Kidney stones in male dogs

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1916673 tn?1420236870 Dogs acquire phosphorus directly from food, and normally (in healthy dogs) any excess is excreted through the kidneys. In kidney disease the kidneys are damaged and cannot excrete excess phosphorus, which then acts like a toxic substance in the blood. Reducing phosphorus intake is therefore important (check all the foods you may be feeding, including treats, for phosphorus content). The additional way of controlling it is to introduce a phosphate binder.
Avatar n tn He Ph levels are perfect, no kidney stones, and no infection. He is not in pain but urinating blood cannot be good. He will urinate normally and then when he is outside for a while and starts to mark on various things his urine changes from normal to bloody. The same result happens after he has been outside running. A few hours later he will urinate and the color is back to normal. PLEASE HELP!
Avatar n tn My cat has a large stone in her bladder and a small one in her kidney she is on Hills CD food and antibiotics right now I"m not sure if I should wait a couple of months to see if the bladder stone dissolves or just have it removed now? They said they can't remove the kidney stone but they can remove the bladder stone, but I don't know how the kidney stone is going to effect her health in the future.
661200 tn?1225486613 By rotating his lasix, I have been able to cut his elevated kidney levels in half. His at one time were also in the very high range, but they are HALF of what they were, now. I didn't actually cut any dose out, I rotate....One day he gets his 3, next day 2, next day 1 & then I start over....This has worked for 6mos., now....He is due his 3mo. bloodwork in 2wks. and we'll go from there...Just wanted you to know that your not alone. I'm glad you and your baby are having a good day....
Avatar m tn I had a small stone pass back then and on x-ray they saw a 4 mm stone sitting in my right kidney, so I had a scheduled follow up to check on it. The stone has moved to my ureter and has gotten stuck, about halfway. I've been feeling significant pain on that side since the end of December, but I had a kidney infection which was treated with ampicillin at that time and thought it was all related to that.
7985790 tn?1396019951 My 16 year old male very well behaved dog started peeing in the house not lifting his leg, mainly at night when sleeping & while eating. I take him out frequently. He doesn't seem to be aware that he is peeing when indoors. He has never had an accident indoors, emotionally he is very close to me, I adopted a homeless puppy 6 months ago.
Avatar f tn I take phenergan myself for constant nausea, and discovered late in the game that dogs can also take phenergan. It didn't work quite as well as the reglan, but at that point we tried anything we could get our hands on. Over the counter Dramamine for motion sickness can be tried as it is metabolized in the liver - got that info from an ER vet nearby.
Avatar n tn Im a 40 year old white male with a history of kidney stones. for the past few years ive had persistent pain, and have been to a urologist. I have a large stone in the left kidney. They suggested i have a PERC done, but since the pain has been somewhat manageable, i havent done anything. especially since they told me that the stone in the kidney doesnt usually cause pain and there were no guarantees this would even solve my problem.
Avatar n tn I suspect prostatitis, or inflammation/infection of an enlarged prostate, common in unneutered male dogs. Other possiblities include kidney infection, kidney or bladder stones, or cancer of the prostate or bladder. I recommend urine testing and culture for infection, rectal examination to palpate the prostate, and possible xrays or ultrasound of the prostate, bladder and kidneys. If prostatitis is diagnosed, it is treated with a several week course of oral antibiotics and neutering.
Avatar n tn Occasional Motrin for headaches, and a few vicodins after a vicious attack of kidney stones. I was 6% body fat virtually my whole life until I got married and had kids, now I'm just a big buffed dad with a little chunk acquired from life after 50. I snore, and have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and tried the cpap machine that tried to suffocate me in my sleep. Now I just sleep on my side and use an adjustable temperpedic mattress.
Avatar n tn I am ok, but if I wake up in the morning hours; I am in severe pain - in the lower back (kidney area, right and left hip (on the sides) and upper back in the middle. After about 30 min to 1 hr; it goes away. I have a sedentary job and if I sit too long, my hips will ache again and makes it slightly painful to get out of chair, but nothing like the morning.
Avatar n tn I am a 59 year old male in excellent condition who runs 35-45 miles a week. About 1 week ago, after a vacation to Florida, I noticed a warming sensation on the outside of my left calf that lasts only a few seconds and comes and goes. This is a new symptom and quite disturbing. For some of the posters from last October, any news from the Doctor community as to what this might be ? What is it caused from ? Thanks for your thoughts !
Avatar m tn (Also posted in the hypertension forum) I'm a 47 year old hypertensive male. Quick hypertension history: 25-35 years old: normal/high blood pressure, 135/85 36 years old: 140/90, official hypertensive diagnosis 36-43 years old: many meds tried, no medicine significantly brought down blood pressure, but gave bad side effects.
Avatar f tn Stones tend to be more serious in male dogs, because they can block the urine passage, which is a situation far less common in females. The other problem is that some dogs are 'stone producers', and this means even when the surgery is completed, you will need to 'manage' his condition for life. This will certainly involve a new kidney-stone specific diet - which your vet should fully explain to you, but if they don't, you MUST ask about it. Let us know how Rocky goes with the surgery.
931217 tn?1283484935 [16] The incidence of mammary tumors in female cats is roughly half that seen in dogs.[17] Mammary cancer is extremely rare in male dogs. [17] In dogs, the chances of developing a mammary tumor increase with age and vary with breed.[13,17] There is no apparent protective effect of having a litter for dogs or cats. [17,20] About half of canine mammary tumors are malignant, whereas 85-90% of feline mammary tumors are malignant.
Avatar n tn Urethral hypotonia (also known as spay incontinence), kidney disease, urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis, diabetes, bladder cancer, bladder stones, other endocrine disorders (such as hyperadrenocorticism), behavioral causes and combinations of those listed above, and more.
Avatar n tn i will manufacture pain to give myself a free high here and there... by no means am i a martyr... i had kidney stones a few weeks ago and i had to take pain meds... but it is scary every time i need to take narcotics... to easy to mess up... in your case you may really need to take something stonger for your cough, i don't know... i am sure the doc will be around soon to tell you if you CAN take that tussionex with the bup! good luck either way and i hope you feel better soon!
Avatar f tn I have just this evening been speaking with someone (very experienced and knowledgable) on this site who reported their vet had said there are two main reasons for kidney disease in dogs - over-vaccinating with annual boosters and feeding dry food (hence dogs become dehydrated for most of their lives). I intend researching these much more, but thought this information might be useful to you as part of your consideration about whether to stay with dry food or not.
Avatar n tn In 2007, my bijon frise had surgery to remove stones caused by crystal (calcium oxcalate) buildup. Today, I took my dog in for a checkup and ended up with emergency surgery, for a second time for the exact same thing: to yet again, removes stones (as confirmed with X-rays). I have two questions: 1. Is $3,000-3,500 CDN the going rate for this kind of surgery (stones were in the bladder and penis) price includes all the X-rays, surgery, meds, tests, etc all in?
Avatar n tn If your dog is elderly he may have urinary incontinence. Although more common in females, male dogs can also acquire urinary incontinence. Other possiblilities include early renal disease, which has not as yet shown up in the blood work, a latent Urinary Tract Infection, bladder stones, or a new behavioral disorder. Lyme disease can also cause kidney problems, so please have your dog's blood tested for Lyme disease and the other common tick borne disease's common in your area.
Avatar n tn These dogs ALL need to be checked for UTIs or Bladder infections before you proceed with any kind of proper training....Urinary Tract Infections make it impossible for animals or humans (For that matter) to hold their urine..... Also, Kidney/Bladder Stones are common in toy breeds..... I don't understand the "Throwing your dog away Or Making it someone else's problem" because of a few accidents! Neither did anyone mention that they had seen a Vet before posting!
Avatar m tn Hi I have a male cat who is 16 years old. I know that his kidneys are not working well and he drinks a lot of water all day. He is otherwise behaving normally and seems happy enough just sleeping around the house in his favorite spots all day. He does not eat much and has become very thin. His bones are very noticeable when we pet him. He has always been a fairly thin cat and never ate a lot, but not this thin. I want to keep him comfortable and help him to eat more.
12980073 tn?1429819661 The extra fluids given during the anaesthetic is proper protocol in unwell dogs w/kidney issues, but NOT used in young, healthy dogs!! So, why did they do this if the bloodwork was fine???? The specific blood test for the spay surgery is designed for Kidney & Liver function before a surgery, but it was stated that that bloodwork was good at this point.....Yet, fluids were given during the spay!! Why????
Avatar f tn I live in Austria and he is on S/O prescription food, to disolve struvite stones He is not blocked at present. He will be back at the vet in one hour, I do not feel very hopeful as his pee is half blood.
1393112 tn?1294907542 I had to sleep next to him at night or he would not settle, it took about a week for him to be pain free. In very large dogs stones can be a very big problem.Nowhere near the worry with small dogs no idea why. Lets hope your little dog has passed the stone already.
670955 tn?1226601500 Also called 'triple phosphate'(magnesium ammonium phosphate) are the most commonly seen with urinary tract infections and most frequently seen in females. These type of crystals are seen in young dogs (under a year) or in middle aged or older dogs. Struvites are almost always accompanied by bacteria that create a high alkaline pH. In cats, struvite stones form in the absence of a bladder infection.
5591135 tn?1380171656 injection, this is not a good drug for use with cats, in fact as far as I know its only approved for dogs in the injection form...and even in tablets baytril can cause blindness in high doses... the Vet hasn't even done a C&S honey, so the cause is MORE THAN LIKELY NOT even infection...cats actually very rarely get an infection...what they get is FLUTD caused by dry foods...this is crystal formation and yes will cause a blockage if not fed a moisture rich canned food!!!!
Avatar f tn Welcome to the forum......Have none of your Vets or specialist ever offered you a medication for incontinence? Each of them sells one, but they go by different names.....They work beautifully & are made specifically for what your describing....I know many dogs that have taken them & it changes everyone's life including the dog's, who by the way, is picking up on your displeasure....We ourselves, will all be in this same situation eventually.... Next would be doggie diapers....
Avatar m tn I would love to see what dreams she's having! Jaybay has a good point. Most dogs need challenges as well as exercise in the day. They need to problem-solve in one way or another, and the more intelligent they are, the more they need that. Walks in new territory are an interesting thing for them. Extra mental stimulus. And most healthy dogs need more exercise than humans are normally accustomed to!
544292 tn?1268886268 I got an email this morning from my Mother who says she's coming here in September? I can't even think that far in advance. I'm thinking stuff like, "I have to brush my hair and take a shower." It seems like an insurmountable prospect! I have such respect for anyone who has come off Tramadol and .... I don't know ... maintained a life? Mud mud mud everywhere. Walking thru mud. I just took vitamins and a big cup of Lecithin granules which are supposed to decrease anxiety.