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Old 02-03-2010, 09:54 AM   #1
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Embarassed "Stone" in yorkie's (Crimson) urethra!

My 4/yo yorkie was diagnosed yesterday with a stone in his urethra! he had a stone in his bladder 2 years ago but this one is sitting at the base of his penis in his urethra. It is not blocking his urine now. We went to get his teeth cleaned and they do blood work and I ask that they check his urine because I was scared he might have another one! The vet put him on an antibiotic Clavamox for a week and then recheck- He says he does not think he can pass it 30% maybe but not likely. So he hopes with antibiotic that inflammation can be reduced and they can flush the stone into the bladder and remove if not will have to remove from the urethra! I am scared because last time he has some bleeding and had to go back the next day! Just would like some information from anyone else who has had such situations- Thanks for reading
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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was the stone prior urate or struvite
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:59 AM   #3
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Well I just do not remember- They did send it off because they waited on the results before telling me the food he would need to eat. He has been on dry(Royal Canin) Urinary SO14 for the passt 2 years but not exclusively --we have fed him table food -dog treats -and just about any thing we had-I thought it was a fluke until this time I decided to do a little research online!! I feel terrible since I have read about all the problems!
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Well I just do not remember- They did send it off because they waited on the results before telling me the food he would need to eat. He has been on dry(Royal Canin) Urinary SO14 for the passt 2 years but not exclusively --we have fed him table food -dog treats -and just about any thing we had-I thought it was a fluke until this time I decided to do a little research online!! I feel terrible since I have read about all the problems!
ask the vet they have it in their file and NO other food as high protein can trigger stones in dogs prone to this - if a dog is on a strict diet for something you have to stick to that or you could have more problems like you are encountering they do not know the difference trust me treat them with the kibble and they will think it is a treat mine do anyway
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Thanks I will check!! Also our doctor will have to remove the stone surgically--He hopes on this antibiotic the inflammation will go down and he can manipulate the stone back to the bladder and surgically remove it-- When he had this done before he had some post surgical bleeding! Had to go back to the vet the next morning!! A bleeder! Well my vet said this would be more complicated if he cannot get the stone in the bladder because he will have to go to the urethra and cut it and remove the stone! I called the University of Tenn. and the can do it laprascopically --Same day surgery and she said that they had NEVER failed to flush one from the urethra to the bladder and remove with the scope!! I did ask the cost and it will be around 1200.00. I am soooo soooo sad about all this and again I do feel totally resp. for all this!! Good Advice and I do appreciate your input !! I read the conversation with Brody and I know you have a lot of good advice!
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My little boy has had a rough month. Currently, he has a urination problem that the vet can't seem to diagnose. He is on the SO food formula. What he is doing now is going to his pee pad over and over. He stands there and makes funny noises as he shakes his back leg trying to pee. He will leave, and then run back and do the same thing in about 5 min. Sometimes, he will do this over and over. The vet has done xray, urinalysis, and ultrasound. No stones were found anywhere and his urine is clean. He is on clavimox, but that does not seem to be helping.

Earlier in the month, he smacked his head and was totally unconscious for almost 20 minutes, We thought we was dead with a broken neck. When I came home from work, in his excitement he was spinning round and round and hit is head on the wall. He dropped immediately, no staggering, just down like a dead dog who was shot. His eyes were open and his tongue hanging out. We rushed him to the dog hospital and he starting coming around in the car. They kept him over night. He is perfectly fine now. We think he sticks his tongue out more than he used to. His pee problem started the day we brought him back from the hospital.

What is the difficulty diagnosis this kind of urination problem? He seems to be getting the urine out ok.
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Well that is a little strange but for some reason he cannot get his bladder emptied it sound like or maybe like a UTI where you feel like you have to go all the time!!! His bladder could be having spasms! I wonder if they put dogs on Pyridium or something to relax that sphincter I just do not know!! Well thanks sooo much for reading my story! I am new to this site but it is very informative--However I have been in this forum and some of the situations are sooo sad--I cried most of yesterday! Well I hope your baby gets to feeling better! I have got to make the arrangements to take my baby to Tenn. to have his procedure! I talked with my vets office today and they said they just do not have the capabilities to do laprascopic surgery and I cannot stand the thoughts of him having the open "BIG" surgery!
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Hi my little Mickey had this surgery 2 times with in 6 months ( I dont think they got all the stones the first time) they had flushed him 3 times until I said enough is enough just do the surgery.his were also lodge in the urethra the first surgery was terrible took him weeks to bounce back, a different Dr did the secong surgery and he was good the next day and the cut looked so much better then the first time.

any ways make sure they send the stones to the lab to make sure what kind they are so he can be put on the right foods. different stones diggerent foods. Mickeys on U/D plus he only drinks bottled water now. and he seems to be doing great now.
food luck with your little one, keeping him in my prayers. keep us updated.
heres a site on bladder stones.

Bladder Stones
Bladder Stones information

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Wanted to post these links, seems like theres more and more of us posting about our little ones having Crystals/ stones and I found these two great links that have lots of information on them.

Bladder Stones
Introduction
Cause
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Composition
Medical Treatment
Surgical Treatment
Prevention
Dietary Information


Bladder Stones

another good link is
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Con...?P=PRINT&A=662

Bladder Stones (Urinary Calculi) in Dogs

Bladder Problems in Dogs

http://www.yorkietalk.com/forums/sic...formation.html



Prescription diet foods

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http://www.hillspet.com/zSkin_2/prod...=1170787196950
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My little boy has had a rough month. Currently, he has a urination problem that the vet can't seem to diagnose. He is on the SO food formula. What he is doing now is going to his pee pad over and over. He stands there and makes funny noises as he shakes his back leg trying to pee. He will leave, and then run back and do the same thing in about 5 min. Sometimes, he will do this over and over. The vet has done xray, urinalysis, and ultrasound. No stones were found anywhere and his urine is clean. He is on clavimox, but that does not seem to be helping.

Earlier in the month, he smacked his head and was totally unconscious for almost 20 minutes, We thought we was dead with a broken neck. When I came home from work, in his excitement he was spinning round and round and hit is head on the wall. He dropped immediately, no staggering, just down like a dead dog who was shot. His eyes were open and his tongue hanging out. We rushed him to the dog hospital and he starting coming around in the car. They kept him over night. He is perfectly fine now. We think he sticks his tongue out more than he used to. His pee problem started the day we brought him back from the hospital.

What is the difficulty diagnosis this kind of urination problem? He seems to be getting the urine out ok.
did they do catheterization? I am just asking as another dog had a dental and is having issues after dental so i am starting to wonder if it is due to catheterization possibly as it seems these two incidents happened after being under or in hospital. Just curious
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Hey thanks again EVERYONE!! This site really is a GODSEND! Well I will check out the sites and do further reading on this situation--I am amazed at myself and my husband at just how much we LOVE! LOVE!! LOVE!!! this little fellow! I want him to have better care than I would care about myself! Thanks again all you fellow Yorkie lovers! I will post and let you know what happens! Cindy and Crimson in Alabama
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did they do catheterization? I am just asking as another dog had a dental and is having issues after dental so i am starting to wonder if it is due to catheterization possibly as it seems these two incidents happened after being under or in hospital. Just curious
No, he was not catheterized. It was very interesting though that one of the symptoms they asked us to look for after his head trauma was difficulty peeing. I have no idea what the connection was they were interested in. The doctor thinks his kidneys are fine.
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No, he was not catheterized. It was very interesting though that one of the symptoms they asked us to look for after his head trauma was difficulty peeing. I have no idea what the connection was they were interested in. The doctor thinks his kidneys are fine.
ok so bun and creatinine are fine on blood work and no protein in urine on urinalysis?
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No, he was not catheterized. It was very interesting though that one of the symptoms they asked us to look for after his head trauma was difficulty peeing. I have no idea what the connection was they were interested in. The doctor thinks his kidneys are fine.
yes it can be a symptom of a neurological issue from the trauma- read here

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Neurogenic causes of incontinence include those that are caused by abnormalities of parts of the nervous system involved in regulation of urination.
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