectively address the condition. Our skilled veterinary team employs meticulous surgical techniques to ensure the complete removal of bladder stones, safeguarding your pet's health. Although the procedure itself is conducted with efficiency, the focus remains on precision and the utmost care, allowing most pets to return home the same day under safe conditions. This careful balance of thoroughness and expertise underscores the depth of our commitment to your pet's well-being.

Cost of Surgery

The cost of bladder stone removal surgery typically starts from $2,100, excluding any additional diagnostic fees if the diagnosis has not been made previously.

We do offer payment plans through credit providers. Please see our payment plans section for more information.

Recovery and Aftercare

Post-surgery, it is important to keep your pet calm and restrict their activity for 5 to 7 days to ensure proper healing. If dietary factors contributed to the stone formation, a change in your pet's diet might be necessary to prevent recurrence.

At Paddington Vet, we are equipped to diagnose and treat bladder stones with expert care, ensuring your pet returns to health swiftly and safely. We provide comprehensive aftercare instructions to help your pet recover smoothly and reduce the likelihood of future issues.

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